Floor Inverted Shoulder Press

The floor inverted shoulder press is a variation to the basic pushup that increases strength in the chest, shoulders, and triceps. The inverted angle places more emphasis on the shoulders and triceps, and less emphasis on the chest.


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    Place your hands on the floor roughly shoulder-width apart in a pushup position. The balls of your feet should be flat on the floor. Lift your hips high into the air forming a triangle with your body, legs and arms fully extended. You should have a straight line from your hips to your ankles and a straight line from your hips to your hands. This is your starting position.
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    Bend your elbows to a 90-degree angle and lower your upper body toward the floor. Pause just before your head touches the floor, keep your back straight, and press back up to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Make sure to completely lock your elbows out at the top of the movement.
  • Don't let your elbows flare. Keep your elbows at 45-degrees from your torso during the entire movement.