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Push-Ups With Feet Elevated

Exercise Data

Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Chest
Other Muscles: Shoulders, Triceps
Equipment: Body Only
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Push
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Push-Ups With Feet Elevated Guide

Main Muscle: Chest

  1. Lie on the floor face down and place your hands about 36 inches apart from each other holding your torso up at arms length.
  2. Place your toes on top of a flat bench. This will allow your body to be elevated. Note: The higher the elevation of the flat bench, the higher the resistance of the exercise is.
  3. Lower yourself until your chest almost touches the floor as you inhale.
  4. Using your pectoral muscles, press your upper body back up to the starting position and squeeze your chest. Breathe out as you perform this step.
  5. After a second pause at the contracted position, repeat the movement for the prescribed amount of repetitions.

Variations: Another way to perform this exercise is to use an exercise ball to elevate your body instead of a flat bench. This adds a level of difficulty due to the instability provided.

See Also: Push-Up



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Review: Push-Ups With Feet Elevated

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9/10

Dec 13, 2014 8:03 PM: this is gud for lower chest???



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8/10

Jul 16, 2013 1:03 PM: With my blown-out shoulder these are the best alternative to presses. I usually do them as a warm up before working flies and cables



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10/10

Nov 7, 2012 7:41 PM: Best push up variation. Much harder and more effective.



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10/10

Feb 27, 2012 8:48 PM: i just started doin this exercise tonight with my feet up on my bed its really workin my pecs



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10/10

Jul 18, 2011 8:54 PM: I definitely feel this in my upper pecs.



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10/10

Jun 30, 2011 10:26 AM: I have my GF doing these, she loves them. Its neat to watch the only person doing these in the gym is my Girl.



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Feb 25, 2011 1:03 PM: does this train the top or bottom of the chest?



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Review: Push-Ups With Feet Elevated

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10/10

Mar 13, 2010 9:14 AM: By far my favorite push up variation, I use these a lot when I do circuit training, then add incline plyo push ups for the lower chest.



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Review: Push-Ups With Feet Elevated

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7/10

Jan 1, 2010 9:57 AM: works just like the regular pushup, just the upper head of the chest.

Still, I'd prefer benching over push ups.



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8/10

Dec 27, 2009 4:22 PM: elevated push up really good exercise :D



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