“T” OR “ARROW” IN YOUR PUSH-UP? “T” is classified as flaring your elbows essentially creating the letter “T”. An “Arrow” is classified as slightly tucking your elbows creating an arrow shape with your body. Doing push-ups in a “T”. Increases chance of shoulder impingement leading to shoulder pain. Decreases the efficiency of power creating a greater leverage. Doing push-ups in an “Arrow”. Lessens the risk of shoulder pain. Creates a more efficient, powerful, push-up using good leverage.