Triceps Activation Push Ups
Turn on your triceps during these specialized push up movements demonstrated by Eric Serrano MD. The specific position of the fingers, thumb, width of the arms and other factors impact what muscles are recruited during the push up movement.
Maximize triceps activation
Scott H. Mendelson uses various hand positions to reveal differences in muscle fiber recruitment. Trainees can start with their knees on the floor to support proper execution by decreasing the loading from body weight. The forward targeting position so that the chest goes over the hands is very important for maximizing triceps activation.
Adjusting the hand width position and other angles can reduce stress on the shoulders and the elbows.