Earthquake Pushup

Written By: Todd Kuslikis
October 11, 2011

The reason this exercise is called earthquake push-up is because it kind of looks like the ground is shaking while you’re doing it.

How to do an Earthquake Pushup:

Start off in a standard push-up position. Lower one side of your body down onto the ground so that your body will be supported on your forearm. Then lower the other side so that your forearm is on the ground. Then oft the other side back up so that your body will be supported on your hand like a normal push-up, and repeat on the other side. You should be back in the normal push-up position. That’s the full exercise. Repeat until you reach fatigue. Now remember that you can go the opposite way, meaning you lower the other side first. Mrs. This is definitely one of my favorite exercises because it is really unique.

Muscle group worked:

Earthquake push-up strengthens most of the muscles in your upper region. This includes the chest, upper back, shoulders, and arms.

Target Repetitions for Muscle Growth:

6-8

Target Repetitions for Muscle Tone/Endurance:

8-12

Why Earthquake Pushups work:

Earthquake push-up works so well because it is incorporating a new litter training. Your muscles, especially your chest muscles, aren’t typically used to working in these weird angles.

Tips:

Have fun with this exercise. it’s not necessarily the most difficult one but it spices up your routine and keeps your exercise sessions from becoming stale.

Important!: Breathe in and out slowly throughout this exercise.

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  1. gemma

    Thank you for your wonderful exercises and program. I have started it out with my son (24 yrs) and nephew. and he is enjoying it so much. my job is to read out the exercise to him as he was doing it. Sometimes he wont listen, telling me to stop reading because he is trying to remember your video’s. thank you Todd. will comment again after Month 1.

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  2. Lydia

    “Then oft the other side back up so that your body will be supported on your hand like a normal push-up, and repeat on the other side.” I think instead of oft you mean lift.

    Now remember that you can go the opposite way, meaning you lower the other side first. Mrs. This is definitely one of my favorite exercises because it is really unique.
    You have Mrs in the middle of these two sentences perhaps you meant to have another sentence with a person as an example?

    Earthquake push-up works so well because it is incorporating a new litter training. I think you meant level instead of litter

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