Wall Triceps Push Up. How-to, proper form and tips

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The exercise is a light approach to strengthen your triceps. Can be used as a first preparation for any exercise more demanding on triceps. Can be done anywhere and is an office-friendly exercise.

Video demonstration

How to and step by step instructions:

  1. Stand in front of a wall 3 or 4 feet away.
  2. Place your hands on the wall, shoulder-with, fingers pointing up.
  3. With your body straight, bend your elbows so that the shoulders approach the wall.
  4. Extend your arms returning to the start position.

Hints & tips:

  • Keep your elbows close to the body, fingers pointing the ceiling This ensures strength on triceps, not other muscles.
  • Put your feet close to the wall to make it easier. Put them away for a harder exercise.


  • Strengthen your triceps.
  • Easy to adjust for your fitness level by the distance from your feet to the wall.
  • Office friendly.
  • A Triceps exercise witch is a perfect starting point.

Counting & gamification:

  • Do sets of 10 - 12 repetitions.
  • Count consecutive days with at least one set.
  • Define a place in your house where five repetitions are needed every time you pass there.

Muscles worked and body parts involved:

Primary , Secondary

Primary muscles: Triceps

Other names

The exercise can be found with other names. Examples are:

  • Wall Triceps Push Up
  • Wall

Triceps Push Up, easy to hard

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1. Wall Triceps Push Up

Training tricep with Push Ups

Muscle: Triceps

Collection: Push Up Variations

Category: Bodyweight