Modified Push-Ups on Knees

Purpose

The modified push-up on knees is a great exercise to strengthen the shoulders, chest, arms and core while also strengthening the bones in the wrists, arms and shoulders.

Set up

Begin in a push-up position on your knees. Your hands should be shoulder-width apart. Your abdominal muscles should be engaged so that your shoulders, hips, and knees are in a straight line. Your knees should be bent with the bottom of your feet pointed towards the ceiling.

Movement

Keeping your lower abdominal muscles engaged, slowly lower your chest to the ground by bending your elbows. Make sure you keep your shoulders, hips, and knees in a straight line throughout the exercise. Straighten your elbows and push yourself back up to the starting position.

Tips

  • Do not let your lower back arch.
  • Do not let your head come forward -- keep it in a neutral position.
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