Looking to take your fitness journey to new heights? Look no further than incline pushups! 💪
Incline pushups are a fantastic variation of the traditional pushup that can help you build strength and definition in your upper body. By elevating your hands on an inclined surface, such as a bench or step, you’ll target your chest, shoulders, triceps, and core muscles in a whole new way.
Benefits of incorporating incline pushups into your training routine:
1️⃣ Upper Body Strength: Incline pushups engage your chest, shoulders, and triceps, helping you develop functional strength and muscular endurance in your upper body.
2️⃣ Core Activation: As you stabilize your body on an inclined surface, your core muscles kick into high gear to maintain proper form and balance. It’s a fantastic way to strengthen your abs and obliques!
3️⃣ Joint-Friendly: If you’re working through an injury or have wrist sensitivity, incline pushups can be a great alternative to traditional pushups. By reducing the load on your joints, they offer a safer and more comfortable workout option.
Ready to give incline pushups a try? Here’s how to do them correctly:
1️⃣ Find an inclined surface such as a bench, step, or sturdy chair. 2️⃣ Place your hands shoulder-width apart on the surface, fingers facing forward. 3️⃣ Extend your legs behind you, coming up onto your toes. Your body should form a straight line from head to heels. 4️⃣ Lower your chest towards the surface by bending your elbows, keeping them close to your body. 5️⃣ Push back up to the starting position by extending your arms fully. 6️⃣ Repeat for your desired number of repetitions.
Remember, proper form is crucial for maximizing the benefits and preventing injury. Watch how our owner and trainer, Ashling, does hers in this video. Don’t hesitate to ask our expert trainers for guidance and modifications to suit your fitness level and goals.
Challenge yourself, break through plateaus, and sculpt a stronger upper body with incline pushups! Give them a go and let us know how they level up your workout. 💥💪
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