Do you want to get more benefits from your usual push ups while striving to get ripped abs? Try doing the wide push ups instead. Wide push ups are called such because your hands are spread more far apart than the traditional push ups. When you do this, you put greater emphasis on your chest because it does more of the work than your arms. As you try to lift your upper body while performing this exercise, you use a greater portion of your chest which helps broadens this area.
However, wide push ups continue to provide benefits for your shoulders, triceps and abs so this can be a better alternative overall to the regular push ups. Moreover, many people have reported that this can be easier to do and they are able to do more reps of this exercise in a single set.
As you are able to do more push ups, your overall strength also improves, further increasing the number you can do.
Indeed, when you talk about increasing upper body power, wide push ups will inevitably be part of this list, if not on top. So should you include this exercise in your training to build washboard abs faster.
- Lie on the floor, face down.
- Position your hands on the floor and push them slightly outward so there is more distance between your hands compared to a regular push-up.
- Flex your feet so that your toes are touching the ground.
Extend your arms and lift your chest off the floor. Keep your abdominal muscles tight, and your upper body and legs as straight as possible.
Slowly lower your body back to the floor.
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