Sphinx push-up

The sphinx push-up is a difficult variation of the push-up that ends with the forearms on the ground in front of the body, rather than with the chest on the ground. It puts more stress on the triceps than traditional push-ups. It can be performed for time or reps in any bodyweight workout or during any arms-focused portion of a workout.


  1. Eliminates stretch reflex, forcing each rep to start from a dead stop
  2. Serious strength work for the triceps requiring no equipment
  3. Core gets worked in plank position

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