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Negative Push-Up

Calisthenics / Beginner
  • Chest
  • Shoulders
  • Abs
  • Triceps
  • Middle Back
  • Lower Back
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How to do the Negative Push-Up - Learn Proper Negative Push-Up Form

  1. Step 1: Assume a standard push-up position on your toes with hands placed slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.
  2. Step 2: Begin exercise by slowly lowering yourself down, while keeping your body in straight line.
  3. Step 3: As your body and chest come very close to the ground, drop your knees to the ground and push up from the down position.
  4. Step 4: To complete another push-up, simply repeat steps 1-3.

Negative Push-Up Variations and Negative Push-Up Alternatives

  1. Variation 1: Complete a traditional push-up. Simply start and end on your toes.
  2. Variation 2: Perform a knee push-up. Simply start and end on your knees.
  3. Variation 3: Perform with a weight plate on your back for increased resistance.

Negative Push-Up Tips

  1. Tip 1: Lower yourself down slowly. Five seconds is a good amount of time to lower your body down to the ground.
  2. Tip 2: Lower down as you close to the ground before dropping your knees and completing a push-up.
  3. Tip 3: Be sure to keep you body in a straight line throughout the exercise. Do not let your hips sag.

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Negative Push Up Muscles Worked

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Negative Push Up Training Details

The negative push-up is a calisthenics exercise that primarily targets the chest and to a lesser degree also targets the shoulders, abs, triceps, middle back, and lower back.

The only negative push-up equipment that you really need is the following: . There are however many different negative push-up variations that you can try out that may require different types of negative push-up equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper negative push-up form is easy with the step by step negative push-up instructions, negative push-up tips, and the instructional negative push-up technique video on this page. The negative push-up is a push exercise for those with a beginner level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the negative push-up video, learn how to do the negative push-up, and then be sure and browse through the negative push-up workouts on our workout plans page!

Negative Push Up Sports

Negative Push Up Force Type: Push
Negative Push Up Mechanics Type: Compound
Negative Push Up Other Names: Negative Push-Ups, Negative Push Ups, Negative PushUps,

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