Five types of push-ups to build chest muscles

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five types of push ups to build chest muscles

Every man wants a wider chest to look attractive. The majority of them think that building bigger chest requires a gym and equipment. But there is no truth in it, anyone can build bigger chest by adopting push-up exercises. The push-up is one of the most effective exercises, which strengthen the chest. It not only works your chest but also your triceps and shoulder. In addition, the push-up can be performed anytime, anywhere.

Building chest muscles is not a complicated issue, you can build them at home with the below-mentioned types of push-up.

Here are the types of push-ups to build a bigger chest.

1) Push-ups
In this exercise, your main target is chest but it is also helpful for the core and hip flexors. To practice push-up, place your hands directly below your shoulders and keep your head, back and buttocks in a straight line. Extend your legs so the weight is on your toes. Following this pull your shoulder blades down and back as well as lower your body in a controlled manner until your elbows are at a 90-degree angle. Keep your elbows tucked in close to your body.

2) Decline Push-up

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The decline push-up is a difficult version of the basic push-ups. The difficulty is increased by placing your feet on a higher level than your hands. The higher your bench/chair/box is the more difficult and intense the movement gets, and consequentially you get better results.

3) Diamond push-ups

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Diamond push-ups is a challenging variation of push-ups. They are performed by placing your hands close together until your thumbs and index fingers touch forming a diamond shape. Performing these push-ups will affect triceps and inner chest muscles.

4 Push-up hold

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In this exercise, you have to hold the lower down push-up position as long you can. This push-up will improve your chest strength and definition and will also work your core, shoulders and arms. This exercise will also make you mentally tougher.

5) Wide Push-up

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The wide push-up put more pressure on your chest when you place your hands in a wide position. So put your hands out, the greater the challenge for your chest.

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