Elevated Push-Up

Elevated Push-Up or Decline Push-Up

This page will teach you how to do Elevated Push-Ups. Elevated push-ups are a more advanced version of the traditional push-up and work more on your upper chest and shoulders. These push-ups are also known as Decline Push-Ups.

In this exercise, you will “elevate” your feet by placing them on a bench or chair. This will put more weight on your upper body and focus more of the effort on your upper chest and shoulders.

All stretches and exercises should be supervised by a trained martial arts instructor to ensure the proper technique is being utilized and to avoid potential injuries. For additional exercises and push-up techniques (i.e. Triangle Push-Up), please visit the main Martial Arts Strength Training page.

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Instructional Video for Elevated Push-Ups