Incline One Arm Push Up. How-to, proper form and tips

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The Incline One Arm Push Up is an easy modification of the One Arm Push Up and serves as preparation in a beginner stage.

Video demonstration

How to and step by step instructions:

  1. Hold a support point with both hands, such as a table, balcony or stairs.
  2. Extend your feet and body forming a straight plank from the shoulders to the heels.
  3. Extend one arm, put the other one on your waist or back.
  4. This is the starting position.
  5. Bend the supporting arm, bringing the chest close to the support point.
  6. Extend the arm again, returning to the starting position.

Hints & tips:

  • You can vary the height for different difficulties, the lowest the more difficult.


  • The exercise strengthens the arms, shoulder, chest and core.

Muscles worked and body parts involved:

Primary , Secondary

Muscles: Core & Upper body

Primary muscles: Shoulder, Triceps, Chest, Obliques

Secondary muscles: Abs, Lowerback

Other names

The exercise can be found with other names. Examples are:

  • Incline One Arm Push Up
  • Incline Single Arm Push Up
  • Incline One Arm Press Up
  • Incline Single Arm Press Up

Heading to the One Arm Push Up

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2. Incline One Arm Push Up

One Arm Push Up Variants

Other Incline Push Ups

Muscle: Core and Upper body

Collection: Push Up Variations

Category: Bodyweight