Declined Push-up On Aerobic Step
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ImageSubmitted by: Justin Leonard
Last updated: 1/27/2012

This exercise adds difficulty to the traditional push-up. The declined version of the push-up is great for shaping and strengthening the chest muscles. The chest is scientifically named the pectoralis. There are two muscles that make up the pectoralis: pectoralis major and minor. The pectoralis major is always the prime mover during chest exercises.

Start by placing your toes on an aerobic step. Use both arms to support your upper body. Place your arms approximately shoulder width apart. Your body should be perfectly straight.
Next, slowly lower your chest to the floor. Then push back up to the starting position. Be sure to breathe out as you push your body up.
Step 1
Place toes on step. Hands should be shoulder width apart. Body should be flat.
Step 2
Slowly lower chest to the floor.
Step 3
Push up to starting position. Exhale as you push up. Repeat several times.
Exercise Details
Chest Exercises ( view all )
Difficulty Level MEDIUM
The declined push-up on aerobic step is a medium difficulty exercise.
Target Muscle
Chest (pectoralis)
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