Incline Push Up Exercise

TARGETS: Shoulders, Lower Chest & Triceps

KEY POINTS FOR THE INCLINE PUSH UP EXERCISE
  • Start in plank position with hands on push up handles.
  • Keep elbows tucked close to body.
  • Push up while maintaining the plank position. 
  • Return to start position. 
  • Repeat until tired.

Place each hand on the elevated push up platform with your palms face down shoulder width apart.

Slowly walk your toes backwards until you reach a rigid plank position with your arms fully extended below you. Keep your elbows close to your body while doing the exercise.

From this start position slowly lower yourself towards the ground by bending at the elbow while maintaining the rigid plank position until your chest is in line with the palms of your hands.

Once you’ve reached this point, pause for a second and then contract your triceps and chest muscles and push yourself back up to the start position and then repeat the exercise movement.

For best results, complete as many repetitions as you can while maintaining proper exercise form.

Incline push ups, performed on our plyo box station on our Apollo and Helios multigym,  primarily work your chest muscles, but you'll also need to engage your core muscles to protect your back. While traditional pushups work your chest, arms, and shoulders, incline pushups take some of the pressure off your arms and shoulders to give you a solid chest workout.