Stair step pushups 1 of 4
The farther up the stairs you are, the easier the pushups will be for you to do. These are similar to doing countertop pushups or wall pushups because not so much of your upper torso is parallel to the floor and therefore you are not moving the extra amount of weight.
If you are just starting out doing your pushups, then follow the schedule here which begins at the top most stair step,. #4, for my height of 5’10”
- Men-begin with the thumbs on the fourth or fifth step depending on your height at the same level as the top of the head and your feet on the floor below the step
- Women begin with the thumbs on the third to fourth step even with the chin
- In both cases the arms should be a bit wider than shoulder width apart
- Lay straight out with the hands on the stair step, arms fully extended
- Keep the body tight and do not sag or rise up as you do the exercise
- Lower your body to the step until your chest hits even with or below the step
- Rise back up for a count of one repetition.
If this was easy, then move to the next lower step and repeat until they become more difficult.