What is best angle for push-ups?


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The standard military style push up works the entire chest area, the shoulders and the tricep muscles, according to BodyBuilding.com. This is a regular flat body push up with hands on the floor, shoulder width apart. Standard push ups focus on the pectoralis major and pectoralis minor muscles.

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What is best angle for push-ups?
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Adjusting the hand placement works different parts of the chest with more focus while still using the full chest. The-Muscle-Experiment.com offers several types of push ups with different positioning. A push up with hands on a bench will focus on the lower chest muscles. Performing a push up with feet on a bench shifts the focus to the upper chest muscles.

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