- Assume the starting position, with hands slightly wider than shoulder width apart.
- Try to form a straight line from head to knees, and brace your abdomen slightly.
- Lower yourself as deep as you can, while inhaling.
- Reverse the motion when you’ve touched the floor, and push yourself up to straight arms again while exhaling.
- Repeat for reps.
This is an easier version of the classic push-up. In regular push-ups on your feet, you lift about 70% of your own body weight, but in kneeling push-ups, you only lift about 55% of your body weight. Therefore, this exercise variation can serve as a useful training tool to increase your strength until you can do regular push-ups.
Text and graphics from the StrengthLog app.