push ups

I read a Frederic Delavier’s book « Strength Training Anatomy » and I learned good stuff.

Face to the ground with your arms stretched and spread to your shoulder’s width (or little more). Your feet tight or slightly apart :

push ups

  • Inhale and bend your arms to lower your torso to the ground without arching your back.

  • Push up to the extension of your arms and exhale at the end of the movement.

This exercise mainly works the major pectoalis and a little bit triceps. You can do this exercise everywhere.

Variants

You can change the inclination of your torso :

  • Elevate feet work the upper part of the pectoralis major

  • Elevate torso work the lower part of the pectoralis major

You can change the gap of your hands :

  • Hands with a wide gap work the outer part of the pectoralis major

  • Hands with a closed gap work the sternal part of the pectoralis major

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-Steph

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