This exercise builds the deltoids and the shoulder stabilizer muscles. It’s a good exercise to master before doing inverted/reverse push-ups because it builds confidence in the appeal of having your head on the ground and your body inverted.

Body Parts

  • Shoulders
  • Legs
  • Chest
  • Triceps
  • Erector Spinae
  • Triceps Brachii
  • Deltoid
  • Transversus Abdominis


  • Place your hands shoulder-width apart.
  • Rest your feet on the box.
  • Raise your hips above your shoulders and your shoulders above your hands.
  • Extend your elbows.
  • Keep your head in a neutral position.


  • Bend your elbows to bring your head close to the ground.


Keep an adequate lumbar curve. Avoid lumbar extension towards the end of the movement. Keep your abs contracted.