Deficit Push-Up

  1. Get in plank position with the hands on the floor and feet on top of a bench. Tilt the hips into posterior pelvic tilt and maintain a rigid plank for the duration of the exercise.

  2. Slowly descend until the chest is 2-3 inches above the floor.

  3. Press your body up to the starting position. 

  4. DO NOT allow the hips or lower back to dip. DO NOT let go of the rigid plank-- body is a straight line the entire time.