Single Leg Push-Up

Intermediate Level of Difficulty

The single leg walk-out is just as much a balance and coordination exercise as it is an upper body strength exercise.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


Picture of Quadriceps

Quadriceps

The quadriceps (quads) are a group of four muscles on the front of the thigh. They allow your knee to straighten and provide stability when standing. Your quads are the most important muscle group for maintaining the ability to stand and to walk independently.

Picture of Shoulders

Shoulders

The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. However, it is an unstable joint because of the range of motion allowed. This instability increases the likelihood of joint injury, often leading to a degenerative process in which tissues break down and no longer function well.

Exercise Instructions


single leg push-up - step 1

Step 1

Stand on one foot in a nice tall position.

single leg push-up - step 2

Step 2

Bend your knee and lower yourself down to the floor and walkout into a plank position.

single leg push-up - step 3

Step 3

Perform a push-up and then walk your way back up to a standing position.