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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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May 18, 2016 3:59 PM: What's great about this exercise. You don't need a gym membership or spend much money on equipment. Just drop on the floor and do them and you can grow a stronger chest with consistency along with shoulders and your core.

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May 5, 2016 4:34 AM: basic

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Apr 22, 2016 6:18 PM: Push-up a golden die, however, you should look straight ahead and NOT at the floor.

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Mar 26, 2016 10:29 PM: Good.

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Mar 1, 2016 6:54 AM: Pushup is the parents of all exercises..

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Mar 1, 2016 6:53 AM: This is always the mother

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Feb 23, 2016 3:55 PM: Always good at getting the blood flowing as a warm-up. But definitely a great exercise either way!

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Feb 14, 2016 10:26 PM: I've been doing this exercise for a long time. Whenever I do this exercise now I can't feel the pain in my chest I can only feel it in my triceps and shoulders.. Since 2014 when I started doing this exercise my chest was growing and now it's not..

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Jan 18, 2016 11:43 AM: Freaking awesome in my opinion

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