Incline Push Up

Incline Push Up


This exercise involves performing a push up with your hands elevated on an incline surface, such as a bench or step. It targets the chest, shoulders, and triceps while also engaging the core muscles.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Incline Push Up Instructions

  1. Start by placing your hands on an elevated surface, such as a bench or step.
  2. Step your feet back so that your body is in a straight line from head to heels.
  3. Lower your chest towards the bench, keeping your elbows close to your body.
  4. Push back up to the starting position, keeping your core engaged and your body in a straight line.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Incline Push Up Form & Visual

Incline Push Up

Incline Push Up Benefits

  • Targets the upper chest muscles
  • Engages the triceps and shoulders as secondary muscles
  • Increases strength and definition in the chest and arms
  • Can be modified to suit different fitness levels
  • Requires no equipment and can be done anywhere

Incline Push Up Muscles Worked

  • Chest muscles (pectoralis major and minor)
  • Shoulder muscles (anterior deltoids)
  • Triceps
  • Core muscles (abdominals and lower back)

Incline Push Up Variations & Alternatives