Wall Push Up

How to do the Wall Push Up

This exercise is great for people who are not able to do a regular push up. To begin, start standing up and then lean against a wall with your hands out. Now with your hands at shoulder length apart press your body back to the starting position. To make it harder on yourself find something that is lower. (ie. a desk, then a bench, then finally the ground)

Spotter Information:
Can be used for motivation

These are the muscles , equipment and categories of this exercise.

  • PRIMARY: Chest
  • Triceps
  • Anterior Deltiods. Pectoralis Major
  • Arms
  • Shoulder
  • Shoulders

Averages for MyFit Users

The table below represents data from over 200,000 exercise logs and gives us an average for this exercise.

Average Weight LiftedAverage Reps One Rep Max Average
11.7 lbs15.3 14.8 lbs


What is a good starting weight?


Based on an average weight lifted of 11.7 lbs for all MyFit users we suggest you start at 50% of that weight:

Try 6 lbs and aim for 12-15 reps.


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