- 1 Jun 2011
hmmm i am ans yr query base on my limited knowledge from human anatomy....the pectoralis major is the main muscle for pushup....secondary will be yr triceps.....I'm curious, which areas of the pectorals are worked on those push-ups and how much? I would be very interested to know specially on the push-ups shown on the training video.. such wide variety! Any expert on this?
heehee ok that posture in 2nd video does stimulate yr upper pect but the deltoids are the main mover...what u can do is to slight widen the hip angle (hands and legs further apart) which offload more weight from the deltoids to the upper packs...kindof like what u meant by less inclination shoulder raise as u go wider the load is transfered from deltoid to the upper pect and eventually the entire pect....I would also agree with you, but the upper pecs need a lot less inclination to be perfectly stimulated, so I wonder, would that position increase the stimulus or would it send most of the pressure into the shoulders?