Push Up with Band Assistance

Push-Ups with Band Assistance

Here are step-by-step instructions for performing push-ups with band assistance:

Video Instructions On How To Do Push-Ups with Band Assistance

Equipment Needed:

  1. Exercise band (also known as resistance band) with appropriate resistance level.
  2. A sturdy horizontal surface for performing push-ups (such as the floor).


  1. Choose the Right Band:
    • Select a resistance band that provides enough support for your fitness level. The band should be anchored securely to a fixed point above you.
  2. Anchor the Band:
    • Attach one end of the band to a stable point above you. This could be a pull-up bar, a door anchor, or any other secure anchor point.
  3. Loop the Band:
    • Loop the other end of the band around your upper back. The band should run across your shoulder blades. Adjust the band tension by choosing an appropriate grip width.
  4. Assume the Push-up Position:
    • Get into a plank position with your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Ensure your body forms a straight line from head to heels.
  5. Engage Your Core:
    • Tighten your abdominal muscles to maintain a stable and straight body position throughout the exercise.
  6. Lower Your Body:
    • Bend your elbows and lower your chest towards the floor while keeping your body in a straight line. Focus on a controlled descent.
  7. Push Back Up:
    • Push through your palms to extend your arms and return to the starting position. Keep your body straight and avoid sagging at the hips.
  8. Repeat:
    • Perform the desired number of repetitions. Aim for a controlled and smooth motion, emphasizing good form.


  • Maintain a neutral spine throughout the exercise.
  • Keep your elbows at a 45-degree angle to your body during the descent and ascent phases.
  • Focus on using your chest, shoulders, and triceps to perform the movement.


  • As you gain strength, you can use a lighter resistance band or eventually transition to regular push-ups without assistance.


  • If you experience any pain or discomfort, stop the exercise and consult with a fitness professional or healthcare provider.
  • Ensure the band is securely anchored to prevent injuries.

Remember to start with a resistance band that matches your current strength level and gradually progress to more challenging bands as you get stronger. Consistency and proper form are key to getting the most benefit from this exercise.