Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tighten + Tone Tuesday

Another first for Fit Armadillo: Our first Tighten + Tone Tuesday post!  Each Tuesday, we'll describe a different exercise that will help you get tightened and toned.  For the next few weeks, we'll focus on exercises that work the triceps.  The exercises we'll cover will be shown in the order of how effective they are at activating the triceps. As always, check with your doctor before starting a new exercise program.  

This week's exercise is the Triangle Push-up. WHY do we love this one? The triangle push-up activates 100% of your triceps (muscles at the back of your arms) while working your shoulders, chest, and abs. And if all that wasn't enough it also requires NO equipment! 

How do you do it? The form for this push-up will be much like that of a regular push-up with a slight twist. Your hands will be closer together to help you target the triceps. To get there, start in push-up position and then walk your hands together to create a triangle shape with your thumbs and fingers. Complete your push-up and repeat 10-15 times. If this is too hard, try walking your feet out a little wider or lowering to your knees
Triangle Push-up
Visual for triangle push-up form. Note wider foot position here (makes push-up easier than with  feet together). Photo from:http://befitandhavealife.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/pyramid_pushup.jpg

Did you try this exercise? What did you think? Share your thoughts with us by commenting below: