The Seated Press Up for Upper Body and Core Strength

With one simple exercise, work your core, abs and upper body anywhere.

Seated Press Up
Seated Press Up. (c) E. Quinn

The Seated Press Up is a simple upper body and core strength exercise you can do with only a chair or bench. This is a perfect upper body and core strengthening exercise for office workers or your home workout routine.

Muscles Worked: abdominals, latissimus dorsi, teres major and the triceps, forearms, rhomboids, trapezius, rotator cuff.

How to Do It:

  • Sit on the edge of a chair, bench or table and place both hands, palms down, by your sides and lightly grip the edge of the chair.
  • Keep your hands directly below your shoulders.
  • Slowly push down, through your palms, and begin to lift up off the chair.
  • Hold yourself 1-2 inches off the chair for 2-10 seconds and slowly lower.
  • Rest 15-30 seconds and repeat 5-10 times.

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