Incline push-ups are an easy exercise for beginners who don’t have strong arms yet. Performing incline push-ups in which your hands are higher than your feet is a helpful way to learn proper push-up, but without using the full weight of your body. Later on you can make it even harder by performing decline push-ups.
- Place your hands on a park bench, or other object.
- Position your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.
- Straighten your legs behind you and rest your toes on the ground. Your body is a straight line from your shoulders, through your hips and to your feet.
- Tighten your abdominals by pulling your navel toward your spine to protect your back and look down between your hands to protect your neck.
- Inhale, bend your elbows out to the sides and lower your chest toward the bench.
- Exhale, straighten your arms and return to the starting position.