Shoulder Pushup

The shoulder pushup is a variation to the pushup that increases strength and stability in the shoulders and triceps. Performing the exercise in a more upright position will target the shoulders more than the chest.


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    Start in a standard pushup position with your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and elbows completely locked out. Shoot your hips towards the ceiling and plant your toes into the ground so your body looks like an upside-down 'V.'
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    Slowly lower the top of your head towards the ground. Once your head is about to make contact with the ground, pause, and then press back up to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Don't flare your elbows out while performing the exercise.
  • Keep your shoulders locked down and back to prevent injury.
  • Walk your toes in closer to your body to create a sharper angle and make the exercise more difficult.