This is an excellent exercise, especially if you are lifting by yourself. The reason being, if you cannot get the weight up then gently lower it back to the floor and down by your side without having to let it collapse on top of you. Of course, it is a different matter completely if you are using a barbell. You must have a spotter for obvious safety reasons. Furthermore, it is generally better to have a spotter anytime you are lifting anything over your head.
If you are unable to do a standard push up, try it this way. Get a medium sized beach ball; put it under your chest. Drop down and do a modified bounce on the ball. This will give you enough of a head start to finish the exercise. Once these are easy then move into the regular push ups.
Wall push ups Stand facing and about four feet from the wall Begin with your feet shoulder width apart facing the wall Lean into the wall and place your hands on the wall slightly above your chest Keep your entire body straight, do not let it sag inward or raise up Let your body move … Continue reading 111020 Wall push ups
Begin on the floor using your knees as the pivot point rather than your toes. Keep your back flat with neither a sag nor an upward arch.