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At the elbow in the downward faze of the press up your elbows movement is flexion as is is decreasing in size. your shoulders movement is extension as the muscle is increasing in size. on the upward phase it is the exact same but the opposite way around... (elbow - extension and shoulder - flexion)

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Pushups primarily target the pectoralis muscle (or chest) however secondary muscles with pushups are: tricep (muscle at back of upper arm), deltoid (muscle at top of arm) and abdominals (stomach)

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