Resisted Push Ups With Flat Bands

Area Targeted: Middle Chest

Resisted Push Ups With Flat Bands is a great way to add Extra tension to your pushups. Pushups just with your body weight against gravity are good. Push ups with gravity plus super smooth elastic resistance are amazing. This is the SAME EXACT exercise as bench press, however you are pushing your body up instead of the bar.

Learn set-up, movements and points to remember below:

Set Up

Anchor: Not required

Bands: Not required

Body Positioning: Wrap the bands(s) around your body so that the band(s) are around your back. Now lay on the floor and place your palms over the bands(s), on each side, so that there is no slack. Your hands should be about 20 inches apart with fingers pointed overhead. Keep your back straight, legs straight and head straight.


Push off the floor and raise your body until your arms are straight. Slowly return to the starting position. Repeat.

Points To Remember

1. Do not let your buttocks push up or sag down during the movement. Your body should be straight, like a board from your head to your feet.

2. When you lower your body, stop when your upper arms are parallel with the floor.