Supported Press Up
The supported push up, is a good exercise for beginners, or for persons with lower limb injuries.
Use the step box to support part of your body weight. The higher up the step, in relation to your body, then the easier the press up will be.
Keep your hands facing forward with your wrists underneath your shoulders. Allow your elbows to follow a natural movement, out to the side.
Inhale and lower yourself down towards the floor in a smooth controlled manor, ideally 2 inches away from the floor, however work within your limits.
Arching of the spine and forcing your bottom into the air should be avoided.
Exhale as you push your upper body back to your starting position, prior to repeating the exercise for desired number of repetitions.
Supported press ups can be performed in numerous styles to work different parts of your upper body, Normal / Wide / Staggered / 1 Arm raised / Elbows tucked in / Close arm / Pulsing / Both arms raised.
Stretch and Warm Up before you commence any exercise and aim to finish with some good stretching to let your body and mind recover.
Look in the Home Workout area for a great sample workout, if any of these exercises are too hard, then adjust them to your own needs.
Remember to record how many repetitions and sets you can perform, so that you will so how your getting fitter and stronger in all areas. Download your free PDF Record Sheet
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