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Incline Wall Push-up

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Human
muscles:Pectoralis MajorMuscle
synergists:TricepsMuscle, DeltoidsMuscle
required:Doable Without Equipment And Weights
fitness level:Easy
exercise type:Strength
Variations available (17)
Starting PositionExecution
Starting Position (Alternative)Execution

General and Specifics

  • this chest exercise is appropriate for beginners or for a warm up
  • additionally, the strain to the spine is low

Starting Position

  • stand in front of a wall, a bit wider apart than arm length
  • place your palms a little wider than shoulder width apart on the wall (fingertips point up)
  • the feet are hip width apart
  • the knees are bent a tiny bit

Correct Execution

  • bend the arms, until your head almost touches the wall
  • your upper body tilts forward and your heels are lifting off the ground
  • hold your back straight and the head in extension to the spine
  • push yourself away from the wall, without stretching out the arms fully
  • do several reps

tips for the workout

  1. the wider away your feet from the wall, the higher the level of difficulty
  2. impede this exercise even more by only using one hand