The American Council on Exercise wanted to help us find the solution, to one of our biggest problem areas... the dreaded upper arm flab.
They compared 8 different tricep exercises: triceps kickbacks, overhead triceps extensions, bar push-downs, rope push-downs, closed-grip bench press, lying barbell triceps extensions, triceps dips and triangle push-ups and found one clear winner in effectiveness:
The triangle push-up!
The study shows they are the best at targeting all the major parts of your triceps.
So start pushing ladies, and wave a final goodbye to flabby arms!... You know, without them waving back...
How to Do a Triangle Push-Up: It's a variation of regular pushups, but you position your hands together, forming a triangle with your fingers.
1- Start in a plank position.
2- Adjust your hand placement so that thumbs tips touch and forefingers (pointer) finger tips touch, so that they form a triangle.
3- Place your hands directly under the middle of your breastbone, in line with your shoulders.
4- Maintain plank position (keep abdominals, glutes and quads engaged) as you lower and raise your body.
Don't let your back sag or hips move upward/forward as you do the push-up movement.
Work your way up to doing 3 sets of 8-15 reps.
If starting in plank position is too hard, modify by placing your knees on the floor or doing triangle push-ups against the wall.
Read more about triangle push-ups. (YouBeauty)