Close Grip Push-up (on knees)

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Close Grip Push Up (on knees)

Instructions

Preparation

Lie prone on floor with hands under shoulders or slightly narrower. Position body up off floor with extended arms and body straight.

Execution

Keeping body straight, lower body to floor by bending arms. Push body up until arms are extended. Repeat.

Comments

Both upper and lower body must be kept straight throughout movement. Forefeet can remain on floor as long as body is pivoting on knees. Also see close grip variation and wider grip push-ups on knees.

Easier

Resistance can be reduced by placing hands on horizontal bar or edge of elevated surface (knee to chest high).

Harder

For greater challenge perform Close Grip Push-ups.

Classification

 Utility: Basic
 Mechanics: Compound
 Force: Push

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