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Banded Push Up

Fitness Institute banded push up

Written by Kristine Beissner

January 2, 2020

Gym Exercises

Take your pushups to the next level and learn how to use a resistance band to strengthen chest and arms with the team at Fitness Institute.

If you are unable to do push ups on toes yet, it is not recommended to perform this exercise.

Note: the thickness of the band determines the resistance (i.e. the thicker the band, the harder this exercise will be).

To begin, choose a band, place behind the back and underneath the hands (Figure 1).

Flex the elbows to lower the chest to the ground.

The standard for this movement is chest to ground so once the chest has made contact with the ground (Figure 2), push back up until the arms are fully straightened (locked out).


Remember to seek the advice of your fitness trainer, medical and/or allied health professionals, if you are new to exercise or have an injury or medical condition to consider.

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