Decline Push Ups

 

In the incline push up you use an elevated surface to decrease the load on your working muscles. In the decline push up you use an elevated surface to increase the load on your working muscles.


Performance Tips


  • Place your feet on an elevated surface
  • The higher the surface the harder the exercise
  • Place your hands on directly underneath your shoulders
  • Fingers pointing forwards
  • Squeeze your glutes and brace your midsection
  • Externally twist your hands into the ground/surface
  • This helps keep your elbows and shoulders in good alignment
  • Descend downwards until your chest is an inch from ground
  • Pause then push back up to the start position
  • Keep your elbows tucked in close to your body
  • Make sure your whole body moves as one single unit
  • Add reps or extra resistance (bands/vest) to increase the challenge