Alternating Single Arm Push-up

Alternating Single Arm Push-up

Exercise Summary
Primary Muscle(s) Chest
Secondary Muscle(s) Shoulders, TricepsAbdominals
Equipment Bodyweight
Emphasis Compound
Type Push

Alternating Single Arm Push-up Instructions

  • Get into push-up position with your feet and legs together behind you. Maintain a braced core with a neutral spine.
    • Your back should not be excessively arched nor should your hips and knees sag..
  • Keep your bodyweight centered roughly over your hands with your shoulders braced.
  • Start the movement by leaning to one side while bending the elbows and lowering your upper half to the ground.
  • Pushing yourself back to the middle, return to the initial starting point by extending your elbows.
  • Repeat the same movement, but with the opposite side. 


  • Rest on your knees if you are a beginner to lessen the difficulty of this exercise.
  • This exercise can be stressful to the elbows if performed poorly or their is no a sufficient enough strength base.
  • Don't let your low back collapse or arch as you perform this exercise. 
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