Grasshopper Push Up

Grasshopper Push Up


This exercise involves starting in a plank position and then bringing one knee towards the opposite elbow while simultaneously lowering the body towards the ground. The movement resembles a grasshopper jumping, hence the name. It targets the core, chest, and shoulders.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Grasshopper Push Up Instructions

  1. Start in a plank position with your hands shoulder-width apart and your feet hip-width apart.
  2. Bend your elbows and lower your body towards the ground, keeping your core engaged and your back straight.
  3. As you push back up, jump your feet towards your hands and land in a squat position.
  4. Jump back to the starting plank position and repeat for the desired number of reps.

Grasshopper Push Up Form & Visual

Grasshopper Push Up

Grasshopper Push Up Benefits

  • Strengthens the chest, shoulders, triceps, and core muscles
  • Improves upper body and core stability
  • Increases overall body control and coordination
  • Engages the glutes and legs for added lower body activation
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels and goals
  • Provides a challenging and dynamic full body workout

Grasshopper Push Up Muscles Worked

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

Grasshopper Push Up Variations & Alternatives

  • Grasshopper plank
  • Grasshopper push up with knee tuck
  • Grasshopper push up with leg lift
  • Grasshopper push up with mountain climber
  • Grasshopper push up with spider crawl