Feet Raised Press Up
Having your feet raised whilst performing press ups will put a greater workload onto your shoulder and chest muscles and make the exercise harder than a standard push up.
Make sure you rest your feet or legs securely on a step bench, the higher the step box, the harder the exercise, however always make sure that your feet are firmly on the step box / bench.
A number of hand positions can be adopted such as normal, wide or close arm.
Lower yourself down towards the floor in a smooth controlled manner, ideally 2 inches away from the floor, however work within your limits.
Allow your elbows to follow a natural movement.
Arching of the spine and forcing your bottom into the air should be avoided.
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.
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