The side kick-through push-up is a full-body movement that begins in a bear crawl position and ends with a leg kicked out to the side, with a push-up performed between kick-throughs. It is commonly performed for reps or timed bodyweight circuits and animal-style flows, but can also work on its own or as part of a dynamic warm-up or mobility sequence.
Builds strength and size in the shoulders and chest
Increases core strength, as well as full-body coordination and balance
Trains shoulder extension and stability
Greater challenge to the obliques than sit-through