The Secret to Doing a Push Up from Your Toes

It's Achieveable!

how to do push up from toes

Have you ever wanted to do a push up from your toes?

If you already can, that’s awesome! Keep doing what you’re doing.

If you are doing push ups from your knees, I have a better way to increase strength and your ability to achieve doing push ups from your toes.

Wanna know my secret? ……. It’s doing push ups from your toes!! BUT, using an incline to make it easier and gradually progressing to doing them from the floor.

Watch the video below for a full explanation and visual demonstration, but basically you do a push up from your toes, with your hands on something higher.

how to do push up from toes

The most basic level would be using a wall. From there, you could progress to using the back of a chair. Once you’ve mastered that and can do the push ups with good form, move a little lower, perhaps using the seat of the chair or a bench. Again, after you’ve built up strength at that height, decrease the incline to a stool or low bench. Keep decreasing the incline until you are at the floor.

(Once you’ve mastered doing them from the floor, increase difficulty by doing the push up with your feet on something like a stool, bench or chair).

Recommended Frequency and Reps

If doing a push up from your toes is a goal you want to work towards, I recommend practicing it every day.

Do 2 sets of 15 reps each day. Rest about 60 seconds between sets.

Form Tips

Think of a push up as a moving plank.

Hands should be shoulder distance apart with your body should be in one line from head to toes. As you lower down, elbows should go out about 45 degrees. You want to avoid craning your head forward (to reach lower) or having your butt in the air or butt/back sagging.

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Have your shoulders down (retracted) and lats, abs and glutes engaged. Your whole body should be actively holding a solid plank as you move up and down.

So, are you in?! Let me know if this is a goal of yours; I love to support and encourage you.

Lydia Di Francesco, Personal Trainer

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Lydia Di Francesco is the Founder of Fit & Healthy 365 and Creator of the 15 Minute Workout Club, an online workout membership site. As a Certified Personal Trainer, Lydia educates clients and the public that healthy living doesn’t need to be complicated. She promotes simple, fun, exercise, self-care, and creating a healthy mindset with a long-term approach to wellness.

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