Hands elevated push-ups are a great option and I prefer them to kneeling push-ups. This is especially true if your goal is to be able to perform regular push-ups.
Hands elevated push-ups use the same body positioning and mechanics of regular push-ups, and have a much better carryover to this exercise.
As you develop the requisite levels of technique, upper body strength, scapular and shoulder controlled mobility, and lumbo-pelvic stability, you can make the exercise more challenging by decreasing the height of the bench (or whatever surface you are using).
Conversely, you can make the exercise easier by elevating your hands on a higher surface.
Make sure that you ‘’row’’ your body down to the bottom position and press up.
Your shoulders should be directly above your hands, but play around and see what width works and feels best for you.
In the bottom position, your arms and body should resemble an arrow, not a ‘’t.’’
For the duration of the exercise, your body should remain in a straight line from your head to your heels.
Before every rep, take a 360 degree breath in, 360 degree brace, lightly tuck your ribs towards your hips, and squeeze your glutes.
Do not allow your lower back to hyperextend or ribcage to flare. This usually happens in the bottom position when people are trying to push back up.
Due to a lack of lumbo-pelvic stability, rather than having the body move as a single unit (like a board), many people end up hinging through their lower back. This is not ideal.