Push-ups are a great part of any workout. You may not love them, and figure you can avoid them unless you're in the gym, but you'd be wrong to do so.
"Incline push-ups are a variation of the traditional push-up that people of all fitness levels can do," said Chadwell. "You can use incline push-ups to build up to doing regular ones. They are a go-to move for building muscular endurance of your upper body including your chest, shoulders, and triceps."
How to Do Incline Push-Ups:
- Stand facing your counter top or a sturdy kitchen chair or couch. Place your hands slightly wider than shoulder width on the edge of your chosen platform.
- Position your feet together and behind you to get into a push-up position. Keep your torso and back straight. Your arms will be perpendicular to your body.
- Keeping your body straight, bend your arms and lower your chest down until you almost touch your platform. Pause for a 1 count.
- Finish the move by pushing your body back up until your arms are almost fully extended.
- Repeat for 3 sets of 12 to 15.
You can challenge yourself by simply changing your foot position. If you move your feet away from your platform, you decrease the angle of your body thus creating more resistance, making the exercise harder.