Push-Ups on Table

Equipment
Table

Purpose

The table push-up is a great exercise for weight bearing through your wrists, which is important for preventing bone loss in that area. The table push-up also strengthens the muscles of your upper body, including your chest, shoulders, and arms.

Set up

Begin by standing about two feet away from a table or countertop. Facing the table or countertop, place both hands onto the supporting surface with straight elbows. Your hands should be about shoulder width apart.

Movement

Lean into the table or countertop and bend your elbows in a push-up position. Straighten your elbows, pushing yourself back to the starting position.

Tips

  • Keep your lower abdominal muscles engaged throughout the exercise to keep your spine in neutral alignment.
  • Do not bend your elbows so far that you feel strain or discomfort in front of your shoulders.
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