Incline push-ups are a great way to switch up the traditional push-up, and this doesn’t have to be an advanced move! You can modify this by doing your push-ups against a wall. This is a great solution for those who are working on improving their push-up ability and want a little something different besides just dropping their knees in the standard position. It also works perfectly for women who are pregnant, especially in the third trimester. I do these because my stomach doesn’t get in the way!
This version will target your arms, chest, back and shoulders. Adjusting your distance from the wall will either increase the challenge or make the move easier to accomplish. Make sure to keep your back straight and your hips in line.
For the diamond push-ups place hands on the wall and touch pointer fingers together and thumbs together. Bend your elbows and lower your body towards the wall. Your hands should be positioned at the top part of your chest once you get close. Straighten and repeat.
For the single arm tricep push ups stand with your side to the wall and wrap your inner arm across your waist, placing your outer arm on the wall with palm down. Bend your elbow and lower your body towards the wall, then straighten. Repeat and then switch sides once reps are complete.
Do this wall push-ups routine just twice through and you’ve done 100 in about 5 minutes! The best part is that you don’t need any equipment at all!
– standard push-ups x10
– tricep push-ups x10
– diamond push-ups x10
– single arm tricep side push-ups x10 R/L
Repeat circuit all the way through 2 times!
Disclaimer: These exercises may not be suitable for everyone and should be attempted with caution. You are participating in these exercises at your own risk. By engaging in these activities you are the judge of your own fitness level and capabilities and assume any risks of personal injury.