Negative Push-Up

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How to do the Negative Push-Up:

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Shoulders secondary Abs secondary Triceps secondary Middle back secondary Lower back secondary Chest primary Muscles diagram

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The negative push-up is a calisthenics exercise that primarily targets the chest and to a lesser degree also targets the shoulders, abs, triceps, middle back, and lower back ...more

The negative push-up is a calisthenics exercise that primarily targets the chest and to a lesser degree also targets the shoulders, abs, triceps, middle back, and lower back.

The only negative push-up equipment that you really need is the following: . There are however many different negative push-up variations that you can try out that may require different types of negative push-up equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper negative push-up form is easy with the step by step negative push-up instructions, negative push-up tips, and the instructional negative push-up technique video on this page. The negative push-up is a push exercise for those with a beginner level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the negative push-up video, learn how to do the negative push-up, and then be sure and browse through the negative push-up workouts on our workout plans page!

Tips

  1. Lower yourself down slowly. Five seconds is a good amount of time to lower your body down to the ground.
  2. Lower down as you close to the ground before dropping your knees and completing a push-up.
  3. Be sure to keep you body in a straight line throughout the exercise. Do not let your hips sag.

Variations

  1. Complete a traditional push-up. Simply start and end on your toes.
  2. Perform a knee push-up. Simply start and end on your knees.
  3. Perform with a weight plate on your back for increased resistance.

Types

  • Force Type: Push
  • Mechanics Type: Compound

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Tips

  1. Lower yourself down slowly. Five seconds is a good amount of time to lower your body down to the ground.
  2. Lower down as you close to the ground before dropping your knees and completing a push-up.
  3. Be sure to keep you body in a straight line throughout the exercise. Do not let your hips sag.

Variations

  1. Complete a traditional push-up. Simply start and end on your toes.
  2. Perform a knee push-up. Simply start and end on your knees.
  3. Perform with a weight plate on your back for increased resistance.

Types

  • Force Type: Push
  • Mechanics Type: Compound