Push-up (on knees)

Practical Usage

Incorporate this exercise into the routine of your choice with the upcoming ExRx app. Or use the workout creation guide for an evidence-based do-it-yourself approach.

Push-up (on knees)


Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Push



Lie prone on floor with hands slightly wider than shoulder width. Bend knees and raise body up off floor by extending arms with body straight.


Keeping body straight and knees bent, lower body to floor by bending arms. Push body up until arms are extended. Repeat.


Both upper and lower body must be kept straight throughout movement. Forefeet can remain on floor as long as body is pivoting on knees. See close grip push-up. Also see push-up test calculator.


Resistance can be reduced by placing hands on horizontal bar or edge of elevated surface (knee to chest high).


For greater challenge, perform standard Push-ups.

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