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Push Your Push-Ups

Now that you've got the push-up under control, how about making it a little bit more challenging?

All you have to do is add a little decline to the push-up. Adding decline is a great way to target your upper body (chest) muscles more than just a regular push up and the best part is that you use your own body weight for resistance. Start easy with your feet on a low step or small bosu. Work your way up to putting your feet on something higher like a stacked step, a bench or even an exercise ball to really challenge yourself.

Fit's Tip: Do not compromise form. If you find that it is too challenging to put your feet on an incline and still keep good form, then work on building strength before trying this variation.


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mandiesoh mandiesoh 9 years
ugh i can never do this! :oops:
mandiesoh mandiesoh 9 years
ugh i can never do this! :oops:
SU3 SU3 9 years
Looks like an awesome challenge!
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
This looks so hard!
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
This looks so hard!
scratch5 scratch5 9 years
You're killing me fit - this are so hard!!! I like the challenge thoug. Might be time to dust off my ball, that I got for labor and use it for some toning purposes.
ktjones ktjones 9 years
I need to master regular push ups first!!!
DesignRchic DesignRchic 9 years
I've tried these push-ups and I almost did a face plant! It takes lots of focus and balance too. I need to continue trying this because it does give you a great core workout.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Great exercise. I love working on the exercise ball.
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
Ohhh these look good. I'm going to try this. Thanks Fit!
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