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Triceps Press-Up

Close Grip Press Up
Press -Ups with the arms in close allow for the Triceps to really work through the movement, not allowing the chest muscles to dominate.

1. Start in a plank position, feet and arms shoulder width apart and spine in a neutral position.
2. Lower the body to the floor, by bending at the elbows and keeping them close to the side of the body.
3. Pause at the bottom of the movement before exploding back up to the top using the Triceps.
Tip: Ensure the body stays in a straight line throughout, lowering the chest and the thighs to the floor at the same time rather than one then the other.

Medicine Ball Close-Grip Press Up

Using a medicine ball as a base for a press up creates instability through your shoulders and core, making the exercises harder.

Diamond Press-Up

Creating a narrowing diamond shape base you your index finger and thumb under your chest, causing the press up to your triceps.


Please seek the advice of a GP, physiotherapist or a medically qualified personal trainer before commencing any exercise to avoid the risk of any injury. We do not advise performing any exercise if it exhibits any pain or discomfort in any way.

If you have any questions or queries about any of the exercises, please contact the Didsbury clinic (Manchester) to discuss with your physiotherapist or personal trainer.

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