- Kneel before two push-up handles placed slightly wider than
shoulder width apart. Grasp both handles and place feet back
on floor or slightly elevated platform. Position body straight
with arms extended. Partner can place weight plate(s) on back
- Keeping body ridged, lower body downward by bending arms
until slight stretch is felt in chest or shoulders. Push body
back up until arms are extended. Repeat.
- Both upper and lower body must be kept straight throughout
movement. Exercise can be performed without additional weight,
without handles, or without platform.
Platform compensates for height of handles. If platform is too
high, upper chest will be emphasized (see Decline
Push-up). If additional weight is used, partner will need
to add and remove weight, and keep weight from sliding off back.