How to Do Kneeling Incline Push-Up: Muscles Worked & Proper Form

Kneeling Incline Push-Up exercise technique

Muscles Worked in Kneeling Incline Push-Ups

Muscles worked by kneeling incline push-up

Primary muscles worked:

Secondary muscles worked:

How to Do Kneeling Incline Push-Ups

  1. Assume the starting position on your knees, with your hands on an elevation (such as a step-board), slightly wider than shoulder width apart.
  2. Try to form a straight line from head to knee, and brace your abdomen slightly.
  3. Lower yourself as deep as you can, while inhaling.
  4. Reverse the motion when you’ve touched the board, and push yourself up to straight arms again while exhaling.
  5. Repeat for reps.


Incline push-ups on your knees is an easier variant of push-ups, which you can use to build up your strength before you move on to more advanced variants. Suitable next steps after this exercise are kneeling push-ups on flat ground, or incline push-ups standing on your feet.

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