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Platform Push-Up on Knees

by Keli Roberts

Description

This pushup exercise progression strengthens the muscles in the upper body: the chest, shoulders, triceps, and core because we're using the platform side of the BOSU balance trainer. Bring your hands onto the side of the BOSU and then perform a pushup by lowering the chest in between your hands and pushing back up. Your head and neck are lined up with the rest of your spine. To progress, come up onto your toes and then perform the same pushup, but now you've got a much longer lever and it's much more challenging. As a third and final progression, we're going to take away a contact point and cross one foot over the other ankle. Make it really challenging by taking that leg and holding it out to the side.

About the Presenter

Keli Roberts

Keli Roberts IDEA Author/Presenter

Keli Roberts?is a specialized tier-three personal trainer at Equinox in Pasadena, California. She is a master trainer for Schwinn® Cycling and Gliding?, a Kettlebell® Concepts-sponsored athlete and is on the BOSU® development team. Keli is also known for her award-winning videos, books and training seminars. She is a spokesperson for ACE, a 2007 inductee to the National Fitness Hall of Fame and was awarded the 2003 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year Award.