Single Arm Push Up

Single Arm Push Up


Performing a push up with one arm while keeping the body straight and stable. This exercise targets the chest, triceps, and core muscles.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Single Arm Push Up Instructions

  1. Start in a plank position with your hands shoulder-width apart and your feet hip-width apart.
  2. Shift your weight onto your left hand and rotate your body to the right, extending your right arm straight out to the side.
  3. Bend your left elbow and lower your body towards the ground, keeping your right arm extended.
  4. Push back up to the starting position, keeping your core engaged and your body in a straight line.
  5. Repeat on the other side, shifting your weight onto your right hand and extending your left arm out to the side.
  6. Continue alternating sides for the desired number of repetitions.

Single Arm Push Up Form & Visual

Single Arm Push Up

Single Arm Push Up Benefits

  • Increases upper body strength
  • Improves core stability and balance
  • Targets specific muscle groups such as chest, triceps, and shoulders
  • Challenges the body in a unique way, leading to greater overall fitness
  • Can be modified to suit different fitness levels and abilities

Single Arm Push Up Muscles Worked

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

Single Arm Push Up Variations & Alternatives

  • Clap Push up
  • Spiderman Push up
  • One Leg Push up
  • Decline Single Arm Push up
  • Explosive Single Arm Push up