How To Do Resistance Band Push-Ups

Chris Freytag demonstrating a resistance band push up wearing a red top and blue workout pants

If you can do a proper knee push-up or regular push-up, then the Resistance Band Push-Up is a great way to increase the challenge. Resistance bands are ideal to use to intensify push-ups because you are relying on all the muscles in your upper body to lift your bodyweight, plus some extra resistance by fighting against the band. Learning how to do Resistance Band Push-Ups will work the muscles in your chest, back, arms and core.

When it comes to push-ups, your form is crucial, especially when adding a resistance band into the mix. Here are some tips to perfect your push-up: Place palms slightly wider than shoulder-length apart, aim your eyes slightly ahead of you to help keep your spine straight, and clench your abs and glutes for optimal strength.

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Resistance bands are great because they’re inexpensive, portable, increase coordination, are good for all fitness levels and add variety to your workouts. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, it’s always a good idea to switch up your workout routines and resistance bands are a great way to do that!

Looking for more ways to use a resistance band to tone the whole body? Check out our list of 7 Resistance Band Exercises to target every muscle in a new and challenging way!

Here are the steps to performing a Resistance Band Push-Up:

1) Wrap band around back just under armpits, while holding handles, loop the band and extra time around each hand to tighten it.

2) Kneel down placing handles against the floor then extend legs long until you are in a plank position.

3) Slowly lower chest to floor keeping body long. Press back up until arms are long. Repeat.

Targets: chest, arms, back, core

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