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How to Do

How to Do Push-ups With Incline

The inclined push-up should begin with good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.

If any pain is experienced, immediately stop the incline push-up.

Beginning

Beginning Inclined Push-up

1. Squat or bend down in front of your box or bench, then position both hands on either side of it, fingers pointing forward.

2. The distance between your hands should be roughly shoulder width.

3. Don't be afraid to switch out a wider piece of equipment if you need to properly elevate yourself.

Movement

Inclined Push-up Movement

1. Step your body back into a plank posture, one leg at a time, after your hands are in the proper position. Before beginning, make sure your body is in a straight line, your head is aligned with your spine, and your lower back isn't sagging. Keeping your body upright might be as simple as looking a few inches ahead of you rather than down at the box.

2. Next, carefully lower your chest toward the box by bending your arms. Raise yourself back up into a straight line by straightening your arms.

3. To begin, repeat 10 times for 3 sets. As you gain strength, you can increase the number of repetitions in each set.

Benefits

Inclined Push-up Benefits

The inclination posture primarily strengthens your chest muscles, but to protect your back, you'll also need to activate your core muscles.

Exercise Aliases

Handstand Push-up.

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