In your daily activities, there are only very few tasks that exert pressure on the chest area, making it a largely ignored body part. Hence, when doing your six pack abs exercises, this is where you need to put your focus on. And performing wide push ups may just help you do the trick.
The push up still remains to be one of the most effective upper body exercises, even with the advancement of new and more sophisticated equipment. With wide push ups in particular, greater intensity is added to shoulders, abs and triceps apart from your chest, as you lift your upper body. The higher number of reps you are able to do, the more you strengthen your chest and force your abs muscles to contract. Unlike regular push ups, wide push ups engage your chest and abs more than just your arms and shoulders. This helps you improve your core strength and firms up your chest in ways that normal activities cannot simply do. Because of this, more calories are also burned in the process.
Check the video below as a way of helping you do your wide push ups in excellent form and achieve maximum benefits from it.
- Lie flat on the floor, face down.
- Position your palms on the floor directly under your bent elbows and flex your feet so your toes are touching the ground.
- Push against the palms of your hands and your toes while lifting your whole body off the ground. Stop when your elbows are straightened out.
- Maintain straight knees and back at all times.
Carefully lower yourself back down to your original position.
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