Corkscrew Push Up

Corkscrew Push Up


The corkscrew push up is a variation of the traditional push up that involves twisting the body as you lower yourself down and then twisting back up as you push yourself back up. This exercise targets the chest, shoulders, triceps, and core muscles.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Corkscrew Push Up Instructions

  1. Start in a high plank position with your hands shoulder-width apart and your core engaged.
  2. Lower your body down towards the ground, bending your elbows and keeping them close to your body.
  3. As you push back up, twist your body to the right and lift your right arm up towards the ceiling.
  4. Lower your body back down and repeat, this time twisting to the left and lifting your left arm up towards the ceiling.
  5. Continue alternating sides with each repetition.

Corkscrew Push Up Form & Visual

Corkscrew Push Up

Corkscrew Push Up Benefits

  • Targets multiple muscle groups including chest, triceps, shoulders, and core
  • Improves upper body strength and stability
  • Increases range of motion in shoulders
  • Challenges balance and coordination
  • Variation of traditional push up for added challenge and variety in workout routine

Corkscrew Push Up Muscles Worked

  • Chest muscles (pectoralis major and minor)
  • Shoulder muscles (deltoids)
  • Triceps
  • Core muscles (abdominals and obliques)

Corkscrew Push Up Variations & Alternatives

  • Single Leg Corkscrew Push up
  • Decline Corkscrew Push up
  • Spiderman Corkscrew Push up
  • Close Grip Corkscrew Push up
  • Explosive Corkscrew Push up