The elevated press up, unique bodyweight exercises difficulty rating for one rep – 4 out of 10.
Average time taken to master, straight away.
This is a great addition to any bodyweight workout and can really work the upper pectoral and triceps muscles. When done to a slow count it can be more taxing than a lot of people think and will soon show you how effective training without weights can be but before you try this make sure you can comfortably do 10 to 15 of the standard version.
To begin place your feet on an incline such as an exercise bench, chair or even the bed assume the normal press up position and then lower your self slowly down until your chest is an inch of the floor, hold the position for a second and the push back up.
Keep your body straight throughout the exercise and don’t let your hips sag or your bum stick up in the air.
Keep your abs tight throughout.
Breathe in on the way down and out on the way up.
To make the exercise harder add a static hold by pausing at the bottom for 5 to 10 seconds before pushing back up.
Make the exercise even more difficult by pausing at the top of every rep, lifting one arm of the floor and pointing it straight out in front of you for a count of 5.