Decline Push-ups / Pushups
- Facing down, place yourself on the ground with your hands flat on the floor, directly below your shoulders.
- Place your feet on top of a bench or box. Only your toes and balls of your feet should be touching the floor.
- Maintain a flat back and tight core before lowering your chest towards the ground. Bend your elbows at a 60-degree angle until your chest is just above the ground. You should feel a stretch across your chest. Hold for a count of one.
- Push yourself back to the starting position by straightening your arms. Do not lock out your elbows.
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Decline push-ups / pushups is a gym work out exercise that targets chest and also involves abs and shoulders and triceps. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this exercise correctly. Underhand grip barbell bench press, dumbbell floor chest press and resistance band push-ups / pushups are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as decline push-ups / pushups. Visit our directory for more exercises.
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