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Declined Push Up


Description: A Decline Push Up like a regular push up is used for building muscle tone mainly to the chest, arm and shoulder muscles, but it also helps strengthen the core. The difference from a regular push up lies in the fact that a decline push up works more of the upper chest and around the collar bone area. Push ups are a strengthening exercise that can benefit your golf swing by helping you to support the club at the top of the swing, increase your arm speed through the ball (especially the straightening of your rear arm at impact) and increase your core rotation speed.

Summary:
  1. For this exercise you will need a chair or bench behind you. Lay on the floor with your hands slightly wider than your shoulders. Raise up by straightening your arms and put your feet up on the bench. You should now be in a plank position with your spine straight, your arms straight and your feet elevated on the bench.
  2. Lower your chest to the ground slowly by bending your arms while keeping your body in a straight line.
  3. Push up to the count of one and slowly lower down to the count of 3. Perform 3 sets of 8-10 repetitions. As you get stronger and weeks pass, try increasing the amount of repetitions.
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