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Workout of the Week: Tricep Push-Ups

If you’re looking for a body weight exercise that works your triceps, this variation of push-ups may interest you. As an added benefit, it also works your chest and core.

How to do it

  1. Start in a plank position with your hands shoulder-width apart. Need help getting positioned? Click here.
  2. Slowly lower your chest to the floor. Keep your upper arms parallel to your sides with your elbows pointing back.
  3. Push up to the start position.
  4. Perform as many reps as you’re able, but aim for 10 to start.


  • Any type of push-up can be challenging when starting for the first time. You can modify this—and any push-up variation—by starting out on your knees until you build your strength.

Want more fitness ideas? If you’re a Health Advocate member with access to the wellness coaching component of our Wellness Program, reach out to your Wellness Coach for more healthy ideas to get—and stay—fit. And remember, talk to your doctor before beginning any new fitness regimen.