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Pushups

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



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8/10

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



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Mar 14, 2014 5:04 AM: best in the world



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Jan 28, 2014 6:58 AM: 50 everyday!



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6/10

Jan 15, 2014 3:30 PM: I was only able to do 2 sets (6 reps). I need to work on this.



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10/10

Dec 18, 2013 3:57 PM: Just my favorite, there is no excuse to don't include it in our workouts,
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Nov 23, 2013 6:54 PM: ole reliable



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Oct 9, 2013 10:57 AM: goood



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Aug 8, 2013 10:42 PM: Excellent.



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Jul 23, 2013 11:43 AM: I did 6 different types. 90 reps total. Then 3 rounds for a total of 270 pushups!



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