Have you ever tried decline push ups?
Are you looking for a great way to build muscle in your upper body and core?
Then, you may want to check out an excellent body weight exercise, the decline push up.
The Myth about Body Weight Exercises
I heard once (or twice) that you can’t adequately build muscle with body weight exercise.
However, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
The reality is you can build just as much muscle doing bodyweight exercise…
As you would lifting weights.
The people spouting this empty rhetoric simply don’t realize there are more variations to traditional calisthenics than originally thought.
If you take a little time and explore the options, then you may realize you don’t NEED a gym membership or designer fitness equipment to get in phenomenal shape.
That is why I’ll share a basic progression of the regular pushup – the decline pushup.
How to Do Decline Push Ups
- Elevate your feet with a chair or workout bench and place.
- Place your palms on the floor below your shoulders.
- Stay straight from your ankles to shoulders. Make sure your spine remains in neutral alignment throughout the movement sequence.
- Bend your elbows 90°, allowing your chest descend to the floor.
- Press through your palms and fully extend your arms to the start position.
- Breathe in as you go down, breathe out as your press up.
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You should consult a qualified medical professional before starting this or any other health & fitness program. As with any exercise or diet program, if at any time you experience any discomfort, pain or duress of any sort, stop immediately and consult your physician. The creators, producers, participants, advertisers and distributors of this program disclaim any liabilities or losses in connection with the exercises or advice herein. Any equipment or workout area that is used should be thoroughly inspected as free of danger, flaw or compromise, ahead of use and the user assumes all responsibility when performing any movements contained in this blog.
While my greatest passions are health & fitness, writing and reading, I also love to spend time traveling with my wife, watching pro wrestling and playing guitar. I currently reside in Columbus, Ohio, with my wife, Kelli, and our rescue cat, Izzie.