Much like the Renegade Row, the Push-Up to Single-Arm Support is a terrific total-body exercise.
First and foremost, you get the benefits of reaching, which I've touted numerous times here. Second, when you go into a single-arm support position, you really overload your core, and emphasize its ability to resist rotation.
In this short video, I cover how to get the most out of this awesome exercise.
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Here are a few quick notes and things to remember:
- Take your feet out a bit wider than normal. If you're too narrow, it will be incredibly difficult, especially early on.
- Before going into the Single-Arm Support, make sure to get a full reach at the start/finish of each rep.
- I often cue an exhale (the Breathing Push-Up), which helps get the abs and core into an optimal position.
Next time you're in the gym and want a fun push-up variation, give this one a shot. Enjoy!
This article originally appeared on RobertsonTrainingSystems.com as "RTS Coaching: Push-Up to Single-Arm Support." The author, Mike Robertson, is the President of Robertson Training Systems and co-owner of Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training (IFAST).