Decline Push-Up

See how to do decline push-ups with SHOCK Personal Trainer Ashley Steele!

How to Decline Push-Up

Primary Muscles: Upper Body,  Chest

Equipment: Bodyweight

Exercise Families: Push-Up

Trainer: Ashley Steele


  1. Start in a push-up position with your feet on top of a bench or platform and slowly shift your weight forward until your shoulders are positioned directly over your hands.

  2. Reposition your hands as needed, stiffen your torso by contracting your core muscles. Slowly lower torso towards the floor until your face is a few inches from the ground. Your elbows should remain close to the sides of your body or flare outwards slightly.

  3. Press upwards through your arms while maintaining a rigid torso and head aligned with your spine. Do not allow your low back to sag or your hips to hike upwards. Continue pressing until the arms are fully extended at the elbows. Repeat the movement for the specified amount of time or repetitions.

  4. You should feel this working the arms, chest, and shoulders.

Alternative Exercises:

Incline Push-Up  Push-Up

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