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Push-up, Decline

 
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Classification
Type basic
Mechanics compound
Direction push
Equipment mat
Additional Equipment flat bench / other elevation
x Rate Push-up, Decline
 

Itīs an effective exercise.
 


Itīs a practicable exercise.
 


Itīs an often applied exercise.
 

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Instructions

Preparation

Put hands slightly wider than shoulderwide on mat. Place feet on bench or other elevation and hold body in straight position. Upper arms remain perpendicular to body.

Execution

Bend arms to lower body toward floor until elbows are flexed right-angled. Return, keep arms slightly flexed. Repeat.

Variations / Comments

Keep body straight throughout motion.

Mat Push-up, Decline Starting Position Starting Position
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Mat Push-up, Decline Ending Position Ending Position

Muscles

Target Pectoralis Major, Clavicular
Synergist Pectoralis Major, Sternal | Triceps Brachii | Deltoid, Anterior
Stabilizers Rectus Abdominis | Obliques | Quadriceps | Biceps Brachii
Mat Push-up, Decline Muscles Front
Front
Mat Push-up, Decline Muscles Rear
Rear
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