Triceps Push Ups

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IN SHAPE ATHLETIC CLUB TRAINER TIP
by Judy Oberdorfer, Certified Personal Trainer

This push up not only strengthens the core, shoulders and back, but also targets the triceps (back of the upper arms).  Starting with hands close to the shoulders and elbows close to the waist, slowly press up into a straight arm position, then slowly lower down.  Keeping the elbows close to the body helps isolate the triceps during this exercise. Be sure to inhale as you lower your body and exhale as you press back up into a straight arm position. Squeezing the glutes helps to maintain your plank position and support your low back.

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