Diamond Push-up

Exercise / Chest, Triceps

How To Diamond Push-up

 

Diamond Push-up Benefits

The diamond push-up also referred to as a close-grip push-up or triangle push-up.

Diamond Push-ups are a more difficult variant of classic push-ups and are made by lifting your body weight by joining your hands in a triangle. As it is an exercise that requires physical competence, it is not suitable for beginners.

  • Diamond Push-Up requires the use of more than one joint at the same time while forcing your body to stabilize. It provides a high level of performance by working other muscle groups to stabilize your body and gain strength.
  • Diamond Push-Up movement is in the first place among the movements that best affect the triceps muscles according to the results of the tests conducted by the American fitness council for triceps development. Apparently, diamond push-up is one of the best triceps muscle exercises scientifically proven.
  • Although diamond push-up mainly targets the triceps, it is an effective bodyweight exercise that works your chest and front shoulder muscles.

Muscles Worked in the Diamond Push-up

Target - Triceps
Synergists - Pectoralis Major, Sternal
Synergists - Anterior Deltoid
Synergists - Pectoralis Major, Clavicular
Dynamic Stabilizers - Biceps Brachii
Stabilizers - Rectus Abdominis
Stabilizers - Obliques
Stabilizers - Quadriceps
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Diamond Push-up Variations