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:
Target Repetitions for Muscle Tone/Endurance:
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.
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.