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The T-pushup has your abs stabilizing your body through three planes of motion and offers a good way to work more pulling into your routine for better shoulder health and back strength. Doing it with dumbbells has another benefit as well: It increases the range of motion your pecs have to work in.
1. Get Into pushup position while holding dumbbells.
2. Perform a pushup, and on the way up, twist your torso to the left, raising the weight straight overhead so your body forms a T shape with your arms.
QUICK TIP: For an extreme test of shoulder stability, try a T-pushup with one hand on a medicine ball.