How to do Archer Push-Up
- Get into a push-up position with your hands placed slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Your body should form a straight line from your head to your heels.
- Reach one arm out to the side while keeping the other arm stationary.
- Slowly bend both arms, lowering your body towards the ground. Keep your body in a straight line and try to maintain balance throughout the movement.
- Once your chest is close to the ground, push back up to the starting position by straightening both arms.
- Repeat: Repeat the exercise for the desired number of reps, alternating which arm you reach out to the side each time.
Personal trainer tips:
As with any exercise, it’s important to start with a smaller number of reps and gradually increase as you get stronger. An archer push-up is a more advanced exercise and may be challenging for some individuals, so it’s best to consult with a fitness professional before attempting this exercise.
Archer Push-up – Benefits
The archer push-up, in particular, is a challenging variation of the traditional push-up that targets the chest, triceps, and shoulders while also engaging the core and back muscles to maintain stability and balance.
Calisthenics exercises like the archer push-up are a great way to build strength, improve fitness, and increase functional movement skills, as they require the use of multiple muscle groups and promote coordination and balance.
As with any calisthenics exercise, it’s important to start with a smaller number of reps and gradually increase as you get stronger, and to consult with a fitness professional if you have any questions or concerns about proper form or technique.