Watch Brie Larson Crush a One-Armed Push-Up Workout The Captain Marvel star has been working on her upper body strength lately and showing off the results. By Philip Ellis Jun 12, 2021
Larson’s most recent gym post marks another fitness milestone, complete with the caption: “One arm push-ups and @oliviarodrigo karaoke to start the day. She’s thriving.” The video shows Larson, hyped up by Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Jealousy, Jealousy’, getting down to perform a set of single-arm pushups and churning out three good-form reps, while being cheered on by Walsh.
The one-armed pushup can be a great strength goal to set for yourself once regular bodyweight pushups have ceased to present a challenge and you can perform them with ease and excellent technique. However, it’s a notoriously difficult move. “It’s a high-skill, high-strength pinnacle exercise,” Mike Fitch, C.S.C.S., of Global Bodyweight Training, told Men’s Health. “The move ensures that both of your arms are equally strong, and activates your core more than a standard pushup does, forcing it to work harder to stabilize your body.”
Looking to progress to using just one arm in your pushups? Start with the post pushup variation: “If you’ve ever wanted to do one-arm pushups, this is also a solid half-step from doing those that’ll push you to maintain good core accountability and tight pushup form,” says Men’s Health fitness director Ebenezer Samuel C.S.C.S. “The post pushup places a great majority of the load on your pressing side, but it still pushes you to keep your hips and shoulders square to the ground.”
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