Rotational Push Up

Rotational Push Up


This exercise involves performing a push up while rotating your body to one side, lifting one arm off the ground and reaching towards the ceiling. It targets the chest, shoulders, triceps, and core muscles.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Rotational Push Up Instructions

  1. Start in a push up position with your hands shoulder-width apart and your feet hip-width apart.
  2. Lower your body down towards the ground, keeping your elbows close to your body.
  3. As you push back up, rotate your body to the left and extend your left arm towards the ceiling.
  4. Return to the starting position and repeat on the right side.
  5. Continue alternating sides for the desired number of repetitions.

Rotational Push Up Form & Visual

Rotational Push Up

Rotational Push Up Benefits

  • Targets multiple muscle groups including chest, shoulders, triceps, and core
  • Improves upper body strength and stability
  • Increases range of motion in shoulders and spine
  • Engages the obliques and improves rotational strength
  • Can be modified for different fitness levels by adjusting the height of the push up or using a modified plank position

Rotational Push Up Muscles Worked

  • Pectoralis major
  • Triceps brachii
  • Anterior deltoids
  • Rectus abdominis
  • Obliques

Rotational Push Up Variations & Alternatives

  • Single Arm Rotational Push Up
  • Decline Rotational Push Up
  • Spiderman Rotational Push Up
  • Medicine Ball Rotational Push Up
  • Plank Rotational Push Up