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What's an Offset Push-up Good For?

Moves that overload one side of the body are a great way to correct and challenge muscle imbalances, engage your core, increase strength and stability and create versatility in your workout.

Have you ever tried offset push-ups? Or a diagonal narrow grip chest press? These variations offer a range of unique benefits that can take your upper body strength to the next level.

1. Enhanced Core Engagement

Off-center movements, like the off set push up or diagonal chest press, require more stabilization from your core compared to the traditional version. By shifting weight to one side, your core muscles must work harder to maintain balance, leading to increased core strength and stability over time.

2. Improved Muscle Imbalance

One of the key advantages of offset movement is their ability to address muscle imbalances. By placing more weight on one arm, you can effectively target and strengthen each side of your body independently, helping to correct any existing imbalances.

3. Increased Strength and Endurance

As with any variation, offset upper body movements help build strength and endurance. By challenging your muscles in a new way, you can push past plateaus, activate new muscles and continue to progress and get stronger.

4. Greater Shoulder Stability

Offset push-ups and presses require increased shoulder stability as you navigate the uneven weight distribution. This can help strengthen the stabilizing muscles around your shoulders, reducing the risk of injuries and improving overall shoulder health.

5. Versatility and Challenge

Offset movements offer a versatile challenge for individuals at various fitness levels. Whether you're a beginner looking to build strength or an experienced athlete seeking a new challenge, this variation can be tailored to meet your specific fitness goals. Take the push ups from your knees or toes or drop to one weight in the diagonal chest press.

Surge includes offset movements in both this weeks TOTWs. The offset push ups found in "Trustfall" are both do-able and challenging for all fitness levels. Or if you hate push ups, you can reap the same benefits with the narrow grip diagonal chest press in the TOTW "Trampoline". Whether your are a push up lover or hater, we've got you covered, so you can reap the benefits of improved muscle imbalance, core strength, greater shoulder stability and a variation that is both challenging and so much fun!

Remember to maintain proper form, engage your core, and gradually increase the difficulty to continue to progress.

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