Want to get better at pushups? Start doing them at an incline.
Have perfect form with hands wide at chest level, shoulders retracted and depressed, neck in a neutral position, abs in, glutes and quads contracted, and pressing into all fingers to protect your wrists.
Progression from incline to floor pushups:
- Start from a higher surface (against a wall) with feet wider than shoulders with perfect form.
- Perform as many reps as you can without losing your form – aim for 10 -15 slow reps (2 counts down, 2 counts up). Rest and repeat for one more set. Note: only do as many reps as you can with perfect form, otherwise stop set.
- To increase difficulty, narrow your foot stance.
- Once narrowed stance successful, add one leg up (shown in photo).
- Slowly lower the incline as successful – repeat the wide stance to one leg process to increase difficulty.
Consistency is key. Do your push up sets 2-3x per week to build strength and you will be doing them from the floor in no time!