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Raise Single Arm Push-up

Exercise Profile

Body PartChest
EquipmentBody weight
Primary MusclesPectoralis Major Sternal Head
Secondary MusclesDeltoid Anterior, Latissimus Dorsi, Pectoralis Major Clavicular Head, Triceps Brachii
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Introduction to the Raise Single Arm Push-up

The Raise Single Arm Push-up is an advanced exercise that targets the chest, shoulders, and core, while also improving balance and coordination. It's ideal for fitness enthusiasts who are looking for challenging workouts to enhance their upper body strength and stability. Incorporating this exercise into your routine can provide a comprehensive upper body workout, boost your functional fitness, and help you break through fitness plateaus.

Performing the: A Step-by-Step Tutorial Raise Single Arm Push-up

  • Lift one hand off the ground and place it behind your back, balancing your weight on the other hand and your toes.
  • Lower your body towards the ground, keeping your body straight, by bending the elbow of the arm that is still on the ground.
  • Push your body back up using the strength of the same arm until it is fully extended.
  • Switch arms and repeat the process. Remember to keep your body straight throughout the exercise to maximize its effectiveness.

Tips for Performing Raise Single Arm Push-up

  • Correct Form: The most common mistake is not maintaining the correct form. Your body should be in a straight line from your head to your heels. Keep your core engaged, your back flat, and your hips in line with the rest of your body. When you lower your body, your chest should be just above the ground. Avoid sagging your lower back or hiking your hips during the exercise.
  • Controlled Movement: Avoid rushing through the exercise. Each movement should be slow and controlled. This not only reduces the risk of injury but also increases the effectiveness of the exercise. Lower your body slowly, pause for a moment, then push up powerfully.
  • Balanced Strength Training: If you're just starting out with single arm push-ups, it's easy to

Raise Single Arm Push-up FAQs

Can beginners do the Raise Single Arm Push-up?

The Raise Single Arm Push-up is a pretty advanced exercise that requires a good amount of upper body strength, balance, and core stability. For beginners, it might be challenging to perform this exercise with proper form and without risking injury. It is recommended that beginners start with simpler exercises to build up their strength and gradually progress towards more difficult exercises. Starting with standard push-ups, wall push-ups, or knee push-ups could be a good way to build up the strength needed for the Raise Single Arm Push-up. Always remember to consult with a fitness professional or a personal trainer to ensure you're doing exercises correctly and safely.

What are common variations of the Raise Single Arm Push-up?

  • Decline Single Arm Push-Up: This version requires you to place your feet on a raised surface like a bench or box, increasing the difficulty level as you're lifting more of your body weight.
  • Single Arm Medicine Ball Push-Up: For this variation, you place one hand on a medicine ball while performing the push-up, which adds an extra challenge to your balance and core stability.
  • Single Arm Push-Up with Rotation: After pushing up, you rotate your body to one side and raise the free arm towards the ceiling, which enhances shoulder stability and engages the obliques.
  • Single Arm Push-Up with Leg Lift: In this variation, you lift the opposite leg off the ground as you perform the push-up, adding an extra challenge

What are good complementing exercises for the Raise Single Arm Push-up?

  • The Dumbbell Bench Press is another complementary exercise, as it strengthens the pectoral muscles and the triceps, which are key muscles used in performing the Raise Single Arm Push-up.
  • The Tricep Dips exercise also complements the Raise Single Arm Push-up as it strengthens the triceps, shoulders, and chest muscles, enhancing the power and control needed for the single arm push-up.

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