Weighted Push-up

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.

Weighted Push-up


Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Push



Lie prone on floor with hands slightly wider than shoulder width. Raise body up off floor by extending arms with body straight. Partner can place weight plate(s) on back if needed.


Keeping body straight, 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. Exercise can be performed without additional weight. If additional weight is used, partner will need to add and remove weight, and keep weight from sliding off back. See narrower grip push-up.

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