Wide arm push ups
Primary Muscles Worked: Pects, Deltoids, Abs
In this spin-off from the classic push up, wide arm push ups position your elbows slightly flared outward, giving your shoulders and chest muscles a more difficult workout. Because wide pushups allow you to engage your pectoral muscles, this will help build upper body strength and allow you to increase your range of motion. Additionally, with wide push ups, your body tenses your abdominal muscles and contracts them with each push up. As a result, you will tend to burn more calories and increase strength in your abs.
1. Begin with hands flat on the ground and knees bent resting on the ground. Aim to keep your wrists facing forwards, with your fingers wide apart. When ready, extend your feet out to a full pushup position. Shoulder widths apart.