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GET READY, April 18, 2020
235Days 15Hrs 32Min 29Sec

Push Ups

Primary Muscle

Chest

Secondary Muscle

Shoulders, Triceps, Lats

Equipment Needed

None

Mechanics Type

Compound

Proper Exercise Technique

Place hands on the floor with thumbs aligned to nipple-line. Keep elbows straight, but not locked, and maintain a stabilized trunk through the movement. Keep knees hip-width apart and lower the chest to the floor. Push up to starting position.

To increase difficulty, elevate feet on bench. Use push up bars or dumbbells to allow deep stretch at bottom. Keep body straight throughout movement. This is called an “incline” push-up which is displayed below.

Incline Push Ups Exercise Start Position

Incline Push Ups Exercise Finish Position