Resistance Band Push-up

Resistance Band Push Up


This exercise involves performing a push-up while holding onto a resistance band. The band adds extra resistance to the movement, making it more challenging and effective for building upper body strength.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Resistance Band Push-up Instructions

  1. Place the resistance band around your back, just below your shoulder blades.
  2. Get into a push-up position with your hands shoulder-width apart and your feet hip-width apart.
  3. Lower your body towards the ground, keeping your elbows close to your sides.
  4. Push yourself back up to the starting position, keeping your core engaged and your back straight.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of reps.

Resistance Band Push-up Form & Visual

Resistance Band Push Up

Resistance Band Push-up Benefits

  • Increases upper body strength
  • Targets chest, shoulders, and triceps
  • Improves core stability
  • Engages more muscle fibers than traditional push-ups
  • Allows for variation in resistance level by adjusting band tension
  • Can be done anywhere with minimal equipment

Resistance Band Push-up Muscles Worked

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

Resistance Band Push-up Variations & Alternatives

  • Push-up with resistance band around back
  • Push-up with resistance band around wrists
  • Push-up with resistance band around hands
  • Push-up with resistance band around ankles
  • Push-up with resistance band around thighs