Wide Arm Push Ups

Wide arm push ups, ideally two shoulder widths apart, will work your chest and shoulder muscles through a different range of movement in order to create all-round upper body strength.

Aim to keep your wrists facing forwards, with your fingers wide apart. You may decide to perform the wide arm push up movement in a variety of positions, such as full - three quarters or box press up position.

start with your hands double shoulder width apart lower down so that your arms are at 90 degrees

Lower your chest down, no lower than two inches from the floor, taking your elbows out to your side in order to maximise the benefits to your chest muscles.

Avoid arching your back, or lifting your bottom in the air, focus on keeping the movement smooth and under control, performing 1 press up every 2 seconds.

Stretch and Warm Up before you commence any exercise and aim to finish with some good stretching to let your body and mind recover.

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Remember to record how many repetitions and sets you can perform, so that you will so how your getting fitter and stronger in all areas. Download your free PDF Record Sheet

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