Pushup Progressions – A pushup for every fitness level!

by Addie Kelzer

We hear from many clients that they “can’t do pushups”. There are so many varieties of pushups, however, that there’s practically a pushup for everyone. As a great chest strengthening exercise that you can do anywhere with no equipement other than your body, we encourage you to not write them off so easy.

Watch the video below to discover a pushup that works for your current fitness level and see what pushup you might move to after that one starts to get easy.

Pushups covered in this video include:

  • Wall pushups – Great for beginners and useful as a shoulder joint warmup prior to other exercises. This version is also great if you carry extra weight, especially around your midsection which can make the plank that a toe pushup requires very challenging.
  • Incline pushups – Same as wall pushups but with your hands placed on a lower surface like a countertop, the back of a couch or the ledge of a window.
  • Kneeling pushups – Great for those who struggle with the plank position of a pushup most. Also great if you can do toe pushups but not get very low. Back up to pushups from your knees and try to lower your chest all the way or closer to the ground to build a stronger full range of motion.

Want to know which pushup version works best for you? Schedule your free 90 minute consultation.

Addie Kelzer is a certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant. She believes that by making fitness and good food practical, her clients will hold the power to positively change their health and the health of those closest to them.

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