Push Ups with Elbows Close to Sides

Exercise Mat Chest Shoulder: Front Triceps

This is a simple push up exercise.


  1. Start this exercise in regular push up position. You should be facing the mat, arms stretched out with palms flat on the mat, hands directly under your shoulders, fingers pointing straight forward. Legs should be straight out behind you, resting on your toes, back straight, and abs tight.

  2. Bend elbows, keeping them close to your sides. Keeping abs firm, breathe in as you push down. Hold for 2 seconds, and exhale as you press back up.

  3. Return to start position after each rep.

  4. Recommended reps: 8-10 to start, and increase as you progress.
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