Close Grip Push Ups

Target Muscles: Pectoralis Major

Equipment: None

Preparation: Lie prone on floor with hands close together under your shoulders. Raise body up off floor by extending arms with body straight.

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Breathing:  Breath out on the contraction of the muscle and breath back in on the way back to the start position.

Execution: Keeping body straight, lower body to floor by bending arms. Push body up until arms are extended. Repeat.

Comments: Both upper and lower body must be kept straight throughout movement.


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