Heart pushup is a great exercise for strengthening the triceps and is the precursor for doing the diamond pushup. Start with this exercise, then when it gets too easy, graduate to the diamond pushup.
How to do a Heart Pushup:
Start off in a normal push-up position with your fingers in a diamond position. Yet placed the diamond at your chest level. Diamond pushup is at the level of your head, this push-up is at the level of your chest. Lower your body towards the ground until your chest, or heart, touches the diamond. Push back up. Repeat
Muscle group worked:
This exercise works the inner parts of the chest region and helps to strengthen the triceps muscle.
Target Repetitions for Muscle Growth:
Target Repetitions for Muscle Tone/Endurance:
Why a Heart Pushup works:
The reason this exercise works is because since you are hands are together beneath your chest and you’re lowering your body down, it keeps your chest tight so that the inner portions of your chest are working and also incorporates the triceps.
As you are doing the heart push-up, make sure your body is in a straight line.
Breathe in as you lower your body to the ground and breathe out as you push back up.