A lot of our ladies have trouble with push-ups so we’d like to take some time to review different scaling options for this movement. While performing push-ups on the knees can be beneficial, they do not require the same level of abdominal engagement, and there are, well, simply a lot of better alternatives. Push-ups are such a common movement, are easy to do on your own and with minimal equipment, and are beneficial for developing multiple muscles simultaneously, including: the chest (pectoral and delt), back (lats and traps), arms (tricep and bicep) and abs (you must engage your core to maintain a proper push-up position). Just because push-ups are common, doesn’t mean they are easy, or even approachable for some. Check out these modifications and see how they might help you work toward that perfect push-up!
Elevated Push-Ups using a Barbell in a Rack
Elevated Push-Ups using Box
Band Assisted Push-Ups using Pull-Up Bar
Band Assisted Push-Ups using Hip Circle
For additional information about how to scale or modify movements for your fitness level, email Amy, CrossFit Salt de Terre Owner and Head Coach at [email protected].