Classic Push-Up / Incline/Decline Push-Up


Classic: Assume an elevated plank position with your hands shoulder width apart, while contracting your core. Keeping your elbows tucked toward your body and your head neutral, inhale as you lower your torso until your chest is within a few inches of the floor. Exhale and return to the start. This exercise can be done with the knees on the ground. Try 5-10.

Incline: Assume an elevated plank position on a bench or stable device. Place your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Keeping your back flat and core engaged, lower your chest to within a few inches of the bench. Inhale down and exhale on the return. Try 5-10.

Decline: Use the same set up with feet together elevated on a low stable device, such as a box or bench. Perform the same push-up movement as on an incline or flat.