Push-ups, even when performed with your knees on the ground, are one of the best exercises to strengthen and sculpt your arms and upper back. This variation that involves bending your elbows behind you and moving down and up very slowly is intense, and targets the triceps so you'll tone your upper arms even faster!
- Begin in plank position with the arms and body straight, shoulders over the wrists. Keep the core engaged. If you need to, go ahead and rest your knees on the ground.
- Bend the elbows behind you and count to five as you slowly lower your chest to the floor. Keep your upper arms tight to your body so your elbows are against your ribs on both sides.
- Slowly straighten the arms, counting for another five, coming back to plank position.
- This counts as one rep. Do as many reps as you can with correct form.