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Push-Ups - Close Triceps Position

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Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Triceps
Other Muscles: Chest, Shoulders
Equipment: Body Only
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Intermediate
Sport: No
Force: Push
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Push-Ups - Close Triceps Position Guide

Main Muscle: Triceps

  1. Lie on the floor face down and place your hands closer than shoulder width for a close hand position. Make sure that you are holding your torso up at arms' length.
  2. Lower yourself until your chest almost touches the floor as you inhale.
  3. Using your triceps and some of your pectoral muscles, press your upper body back up to the starting position and squeeze your chest. Breathe out as you perform this step.
  4. After a second pause at the contracted position, repeat the movement for the prescribed amount of repetitions.

Variations:

  • If you are new at this exercise and do not have the strength to perform it, you can either bend your legs at the knees to take off resistance or perform the exercise against the wall instead of the floor.
  • For the most advanced lifters, you can place your feet at a high surface such as a bench in order to increase the resistance.

See Also: Push-Up



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Review: Push-Ups - Close Triceps Position

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Dec 23, 2013 6:58 AM: 10/10



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Aug 8, 2013 11:02 PM: Excellent.



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Jul 4, 2013 11:23 PM: A study suggests that this variant stimulates more all the chest, not only triceps.
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Apr 15, 2013 5:01 AM: gr8



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Apr 7, 2013 10:48 AM: 10/10



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Tip: Push-Ups - Close Triceps Position

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Jan 5, 2013 9:42 PM: Superset these with lying dumbbell extensions toward the end of your arm workout. For example, do about 8-10 of these close tricep position pushups and then immediately lie on the bench and dumbbell extenstions for about 10 reps. Repeat for a total of 4 supersets (the number of pushups will probably...+See More



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Nov 11, 2012 6:16 PM: These work the same as diamond pushups, right?



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Review: Push-Ups - Close Triceps Position

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Jun 8, 2012 1:44 PM: for tricep and chest



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Jan 16, 2012 5:05 PM: Some how, this is exercising my inner chest muscle; rather then my tri's. any clue?



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Review: Push-Ups - Close Triceps Position

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Sep 26, 2011 6:01 AM: This is one of my faves for when I don't feel like pushing the dead weights. It really does focus on the triceps and some of my back. I find that a few sets of 10 with a good break between helps the wrists, but everyone is different.



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