Incline Push Up

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Description

 

Preparation

Stand facing bench or sturdy elevated platform. Place hands on edge of bench or platform, slightly wider than shoulder width apart.  Position forefoot back from bench or platform with arms and body straight. Arms should be perpendicular to body and elbows tucked close to your rib cage.

Execution

Keeping body straight, lower chest to edge of box or platform by bending arms. Push body up until arms are extended. Repeat.

Comments

Both upper and lower body must be keep straight throughout movement. Height of bench or platform effects difficulty of movement.

             Easier

Resistance can be reduced by performing exercise on higher bench or elevated platform or between narrow doorway.

             Harder

Resistance can be increased by performing movement on lower bench or platform or performing standard push-ups.

Why I Love This Move!

This move really targets your shoulders and triceps in addition to your chest.

Why/When I Use This Move

This move is a great addition to a warm-up, super set, or a finisher… really empty the tank and work to failure!

Give This a Try:

For your next warm-up, alternate between reverse pull-ups and incline military push-ups.

Reverse Pull-Ups                     3 sets of As Many As Possible reps

Incline Military Push-Ups     3 sets of As Many As Possible reps

Watch it here!