Have you tried a staggered push up before?

Are you looking to spice up your upper body workouts?

If you haven’t, then you need to check out this neat variation!staggered push up

How to Do a Staggered Push Up

  1. Staggered Push UpPlace your hands shoulder-width apart on the ground with one hand slightly higher than the other.
  2. Place your toes on the ground, extend your arms below your shoulders with palms flat on the ground.
  3. Bend at the elbows until the upper arms are parallel to the floor.
  4. Then press through the palms and extend your arms back to start position.
  5. Keep your vision fixed on your fingertips.
  6. Breathe in while descending, exhale while ascending.

Different Types of Push Ups for Variety

This is a great exercise for isolated arm training and easing into a one arm push up.

Be sure to train the staggered position equally on both sides…

So switch your hand placement when halfway through the exercise set.

Be cautious when trying different types of pushups like this…

Your body needs to adapt to this exercise before you go balls to the wall on it.

Start with incline pushups with staggered hand placement

Master that type of pushup, then progress to the next variation when your body is ready.

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