Exercise Profile
  • Target Muscle Group
  • Exercise TypeStrength
  • Equipment RequiredBodyweight
  • MechanicsCompound
  • Force TypePush
  • Experience LevelBeginner
  • Secondary Muscles
    Shoulders, Triceps
Target Muscle Group


Chest Muscle Anatomy Diagram

Knee Push-Up Instructions

Knee push-ups are a good exercise to use if you're not yet strong enough to do regular push-ups.

  1. Set up for the knee push-up in the same way you'd set up for a regular push-up, only your lower body will rest on your knees and not your feet. Your body should still be straight.
  2. Lower your body towards the floor until your torso is about 1 inch from the floor. Pause, then slowly raise your body back to the starting position.
  3. Repeat for desired reps.

Knee Push-Up Tips

  • Keep your body straight throughout the exercise.
  • Place your hands around 36 inches apart or just past shoulder width. 
  • Knee push-ups are also great for finishing off an intense chest workout. 
Posted on: Tue, 03/26/2013 - 01:01


Jeanpaul O'Gorman
Posted on: Mon, 03/19/2012 - 22:27

I am 83. i have been weight lifting off and on most of my life.
can i do knee pushups every day?
Thank you