Shoulders, Triceps, Lats
Proper Exercise Technique
Place hands on the floor with thumbs aligned to nipple-line. Keep elbows straight, but not locked, and maintain a stabilized trunk through the movement. Keep knees hip-width apart and lower the chest to the floor. Push up to starting position.
To increase difficulty, elevate feet on bench. Use push up bars or dumbbells to allow deep stretch at bottom. Keep body straight throughout movement. This is called an “incline” push-up which is displayed below.
Incline Push Ups Exercise Start Position
Incline Push Ups Exercise Finish Position