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Muscles Used


  • Hold your trunk tight and keep your back straight
  • Position your self in a normal press-up position
  • Your hands should be shoulder width apart / directly under your shoulders
  • Lower yourself so your chest almost touches the floor
  • Push up until your arms almost full extend

Muscles involved

  • Pectoralis Major
  • Anterior Deltoid
  • Triceps Brachii
— Phil @ 1:40 pm, May 31, 2006

1 Comment »

  1. I want to thank you for giving me many ideas to incorporate diversity in my routine.

    I did not see “chest dips” (elbows pointed away from sides) included in the bodyweight chest exercise section. Is this an exercise worth performing?



    Comment by Art — April 28, 2007 @ 9:45 pm

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