Shuffle Push Up. How-to, proper form and tips

Shuffle Push Up icon

The Shuffle Push Up is similar to a Push Up but when arms are extended you move hands a little to the left or right.

Video demonstration

(excerpt from 'Shuffle Pushup'Leave site by Jay strength)

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. Move both hands slightly to the left (or right) before lowering down again.

Hints & tips:

  • You need to be comfortable with the Push Up.


  • The hand movement adds instability, strengthening the core.

Counting & gamification:

  • As a starter, aim 5 to 10 reps.
  • Count repetitions in a session or a period such as a week or month.

Muscles worked and body parts involved:

Primary , Secondary

Primary muscles: Shoulder, Triceps, Chest

Secondary muscles: Abs, Lowerback

Muscle: Shoulder

Muscle: Triceps

Muscle: Chest

Collection: Push Up Variations

Category: Bodyweight