Reverse Grip Incline Push-ups

Reverse Grip Incline Push-ups

Exercise Summary
Primary Muscle(s) Chest
Secondary Muscle(s) Abdominals, Shoulders, Triceps
Equipment Bodyweight,
Emphasis Compound
Type Push

Reverse Grip Incline Push-up Instructions

  • Stand facing a raised stand or Smith Machine bar slightly above waist height.
  • Situate your hands on the bar or platform with palms supinated (facing forward) about shoulder-width apart.
  • Take a few steps back and lean forward with your arms extended and body straight. Maintain a braced core with a neutral spine.
    • Abdominals & olbiques are contracted.
    • Glutes are active.
    • Shoulders are pinned back.
    • Eyes are focused on the floor, neck is in a neutral position.
  • Lower yourself towards the bar or platform without touching it.
  • Return to the top by pushing yourself up and extending the elbows.


  • Your back should not be excessively arched nor should your hips and knees sag.
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