Keeping the elbows close to the torso makes this yoga-inspired variation very safe for the shoulder, since it puts less pressure on the joint. But you really need to focus on the elbows squeezing your torso. This position focuses the work on the triceps, too.
- Start in a plank position with your arms and legs straight, shoulders above the wrists.
- Keeping your upper arms parallel, bend your elbows lowering your chest until your shoulders are in line with your elbows. The elbows should touch your ribcage. Inhale to straighten the arms. This counts as one rep.