Fish Pose Exercise Guide
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Fish Pose is a bodyweight exercise that works your abs, pecs, lower pecs and upper pecs.
Fish Pose is a great basic move. When done correctly, it can effectively target your chest, core, lower chest, upper body, upper chest and waist.
It requires no equipment to do.
How to do Fish Pose
Start out by sitting on the floor with your legs straight in front of you with feet close together.
Take your hands, position them behind your body with palms facing backward and lean back to bring the pressure on your palms.
Straight out your limbs and raise upward towards your shoulders.
Lay down towards the floor with your chin forward and push your elbows in into your shoulders.
Extend your arms out and reach up with your hands, keeping onto this position for 5 to 10 breaths.
Learn how to do fish pose from this step-by-step illustrations:
The muscles used for fish pose may change slightly based on the your trained range of motion and technique, but in the most general case, the muscles used for fish pose are:
- Lower Pecs
- Upper Pecs
- Rear Deltoids
Frequently Asked Questions
Training, Progressions and Regressions
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Fish Pose Training and Progressions
Standards and Averages
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Fish Pose Standards and Averages
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|Type(s)||Bodyweight, Calisthenic, Strength, Compound|
|Muscles Worked||Abdominals, Deltoids, Pectorals, Lateral Deltoids, Pectoralis Minor, Pectoralis Major|
|Difficulty Level(s)||Basic, Easy, Simple|
|Equipment||No Equipment, Mat|
|Location||At Gym, At Home, Outdoor|
|Target muscle(s)||Abs, Pecs, Lower Pecs, Upper Pecs|
|Synergyst muscle(s)||Deltoids, Rear Deltoids|