Add These Seven Upper-Body Push Exercises To Your Strength Workouts

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If you want to build muscle if you know your way around the gym, one of the best tried-and-tested ways to achieve this is to follow a push/pull workout plan. That typically involves one workout of upper-body push exercises, another workout of upper-body pull exercises, and a final session of leg exercises. Rest and repeat.

Generally, pushing exercises target the major muscles of the chest, shoulders and triceps, which not only helps build strength, but can also benefit your posture. “Functionally, pushing helps retain range of motion and strength that allows you better perform day-to-day activities like lifting objects overhead,” says Jordan Fernandez, a personal trainer at Trainer Academy. 

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