Push-ups: The Super Exercise

The push-up tackles several muscles at the same time, which increases the energy expenditure.

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    Standard push-up: 64 percent of your body weight.
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    Hands elevated- Incline (2-foot-high bench): 41 percent of your body weight.
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    Feet elevated- Decline (2-foot-high bench): 74 percent of your body weight.
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    Barbell chest press: Lower the arms to 90 degree and fully contract the chest when extending the arms.
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    Cable fly: keep the body straight and chest up. Open up your arms while keeping slightly flex the elbows and fully contract when bringing them together. This exercise is not about how much you lift rather than whatever you lift maintain full range of motion.
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    Incline Barbell press: set up the bench at 75 degree angle. Lower the arms to 90 degree and fully contract the chest when extending the arms.
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