Close Stance Push-Up

This exercise works both the chest and triceps, but due to the close stance of your hands, it will challenge the triceps more than a regular push-up.

  1. This exercise can be performed from a straight leg push-up position, which is extremely challenging, or from knees on the floor.
  2. Hands are positioned very narrow, with hands directly under the shoulders and elbows close to the ribcage.
  3. As you lower, keep elbows close to the ribcage, paying close attention to keeping the abdominal muscles tight and the back straight.
  4. Exhale as you push back to start position and repeat.

Tip: If you begin from a bent knee position, make sure that your back is very straight and your buttocks does not stick up in the air, or your low back may feel uncomfortable.

Close Stance Push-Up

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Close Stance Push-Up

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