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Exercise of the Week – Close Arm Press Ups

Target Muscles: Triceps, Chest (Pectorals) and Core.

Close Arm Press Ups 01 - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High Wycombe

Start with your hands on the floor, a little less than shoulder width apart, and your legs out behind you. Ensure that you keep a neutral spine, as shown.

Close Arm Press Ups 02 - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High Wycombe

Then bend your arms and lower yourself into the press up, before straightening your arms and returning to the original position.

Repetitions: 8-12

Sets: 2-4

A harder variant of the tried and trusted basic press up. As is usual with the press up it works the triceps and chest pectorals alongside the core, but because of the closer hand position, the emphasis and intensity on your triceps is increased. This exercise can also be gradually advanced by moving your hands closer together.