Staggered-Hands Pushup

The staggered-hands pushup is an advanced pushup progression that targets a wider area of the chest than the standard pushup. The exercise places a heavier load on one arm at a time, which increases stability and balance in the entire body.


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    Get in the standard pushup position with your right hand slightly above your the right shoulder and your left hand slightly below your left shoulder.
  2. Staggered-Hands Pushup
    Lower your body to the ground, keeping your core tight and elbows close to your sides. Once your chest touches the ground, pause, and then press back up to the starting position. Repeat, then reverse arm position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Avoid moving hips out of alignment. Instead, keep your core tight and back flat throughout the movement.