Push-up

Level

Outer Unit

Variations

  • The parallel push-up is a beginner exercise to develop upper-body pressing strength. If you do not have the necessary upper-body strength to do a push-up, start with the parallel push-up. In the parallel push-up the movement is performed in a partial range of motion, where leverages of the muscles are mechanically more beneficial.

  • The hands-elevated push-up is a beginner exercise chest exercise. This exercise is an alternative for people that are not able to do a push-up with proper form. In the hands-elevated push-up a lower percentage of body weight has to be lifted, allowing the athlete to perform the exercise in the full range of motion. Full range of motion training provides the benefits of increased flexibility and decreased susceptibility to injury.

  • By placing your feet up on a bench or box a higher percentage of body weight has to be lifted.