Push-ups (standard decline)Position your body with your face down and hands extended to the floor with your feet kept on a height like a stool. Your hands should be about shoulder-width apart. Your legs should be straight. Keeping your back straight, lower your body to the floor until your chin is close to the floor. Tuck in your abdominal muscles and tighten your lower back and thighs while doing the movement. Then push your body off the floor to go back to the starting position. Repeat the movement. You can do certain variations like keeping your hands on two solid supports like blocks of wood so that when you lower your body and touch your chin to the floor you are going to have to stretch your chest a lot more. You could also do pushups by supporting your body on your fingertips. Inhale as you lower yourself and exhale as you rise.
Note: For beginners these push-ups can be done with feet on the floor to reduce the effort. The feet can be kept on a height once strength and proficiency are thus gained.
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