Four push-up variations to promise bigger pecs during lockdown in no time

Changing up your workouts is important because it keeps you motivated and promises great results too.

But obviously all that can become a workout in itself as people are going to be limited to fitness equipment at home.

So that’s why everyone’s getting involved in home exercises, live workouts and all sorts to maintain their fitness.

When it comes to training chest, changing up your techniques, adding more sets and increasing resistance is the way forward.

By doing that in the comfort of your home, here are four variations you can try to really mix up your chest days.



Training chest will increase your muscle mass in your pecs

1. Narrow-grip decline push-ups with feet elevated at 45-degree angle

How to do: Place your feet onto an object high off the ground, like a chair or bench, that positions your body at 45 degrees to the floor.

Keep your hands just inside shoulder-width on the floor directly under mid-chest and make sure it remains neutral.

As you’re doing this, keep your shoulder blades back and lower yourself down as low as you can to complete a rep.

Press back up to the starting positioning while maintaining the same form as the previous steps to this technique.

2. Archer push-ups

How to do: Get into a push-up position with hands wide and pointed out to the sides.

Maintain a straight body and lower yourself to either side so your body weight shifts to one arm.

The non-working arm should be extended straight. Then press up using the same arm that your body shifted towards and repeat on the opposite side.



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It’s important to keep motivated during lockdown

3. Close-grip knuckle push-ups

How to do: Close both hands to make two fists and hold them together with a neutral hand position.

Get into the push-up position on your knuckles so your hands are directly beneath your lower to mid-chest.

As you’re completing this move, you must make sure your back is kept straight.

Then lower yourself down as far as you can and push through your knuckles back to the top.

4. One-arm push-ups

How to do: This may sound easy but this is likely to be the most difficult push-up you can do.

Obviously getting into the push-up position, use just one arm to lift yourself up.

Those who find this simple to complete can always wear a bag on their back to add more weight.

Source: dailystar.co.uk

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