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How to Get More Out of Pushing Exercises

When doing pushing exercises like push-ups or dips, you can improve shoulder health and function by taking your upper body as low as possible during each repetition. When doing this with push-ups, you can use stable yoga blocks or parallette bars at varying heights to allow for greater range of motion and development of end-range strength.

If full body weight movements are not possible, you can do push-ups while on your knees, use a resistance band to reduce total load during dips, and in the case of tricep bench dips, have your feet on the ground and raise the surface that your hands rest on.

 
 

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