Raise Leg Push Up. How-to, proper form and tips

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Doing push-ups with one raised leg empathizes core and abs strength. Similar to the push-up it is a great exercise for chest, shoulders, triceps, back and core.

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.
  4. Raise one of the legs.
  5. Lower the body, the chest nearly touches the floor.
  6. Pause, then straight your arms and push back up.

Hints & tips:

  • Keep your core straight.


  • Same as the regular push-up (strength, build muscle, cardio effort) with stronger core engagement.

Counting & gamification:

  • Set a goal for all push-up variants, arrange a list of them to ensure many are tried.

Muscles worked and body parts involved:

Primary , Secondary

Primary muscles: Shoulder, Triceps, Chest

Secondary muscles: Abs, Lowerback, Glutes, Hip Flexor

Other names

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

  • Raise Leg Push Up
  • One Leg Push Up
  • Single Leg Push Up
  • Raise Leg Press Up
  • Raise Leg Chest Press Up

One Leg Push Up

Muscle: Shoulder

Muscle: Triceps

Muscle: Chest

Collection: Push Up Variations

Category: Bodyweight