Although there are a great variety of exercise machines available these days, there’s something to be said for the old-fashioned approach. Body weight exercises have been around for centuries, and they’ve got their advantages. For one thing, body weight exercises will cost you nothing besides time and effort. Additionally, they demand nothing from you except for time and effort – you can perform them anywhere, anytime so long as you’re properly motivated. After all, weight benches are great. But if you’ve got fifteen minutes to spare at the office and need to blow off some steam, the one at home in your garage isn’t going to do you any good!
The Triangle Push-up
The triangle push-up is a nifty take on the straightforward old stand-by the traditional push-up. The main difference between a triangle push-up and a traditional push-up is in the positioning of the hands. In a triangle pushup, you begin with the pointer fingers and thumbs of each hand touching, coming together in a triangle shape. Any confusion as to where the name “triangle push-up” came from should now be departing from your brain.
By making this triangular shape with your hands, you’re redistributing the weight in your body. This results in a more pronounced workout for the triceps muscles on the outside and back of the arm, as well as for the shoulder muscles.
The triceps are the largest muscle in the arms and are put into some serious action when you do triangle pushups. So if you’re looking for greater muscular definition but also bigger arms, consider adding the triangle pushup into your workout!