Are one-handed pushups better than two-handed pushups?One handed pushups are far better than two handed for damaging your shoulders. One handed pushups are a parlor trick and really don't have a place in a well thought out workout program. IMNHO
Watch most people do a one arm pushup, does the movement look clean? Not so much, huh? Stick with clean movements and save your body for better things.
But if you insist on trying to do one arm pushups there are a couple of things to keep in mind. First and foremost, work on progressions. Don't just drop down and squirm like a bug. I would advise starting on a wall or a high bench. This will allow you to get a better feel for the movement, before you start to add load. The one arm pushup is like any exercise; master the movement before you add load.
Some othe things to keep in mind:
• Don't flare your elbow. Keep the elbow in tight. This is probably too flared.