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    (Best Chest) Push Ups: Prone, Wide, Weight/Plate #6497

    Listed by Aaron Yamaguchi MS, ATC, CSCS, USAW, USATF


    Exercise Name: (Best Chest) Push Ups: Prone, Wide, Weight/Plate #6497











    Primary Muscles:
    CHEST
    TRICEPS

    Technical Difficulty:
    2 ALARM FIRE: INTERMEDIATE INTENSITY

    Equipment:
    WEIGHT/PLATE

    Training Benefit:
    STRENGTH


    Starting Position: Lie on the mat with the arms wide (both elbows bent to 90 degrees). The middle of the palms should line up with the nipple line. Keep the body level throughout the set. Draw the abdominals into the spine. Have a Partner place and maintain a Weight/Plate on the center of the upper back.

    Progress
    : Extend the arms and press the body up, keeping it level. Lower the body as a level unit until the chest touches the ground. Return to the starting position and repeat.

    Tips
    : Shoulder Precautions. If shoulder problems/pain exist, do not let the elbow(s) pass the level of the body. Keep the hand(s) in line with the midchest to focus on utilizing the chest musculature.

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