Power Push Aways

Power Push Aways


This exercise involves pushing away from a surface, such as a wall or bench, using your upper body strength. It targets the chest, shoulders, and triceps muscles.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Power Push Aways Instructions

  1. Start in a plank position with your hands shoulder-width apart and your feet hip-width apart.
  2. Bend your elbows and lower your body towards the ground, keeping your core engaged and your back straight.
  3. Push yourself back up to the starting position, but instead of fully extending your arms, push your upper body back and away from your hands.
  4. Lower yourself back down to the ground and repeat the push away motion for the desired number of reps.
  5. Make sure to keep your core engaged throughout the exercise and to breathe deeply.

Power Push Aways Form & Visual

Power Push Aways

Power Push Aways Benefits

  • Strengthens chest, triceps, and shoulders
  • Improves upper body pushing power
  • Increases core stability and balance
  • Can be done with minimal equipment
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels

Power Push Aways Muscles Worked

  • Chest muscles (pectoralis major and minor)
  • Shoulder muscles (anterior deltoids)
  • Triceps muscles

Power Push Aways Variations & Alternatives

  • Close-grip power push aways
  • Single-arm power push aways
  • Reverse-grip power push aways
  • Decline power push aways
  • Standing power push aways
  • Weighted power push aways