Are you a fitness newbie looking for a good lower chest workout?
Would you like to know how to do push ups for beginners?
Then today, I’m going to share a good starting point in incline push ups.
Incline Push Ups: Great for a Lower Chest Workout
- Stand a few steps away from a chair or sturdy raised surface, lean forward, extend your arms and place your palms flat at shoulder level onto the chair.
- Bend at the elbows and come close as close as possible to the chair (elbows bent at a right angle).
- Press through your palms and extend your arms.
- Be sure to keep your body straight from ankles to shoulders and rigid throughout the movement.
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General Rule: The closer you have your feet together, the harder the exercise is to complete. The further you separate your feet, the easier it is to complete a movement.
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