Want a bit of variation to your traditional push ups yet still consider yourself far from being an expert? There are still many other ways you can perform push ups depending on your fitness needs and required intensity.
If you want more emphasis on your abs as part of your six pack abs goals, you can take your push ups to the next level by engaging in decline push ups. Performing sets of this push ups help apply increased pressure on your abs while working out and strengthening your chest muscles. They also help tighten your stomach muscles.
As your shoulders and triceps help support your weight while performing this exercise, so do the muscles in these areas gain better strength and endurance.
Because decline push ups should target your upper body, this is what you should be adding pressure on while keeping your back and legs straight throughout the entire procedure. Doing otherwise can potentially lead to back injury or seriously strain it.
And the best part about decline push ups aside from being a great upper body workout is that they do not require any equipment or specific venue to perform so you can conveniently do them anywhere, anytime.
- Lie flat on the floor, face down.
- Position hands on the floor, palms down, a few inches away from the sides of your chest.
- Flex your feet so your toes are the only part of your feet that are touching the floor.
Extend your arms and push against the floor to raise your body while you keep your back and legs as straight as possible.
Lower your body down to your original positionby bending at the elbows. Maintain straight legs and back even while you descend back down to the floor.
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