How To: Do incline push-ups

Do incline push-ups

Learn how to do incline push-ups and sculpt your body without weights. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life.
Incline push-ups up the ante on the standard method by elevating your feet. The incline adds weight, and thus intensity, at the bottom of your movement—the toughest part of the push-up.

Muscles Worked
Chest (upper)

Starting Position
Stand with your back toward a flat bench which is firmly bolted to the floor. Note: Do not do this exercise using a moveable piece of furniture. Place your hands flat on the floor with arms extended and put your feet up behind you on the bench, so that you are in a plank position with your feet elevated. Your weight should be on your toes and hands, and your shoulders directly over your hands; keep your center engaged to maintain a flat back.


1. From the starting position, do a standard push-up, bending your elbows to lower your chest to the floor while keeping your back flat and a straight line from the top of your head to your feet. At the bottom of your push-up, your feet will be significantly higher than your head—so as you lower your chest, resist gravity by maintaining a continuous pace.
2. Once your chest is just a couple of inches from the floor, press back up to the starting position, using a single, smooth movement.

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