Have you ever heard of close pushups?

Are you looking for a way to isolate your triceps

AND, train your upper body?

Then, you may want to give close pushups a shot!

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How to Do Close Pushups

  1. close pushupsPlace your hands close together on the ground.
  2. Point your toes into the ground, and extend your arms below your shoulders.
  3. Bend at the elbows until the upper arms are parallel to the floor.
  4. Then press through your palms and extend your arms.
  5. Look at your fingertips throughout the exercise to keep good posture.
  6. Breathe in while you go down, exhale while you come up.

 How to Isolate Triceps

For isolating the triceps (back of the upper arm), allow your elbows to track…

Tuck your elbows into your ribs as you go down in a pushup.

You may find some exercises harder than others to perform with a close hand placement.

I find Hindu Push Ups easier in a close hand position.

See what’s your best fit with this exercise variation.

Is it Incline Push Ups with a close hand placement?

Or, Decline Push Ups with close hand positioning?

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You should consult a qualified medical professional before starting this or any other health & fitness program.  As with any exercise or diet program, if at any time you experience any discomfort, pain or duress of any sort, stop immediately and consult your physician.  The creators, producers, participants, advertisers and distributors of this program disclaim any liabilities or losses in connection with the exercises or advice herein.  Any equipment or workout area that is used should be thoroughly inspected as free of danger, flaw or compromise, ahead of use and the user assumes all responsibility when performing any movements contained in this blog.