This is an upper body exercise and advanced progression of the standard pushup that targets the chest, shoulders, and triceps. The T pushup also develops core strength with an emphasis on the obliques.
1| Get in the standard pushup position with your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and elbows completely locked out. Your body should be in a straight line.
2 | Keeping your core tight, slowly lower yourself towards the ground. Make sure to keep your elbows tucked in close by your sides so they make a 45-degree angle with your torso. Once your chest touches the ground, pause, and then press back up to the starting position.
3 | From here, pick one hand off the ground and reach towards the ceiling, rotating your upper body in the same direction until your body forms the shape of a T. Return to starting position.