This may not be the most innovative exercise you’ve ever heard but if you want to hit your lower chest, it’s a good one to include.
Many think that the incline push-up will hit the upper chest, but in reality, it’s actually better for hitting the lower chest.
- 1Stand behind a bench
- 2Place your hands on its sides and step back, so that the body is straight
- 3Look forward, then go down until the chest is an inch off the bench
- 4Push up, contracting the chest hard
The secret here is to go to complete failure, so this may mean a set longer than T30.
Do what’s needed to get those muscles screaming. Too many guys stop short of full fatigue.
They get tired and think that’s good enough but to really get maximum hypertrophy taking place, be sure that you are going to the point where you can do no more.
To get the right height for this exercise, try doing it off the side of a bench.
For most guys, this will be just perfect to maximally stimulate those lower chest muscles.
The key thing to remember is that when you move to the top of the push-up position, your forearms should be pointing down from the shoulders.
If you don’t achieve that angle in that top position, play around with the incline until you do.