Chest Exercise Database -> Push Up

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Push Up

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Push Up

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Exercise Details

Main Muscle Group : Chest

Detailed Muscle Group : Full

Other Muscle Groups : Triceps

Type : Strength

Mechanics : Compound

Equipment : Body Only

Difficulty : Beginner

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Targeted Muscle Group

Chest

How To Perform Exercise

The push up exercise is one of the best exercises available for building a strong chest, arms, core and back.

Steps :

1.) Start off by lying face down on the floor or on a mat with your feet together and arms shoulder width apart.

2.) Slowly draw your abs in, inhale and raise your body off of the floor until your arms are straight, keeping your head and neck level with your body as this will be your starting position.

3.) As you lower yourself down towards the ground, exhale until your chest almost touches the ground and you feel a stretch in your chest muscles.

4.) Hold for a count at the bottom position and then return back up to the starting position.

Tips :

1.) A close grip works more of the inner pectorals and a wide grip works more of the outer pectorals.