If you ever find yourself in jail, and in solitary confinement in a very small cell, this is the exercise for you! It’s meant to be a compact exercise.
How to do a Condensed Pushup:
Get in a normal push-up position, accept your hands are going to be the width of your body. Lower your body toward the ground making sure that your body brushes up against your elbows as you lower it to the ground. Once your nose touches the floor push back up to starting position. It’s very important to keep your elbows close, if your elbows are flaring out you are no longer doing this exercise.
Muscle group worked:
Condensed push-up strengthens the chest, and triceps.
Target Repetitions for Muscle Growth: 6-8
Target Repetitions for Muscle Tone/Endurance: 8-12
Why a Condensed Pushup works:
This exercise works particularly well because it puts a extra amount of stress on your triceps muscle.
Tips: The key to this exercise is again to keep your elbows tight!
Important!: Breathe in as you lower your body toward the ground and breathe out as you push back up.