Moon Pushup

Written By: Todd Kuslikis
October 11, 2011

This exercise is excruciatingly difficult. It incorporates every muscles of your body but especially focuses on your upper region. You’ll need a medicine ball, a chair and a bit of nerve to complete this exercise.

How to do a Moon Pushup:

Position yourself so you are balancing on a medicine ball with your feet elevated on a chair. Lift one leg as you lower body to the ground. Once your chest touches the medicine ball, push back up as you lower your leg to the starting position. Repeat with the other leg.

Muscle group worked:

Chest, shoulders, arms, core, legs

Target Repetitions for Muscle Growth:


Target Repetitions for Muscle Tone/Endurance:


Why a Moon Pushup works:

Moon Pushup works so well because it incorporates most of your body. It even works your stabilizer muscles because you are required to hold your body in the air on the ball.


You’ll have to get some grit to perform this exercise. It is not an easy or beginner movement.

Knee Health Score 2


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

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  1. Rohit

    Tip: when you do it the first time, do it without the chair.

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