Incline Push-Up

Learn how to perform incline push-ups with video and instructions by SHOCK App trainer, Ashley Steele.

How to Incline Push-Up

Primary Muscles: Upper Body,  Chest

Equipment: Bodyweight

Exercise Families: Push-Up

Trainer: Ashley Steele


  1. Place the palms of your hands on top of a bench or platform. Angle the body forward (inclined to the ground). Position the feet hip-width apart and slowly shift your weight forward until the shoulders are directly over the hands.

  2. Reposition the hands as needed to allow full extension of your body without any bend at the hips or knees. Stiffen the torso by contracting your core muscles.

  3. Lower the body with control until the chest is a few inches from the bench. Pause briefly, and press through the arms while maintaining a rigid torso.

  4. Continue pressing until the elbows are fully straight. Repeat the incline push-ups for the specified amount of time or repetitions. Be sure the low back doesn't sag and the hips don't hike.

  5. You should feel this working the arms, chest, triceps, and shoulders.

Alternative Exercises:

Modified Incline Push-Up  BOSU Push-Up

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