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Chest Exercises - More Strength Exercises for the Chest

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Updated November 10, 2009

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Incline Pushups
Incline Pushups
Paige Waehner
For another variation on traditional pushups, the incline pushup offers more emphasis on the lower part of the chest. Elevating the upper body can also make traditional pushups a bit easier by taking some of the load off the upper body.
  1. Get into pushup position with the hands on a raised step or platform, slightly wider than the shoulders. Take the legs straight out behind you, resting on the toes.
  2. Make sure the arms are extended directly below the shoulders and bend the elbows, lowering into a pushup, keeping the neck in neutral alignment and lowering until your chest touches (or comes close to) the step.
  3. Push back to start without locking the elbows and repeat for 1-3 sets of 8-16 reps.

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