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Chest Exercise: Assisted Push-ups

Push-ups are probably one of the oldest, most well known forms of exercise. While they increase the heart rate, work the biceps and shoulders to a certain degree, push-ups are primarily chest movements and work all angles of your Pectoralis major or chest muscle.

To perform this move:

  • Facing the ground, support yourself by extending your arms, keeping them about shoulder width apart and knees touching the floor, with feet together, calves lifted upwards (as shown in the photo below).
  • As you inhale, slowly bend your elbows, bringing your chin towards the floor. Make sure that you bring your body down as a whole and do not arch your lower back excessively.
  • Exhale as you push your body back to the starting position and repeat.

TIP: To advance this workout, instead of balancing on your knees, curl your toes inwards, with feet touching or slightly parted so that your body is supported by your hands and feet.

Model in the starting position of an assisted push-up

Model in the starting position of an assisted push-up

Author: Dimi Ingle.
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