Leaning Tower Pushup

Written By: Todd Kuslikis
October 11, 2011

This pushup is unique and works a slightly different part of the pec muscle compared to the ordinary pushup. By placing one arm on the ground, you shift the focus to the pec. It’s a great move when you want to increase the difficulty for one pec muscle.

How to do a Leaning Tower Pushup:

Get in a normal pushup position. Place one arm on the ground so your body will be at an angle. Lower your body down and then press it back up. Repeat on the other side.

Muscle group worked:

Pecs and shoulders

Target Repetitions for Muscle Growth:


Target Repetitions for Muscle Tone/Endurance:


Why it works:

This move utilizes the principle of angular training. Since your body is at an angle, one pec is getting the majority of the work.


Breath in as you lower yourself down to the ground. Breath out as you push back up.

Knee Health Score 2
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