Diamond Pushup – Close Grip

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Diamond Push upLevel: Intermediate

Personal Trainer Rich Thurman from San Francisco demonstrates an Intermediate Level Diamond Pushup (Close Grip)

Instructions: Start with hands close together forming a diamond with the index fingers and thumbs.

-Engage the core and keep a completely flat position of the back in a plank position.

-Slowly descend bending the elbows.

-Push back upwards into a planked position and repeat.

Note: Some athletes will have a difficult time with the wrists. This may require more wrist mobility work. You should always warm up the wrists, elbows and shoulders well using dynamic mobility and flexibility drills.

Benefits: The Diamond Pushup is tends to work the triceps more than other Pushups. The wrists and forearms also get more work than normal.

Some athletes may need to start from the knees and build themselves up to the full planked position for this exercise.

 

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Admin Welcome to The Fitness Library. The Fitness Library began as a resource for our personal training and bootcamp clients at Xodus Fitness, but it quickly spread globally, reaching all of you worldwide. We are happy to share our fitness tips, fat loss strategies, training and exercise advice, nutrition ideas and recipes with all of you. The goal of this site is to bring new ideas into your life, motivate you and inspire you to reach new health and fitness goals. Exercise and proper nutrition are the keys to your health and fitness success. Balance is the key and with a little bit of support you can reach those goals in no time. Enjoy the site and feel free to leave your comments, thoughts and ideas. Interested in becoming a contributor. Email us at admin@thefitnesslibrary.com