Slide-board front lever push-up

Objective

The slide-board front lever push-up requires more rotational core stability than the slide-board side lever push-up, due to the narrower base.

It is an excellent exercise to develop upper body and core strength.

It is a good progression towards a one-arm push-up.

Starting Position

Put both hands inside the slide-board booties.

Assume a push-up position, your hands placed on the slide-board, slightly wider than shoulder-width.

Keep the torso erect and the core tight. The knees and hips are extended and the spine is neutrally aligned.

Execution

Lower your body, by flexing the right arm and sliding the left hand forward (the left arm remains extended), until your chest touches the floor.

Return to the starting position by extending the right arm and sliding your left hand back.

Perform the same movement on the opposite side.

Perform the prescribed number of repetitions.

Coaching Keys

Start with a wide foot stance and progress to a narrow foot stance.

Make sure you perform the push-ups in a full range of motion with an erect torso and a tight core.

Variations

  • MB front lever push-up

    The MB front lever push-up is a very challenging push-up variation. Balancing on the medicine balls gets the muscles of the upper body and core even firing more.