Are you one of those people that struggle with push ups? During a session with one of my clients, I say we are going to do Push ups and I get a lot of grunting and unhappiness at the notion. Now on the other hand I also see a lot of people who do push ups but then do them in a way that is actually causing more damage then helping. Today I want to share a few common mistakes I see and some tips to make doing push ups first not your most hated exercise and second doing them and getting results. What not to do when performing a push up:
- Don’t put your hands out to far and make them too wide
- Don’t let your Lower back sag
- Make sure your Elbows don’t flare out to far
- Don’t let your Neck and shoulders take over
- Make your abs work don’t shut them off
- Your head should be looking slightly ahead of you, not straight down
- At the top of your push up, your arms should be straight and supporting your weight.
- When down on the ground, set your hands at a distance that is slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.
- Try not to let your elbows go flying way out with each repetition