Push Up with Rotation. How-to, proper form and tips

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The Push Up with Rotation offers the chest and arm strength of a push up, with an additional effort on the shoulders. It requires stabilization of the core, and works abs and obliques.

Video demonstration

How to and step by step instructions:

  1. Get down on all fours.
  2. Place hands slightly wider than your shoulders.
  3. Straighten arms and legs, core engaged. This is the starting position.
  4. Lower the body, the chest nearly touches the floor as a regular Push Up.
  5. Pause, then straighten your arms and push back up to the starting position.
  6. Keep one hand on the floor while raising the other towards the ceiling.
  7. Bring the raised hand back to the floor and proceed bending both arms for another repetition.

Hints & tips:

  • Keet the core straight while raising the arm.


  • Added Shoulder Strength, on top of the Push Up benefits.

Counting & gamification:

  • Count with every other push up variations.

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:

  • Push Up with Rotation
  • Press Up with Rotation
  • Rotational Push Up
  • Push Up and Reach

Muscle: Core and Upper body

Collection: Push Up Variations

Category: Bodyweight