Total Gym Knee Tuck Push-ups

When someone first lays eyes on the Total Gym there is not even a remote chance they are going to visualize Total Gym knee tuck push-ups. In any event, the knee tuck push up is a great exercise which integrates the core and upper body pushing muscles. It can be a little tricky to set up for this exercise and you may require you to remove the leg platform from the Total gym beforehand as well.

To set up properly, set up the Total Gym bench on a low level and slide bench up so it has room to move a couple feet in each direction. Once you put your feet on it, you can perform the exercise by performing a knee tuck, which is basically a reverse crunch with a motion similar to the hanging leg raise (although you are in a completely different position). At the end of your knee tuck, perform a standard push-up.

As with all resistance training exercises you must keep proper form to get the most benefits from your work in the gym. In the Total Gym knee tuck push-up the most important part of the form is at your hips and lower back which must remain in a neutral alignment (do not let your hips sag towards the floor, arching your back) by keeping your core tight. You can use this exercise for any chest workout or as part of a dynamic warm-up for more advanced exercisers.

Upper and Lower ChestRequired Fitness Equipment

Total Gym

Target Muscle(s)

Chest (Pectoralis Major)



Triceps,  Anterior Deltoids



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