Modified Incline Push-Up

Learn how to perform modified incline push-ups with video and instructions by SHOCK App trainer, Ashley Steele.

How to Modified Incline Push-Up

Primary Muscles: Upper Body,  Chest

Equipment: Bodyweight

Exercise Families: Push-Up

Trainer: Ashley Steele


  1. Kneel on an exercise mat or floor with the knees and feet hip-width apart. Place the palms of your hands on a bench or platform, and slowly shift your weight forward until the shoulders are directly over the hands.

  2. Reposition the hands as needed to allow full extension of your body without any bend at the hips or knees. Stiffen the torso by contracting your core muscles. This is the starting position.

  3. Lower the body with control until the chest is a few inches from the bench. Pause briefly, and press through the arms while maintaining a rigid torso.

  4. Continue pressing until the elbows are fully straight. Repeat the incline push-ups for the specified amount of time. Be sure the low back doesn't sag and the hips don't hike. Repeat the movement for the specified amount of time or repetitions.

  5. You should feel this working the arms, chest, triceps, and shoulders.

Alternative Exercises:

Push-Up  BOSU Push-Up

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