How can I do push-ups if my wrists hurt?

Sadie Lincoln
Sadie Lincoln on behalf of barre3
At our studios we do push-ups at a ballet barre to relieve pressure on wrists and shoulders. At home you can use a sturdy waist-high piece of furniture such as a kitchen counter or heavy couch.
If it hurts to bend your wrists you can perform neutral pushups on your knuckles this will allow you to do pushups in a neutral position where you do not have to bend your wrists.  If this position is uncomfortable on the knuckles, perform push-ups on padded surface like a workout mat.

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