Typewriter push-up

The typewriter push-up is an advanced push-up variation where the hands are extra wide and you lower toward each hand in alternating reps. It is more challenging to each working arm than traditional push-ups and also stretches and challenges the chest.


  1. Far more challenging than normal push-ups
  2. Excellent build-up to single-arm push-ups
  3. Increased challenge to triceps and chest

Typewriter push-up Images


Typewriter push-up Instructions

Typewriter push-up muscle diagram
  1. Begin in the "up" position of a push-up: arms extended, back and neck in a straight line, and core tight. This will be your starting position.
  2. Descend into the bottom position of the push-up by flexing at the elbows into a 90-degree position.
  3. Lean (and shift your body weight) to one side by attempting to place your front deltoid on your palm. Simultaneously, extend your opposite arm into a straight line. Your bent arm may move slightly to accommodate your other arm fully extending. This is okay.
  4. Next, transition your weight to your opposite arm, repeating the same motions. Once completed, this is one repetition.
  5. Rock back and forth, and repeat for recommended number of repetitions.