Modified floor pushups If you were successful doing your pushups on the stair steps for your height, then follow the schedule here which now commences on the floor. Begin by using your knees as the pivot point rather than your toes. Keep your back flat with neither a sag nor an upward arch. The farther … Continue reading 010821 Modified floor pushups
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 were successful … Continue reading 250721 Modified pushups 2 of 3
The wall pushup is the first step in developing your ability to do a full regular pushup. These are valuable in helping to increase your upper body strength.
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.