The stacked-feet pushup is an advanced pushup progression that emphasizes core and upper body strength. The stacked-foot position requires one foot to support the entire body, forcing the core and shoulder muscles to work harder.
Step by step instructions
Get in the standard pushup position with your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and elbows completely locked out. Keeping one foot planted on the ground, place the toe of your other foot on the heel of the planted foot.
Lower your body to the ground, keeping your core tight and elbows close to your sides. Once your chest touches the ground, pause, then press back up to the starting position.
Mistakes and Tips
- Avoid moving hips out of alignment. Instead, keep your core tight and back flat throughout the movement.