Primary muscles: Chest
Secondary muscles: Shoulders, triceps, biceps, arms
Equipment: No equipment
STAGGERED ARM PUSH UP INSTRUCTIONS
1. With your legs extended back, place the hands staggered, with one being higher than the other and slightly wider than shoulder width apart.
2. Start bending your elbows and lower your chest until it’s just above the floor.
3. Extend your arms to push back up and then reverse your hand position.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
Keep your body straight, with your head in line with your torso and your torso in line with your hips, and engage your core. Inhale as you lower your chest and then pause for 1 to 2 seconds. Exhale as you extend your arms and push back up.
The staggered arm push up works your chest, shoulders, triceps, biceps, and arms. This move strengthens the upper body and helps to tone and tighten your core.
SETS AND REPS
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RELATED UPPER BODY EXERCISES
Try these other upper body exercises to tone, tighten and sculpt your triceps, biceps, chest, upper back and shoulders:
Dumbbell overhead rainbow
Staggered arm knee push up
Dumbbell bent over row
Dumbbell front raise