PERSONAL TRAINER INSTRUCTION :
The mechanics of an incline push-up are the same as a regular push-up. Begin this exercise by keeping a straight back and a braced stomach. Avoid any dipping of the hips throughout the movement. Slowly lower your body down between your hands and keep your elbows closer to your body. Do not allow your elbows to flare out to the sides. Go to a depth that is comfortable for you but be sure to challenge yourself with every repetition. Exhale as you push your body back up to the starting position..
There are many modifications to push-ups including hand placement, foot placement, usage of equipment and more. Have fun in choosing a push-up that is appropriate for you. If you are just looking to learn how to do a push-up, start by practicing the movement with your knees on the ground. If you would like to learn more on how to properly perform a push-up, contact us today and we will get you started with a local personal trainer right away! Do not perform this exercise if you have shoulder pain.