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on which muscle region of the body do pushups focus

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
27 years experience Sports Medicine
push ups: While many muscle groups are involved, the chest muscles (pectoralis) are the main focus.

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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Whitaker
22 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: But your muscle growth is limited with only body weight exercises. Resistance training with heavier weights will grow your muscles larger.
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A 67-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
There r some, but...: Curls will build biceps muscles on flexion, and triceps muscles with slow extension back; there are various nautilus and other exercise machines that ... Read More
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Yes: Repetitive resistance exercise will build the muscles used in the "movement".
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: It is very common to just focus on the chest wall muscles when working out. While pushups will help strengthen the shoulder(pec, deltoid, lats) i wou ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Push ups are generally chest exercises. You need to expand your exercise regimen for benefit beyond this one area. 50 push ups a day is not much of an ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
29 years experience Phlebology
Yes : There are all sort of calisthenics like push ups that build chest muscles. Incline push up with your leg elevated work more on the upper chest muscle ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Plank position & pus: assume a plank position and push body up keeping back flat and arms apart
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Saurborn
23 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
No problem: Push ups are an excellent exercise that you can do without purchasing unnecessary equipment. Do as many push-ups as you like. Although regular push-up ... Read More
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