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What muscles do push ups work?

what muscles do push ups work


What muscles do push ups work? The classic strength-training exercise recruits lots of different muscles for movement and stabilization, but it mainly targets your chest, shoulders and upper arms. 

“The muscles that provide the majority of movement during a push-up are the pectoralis major (the largest of the chest muscles),” says physiotherapist Matt Bushell of KC Health Services (opens in new tab). “Secondary muscles that assist the movement are the anterior deltoid (front of the shoulder) and the triceps (back of your upper arm). 

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