Elbow Push Up

Elbow Push Up

Description

This exercise involves performing a push-up while keeping the elbows close to the body, rather than flaring them out to the sides. It targets the triceps and chest muscles.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Elbow Push Up Instructions

  1. Start in a plank position with your hands directly under your shoulders and your elbows bent at a 90-degree angle.
  2. Lower your body down towards the ground by bending your elbows out to the sides, keeping them close to your body.
  3. Push yourself back up to the starting position by straightening your arms.
  4. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Elbow Push Up Form & Visual

Elbow Push Up

Elbow Push Up Benefits

  • Improves flexibility in the latissimus dorsi muscles
  • Reduces tension and tightness in the upper back and shoulders
  • Increases range of motion in the shoulders
  • Improves posture and alignment
  • May help alleviate back pain
  • Engages core muscles for added stability and strength

Elbow Push Up Muscles Worked

  • Triceps
  • Chest
  • Shoulders

Elbow Push Up Variations & Alternatives

  • Tricep push-up
  • Spiderman push-up
  • Decline push-up
  • Diamond push-up
  • Wide push-up