Push-ups (wide decline)This is very much like the standard variety of pushups but with a few changes. Lie on the floor with your face down and hands wide apart so that your arm forms a 90-degree angle from the floor. You are to keep your elbows away from your body and your feet on a height like a stool. Keeping your back straight, push your body off the floor but do not lock your hands when you rise. Keep it in mind that you are to tuck in your abdominal muscles and tighten your lower back and thighs while doing the movement. Then lower your body till your chin touches the floor. Slowly rise and repeat. 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.
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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