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How To Do Single Leg Push-Ups
Push-Ups with Alternating Leg Lifts
More Push-Up Variations & Challenges

How To Do Single Leg Push-Ups

Single leg push-ups, also known as one-legged / one leg push-ups, are a fun push-up variation for improving your balance & stability as well as for working your core muscles.

To perform a single leg push-up, all you have to do is raise one foot about 6-8″ from the floor and perform a regular push-up while keeping your foot raised. You can do as many reps as you find challenging on one side, then switch to your other foot and do the same number of reps for a balanced set.

See a quick demonstration:

YouTube Channel: Spartan Race

Push-Ups with Alternating Leg Lifts

A similar version of the one leg push-up involves alternating leg lifts for each push-up.

Check it out below:

YouTube Channel: John Garey TV

Push-Up Variations & Challenges

For more push-up variations and advanced push-up challenges, check out the following resources.

Barlates Body Blitz Push Up Challenge

10-minute push-up challenge to hit every angle of your upper body through a variety of different push-ups.

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Convict Conditioning, Volume 1: The Prison Pushup Series

Learn how to go from simple wall push-ups to the prison-style one-arm push up in ten progressive steps.

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Push Ups: For Everyone– Perfect Pushup Workouts For Muscle Growth, Strength and Endurance

Perfect for people of all fitness levels, this book by David Nordmark features an exhaustive list (along with instructions and pictures) of push-up variations from beginner to advanced as well as instructions on how to train for 100 push-ups.

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