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Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Chest
Other Muscles: Shoulders, Triceps
Equipment: Body Only
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Push
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Pushups Guide

Main Muscle: Chest

  1. Lie on the floor face down and place your hands about 36 inches apart while holding your torso up at arms length.
  2. Next, lower yourself downward until your chest almost touches the floor as you inhale.
  3. Now breathe out and press your upper body back up to the starting position while squeezing your chest.
  4. After a brief pause at the top contracted position, you can begin to lower yourself downward again for as many repetitions as needed.

Variations:

If you are new at this exercise and do not have the strength to perform it, you can either bend your legs at the knees to take off resistance or perform the exercise against the wall instead of the floor.

For the most advanced lifters, you can place your feet at a high surface such as a bench in order to increase the resistance and to target the upper chest more.



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9/10

Jul 20, 2014 1:51 AM: The best way to do this is with narrow hand placement to really stress the chest and triceps, fundamental exercise.



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5/10

Jul 15, 2014 12:35 PM: O man..!! What push ups In a clock style..!! Loved them and after doing them i could feel my chest like a hammer..!!



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Jul 9, 2014 11:05 AM: Is it better to keep your elbows tucked in to the side or to let them out?



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Jul 5, 2014 10:28 PM: I also enjoy pushups



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9/10

May 27, 2014 4:12 AM: great ..on chest days.



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10/10

May 22, 2014 11:25 PM: Cant go wrong with some push ups



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8/10

May 20, 2014 9:20 AM: great!



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10/10

May 9, 2014 11:55 AM: One of the most healthy exercise on the world. Also your reps will increase everyday if you do this exercise regularly.



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7/10

Apr 12, 2014 8:25 AM: its gooood but good for triceps moree



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Mar 25, 2014 1:13 PM: My entire body hurts;) loving it!!



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