Hands Raised Push-Up
Performing your push ups on a raised step box is a great way to gradually increase your strength, as you should aim to reduce the height of the step box as your body becomes adapted to your workout. It shouldn't take to long before your able to perform a full press up movement.
Keep your hands facing forward with your hands placed upon a raised secure step box. The higher the step box the easier the push up exercise.
Lower yourself down towards the bench in a smooth controlled manor, ideally 2 inches away from the bench, however work within your limits.
Can be worked in a variety of hand positions such normal, wide or close arm.
Arching of the spine and forcing your bottom into the air should be avoided.
Make sure the bench is secure, with your hands firmly in place, when working on it.
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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