How to Do a Diamond Push Up

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People often become tired of their regular workout routine. The diamond push-up is a variation of the standard push-up. Diamond push-ups are more difficult than the standard push-up as they force your weight on towards a smaller surface area. If you are willing to try a new exercise the diamond push-up is a great way to add variation to your routine or to just add an extra degree of difficulty.

Things You'll Need

  • One towel or matt.
  • Place towel or matt on the floor.

  • Kneel down and place your hands on the towel or matt.

  • Position your hands so your thumbs and index fingers are touching each other, creating a diamond shape with your hands.

  • Keep your hands in the diamond position and extend your legs fully out. This will put your legs in the standard push-up position while your hands are in the daimond position.

  • Bend your arms fully until your chest completely touches the floor. Exhale during this step.

  • Push back up until you are fully raised again. Inhale during this step.

Tips & Warnings

  • Using a towel or matt will help relieve pressure off your hands while doing a diamond push-up.
  • When doing any type of push up you should always keep your head down, never looking up.
  • If you have any questions or concerns you should contact a physician first.
  • Never do more push-ups than you feel that you can handle. If you begin to feel fatigue or pain you should stop and contact a physical trainer, physician, or any other trained professional knowledgeable in this subject.

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