Wall-Assisted Decline Push-up
The Decline Push-up against Wall is a challenging yet effective exercise that targets your chest, shoulders, triceps, and core muscles. The primary difference between a traditional push-up and this variation is the elevated position of your feet, placing more emphasis on the upper body muscles. To perform the Decline Push-up against Wall, you'll need a sturdy flat wall and a mat for added comfort. Start by standing a couple of feet away from the wall, facing away from it. Place your hands on the wall at shoulder-width apart, slightly wider than your shoulders. Step your feet back so that your body is at an angle with your hands still on the wall. Maintain a straight line from your head to your heels, engaging your core muscles to keep your body stable throughout the movement. Slowly lower your chest towards the wall by bending your elbows, maintaining control throughout the descent. Make sure to keep your elbows tucked close to your body and avoid arching your back. Push back up to the starting position by straightening your arms. This exercise can be modified to match your fitness level. If you're a beginner, you can start with a higher wall position to reduce the intensity. As you progress, you can lower the height of the wall or even perform the exercise on the floor for a more challenging variation. Remember, it's important to maintain proper form throughout the exercise to prevent strain or injury. Start with a comfortable number of repetitions and gradually increase the intensity as you get stronger. The Decline Push-up against Wall is a versatile exercise that can be incorporated into your upper body or full-body workout routine to help you build strength and improve your overall fitness level.
- Begin by standing facing a wall, with your feet shoulder-width apart.
- Place your hands on the wall slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, at chest-height.
- Take a step back from the wall, extending your arms fully without locking your elbows.
- Engage your core and maintain a straight line from your head to your heels.
- Lower your chest towards the wall by bending your elbows, keeping your body in a straight line.
- Ensure that your elbows are pointing diagonally backwards, not out to the sides.
- Continue to lower your body until your chest almost touches the wall.
- Pause for a moment, then push through your hands to extend your arms and return to the starting position.
- Repeat the movement for the desired number of repetitions.
- Remember to keep your core engaged and maintain proper form throughout the exercise.
Tips & Tricks
- Maintain proper form throughout the exercise.
- Engage your core muscles to stabilize your body.
- Focus on controlled movement to maximize the effectiveness of the exercise.
- Breathe out as you push back up to the starting position.
- Start with a comfortable decline angle and gradually increase the difficulty as you get stronger.
- Avoid locking your elbows at the top of the movement to prevent strain or injury.
- Ensure that your hands are at shoulder width for proper alignment.
- Incorporate variations such as wide grip or narrow grip push-ups to target different muscle groups.
- Warm up before performing the exercise to prepare your muscles and joints.
- Listen to your body and take breaks if needed to avoid overexertion.