All forms of push-ups are great functional exercises and you can use a foam
roll (which is most commonly used for self myofascial release) to slightly
increase the difficulty. Although the foam roll slightly lessens the amount your
body weight you must push for each rep, it is free to roll forward or backward.
This instability must be controlled by various stabilizer muscles which
increases the overall difficulty of foam roll push-ups as opposed to standard
floor push ups. Yet another benefit of this push-up modification is placing the
hands on the foam roll can be more comfortable on the wrists and hands than the