Abs and Core Exercises

How to Do a Triceps Pushup to Knee-In

Build a strong and stable body, from top to bottom, with one move that recruits all your major muscles.

Knee-In Pushup
Jay Sullivan

Most movements—squats, burpees, handstands, even hurling a snowball at your friend’s head—simultaneously require multiple muscles and core activation. So when it comes to training your core, it would make sense to ditch isolation moves like crunches for a more all-encompassing exercise.

Enter the triceps pushup to knee-in.

This move—which has you push with your upper body, engage your core, and then pull with your lower body—hits your triceps, shoulders, core, hip flexors, and legs. “It is also a good way to work the bottom portion of your burpee, increase your pushing strength, and build the core and shoulder strength required for moves like handstands,” notes Flex Cabral, co-owner of Trooper Fitness in New York City.

How To Do It:

  1. With your feet on sliders, assume a plank position on your forearms.
  2. From there, press yourself up onto your hands, moving only your forearms. The motion should resemble a skull crusher.
  3. Brace your core, then slide your knees in up toward your chest. Lower them back. That’s one rep.

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