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Type: Strength Main Muscle Worked: Chest Other Muscles: Shoulders, Triceps Equipment: Body Only Mechanics Type: Compound Level: Beginner Sport: NoForce: 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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Jan 18, 2016 11:43 AM: Freaking awesome in my opinion

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Dec 29, 2015 4:56 AM: Always appreciate the full instruction. The breathing is where I am always unsure. Press ups are common knowledge but love knowing fuller facts to complete my sets the right way.

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Dec 28, 2015 8:34 AM: Try different variations of the classic push up. Narrow hands, wide hands, inclined feet. Allows for some emphasis on shoulders/triceps as well.

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Nov 23, 2015 1:05 PM: One of the oldest most under-appreciated underrated strength exercise there is. Love it.

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Oct 8, 2015 1:37 PM: I just do it until I feel the burn

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Jun 3, 2015 7:16 PM: I do 2000 push ups a week, You can't go wrong

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Jun 1, 2015 3:07 PM: Can't go wrong with the hits.

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May 10, 2015 6:05 PM: gotta love push ups

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Mar 18, 2015 6:46 PM: Does anybody actually put their hands 36 inches apart?

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Jan 15, 2015 7:58 PM: thanks

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