Test Quality of your Push Ups

Push Ups

Push Ups

Push Ups are one of the most fundamental body weight exercise and are very popular the movement is simple can be done everywhere and it's very effective because you are using a lot of muscles at the same time sounds good right. The problem is that a lot of people concentrate on quantity over quality when doing push ups to avoid this you should focus on these four points make push-ups perfect.

Let's start with the first

1. Body Position

A push up is not only a triceps, chest and shoulder movement most people neglect attention in the abdominal muscles, the hip and the legs. Often they form and arched back and have a lack in body tension.
Pushup body position


Tilt your pelvis backward and keep your butt squeeze too tight the movement gets a lot harder with this, but it's also more effective.

2. Arm Position
Push up Arm position

The second point is the arm position the arm position doesn't really matter in term of the perfect execution a perfect push up can be done with a wide or a narrow grip but it's important to place your wrists in the nearly vertical line under your shoulder whrn you do the standard pushup.
There are still exception to that rule for example, when you are doing Pseudo planche Push ups which puts the focus more on your shoulder or when you're doing sphinx push ups which are a triceps dominant movement. If you are working with standard push ups and choose a wider grip it involves the chest more than a closed grip. If your aim is to put maximum effect on the chest you can get a workout routine for chest Click Here. And a closed grip sets to focus more on triceps.

Push up flared elbows

The only thing you should avoid completely are out flared elbows because this puts a lot of stress on your shoulder which can lead to injuries. The closer you place your arms to the body the more your elbows point backwards. The wider you place your arms the more your elbows going away from your body but they still point more backward then to the side.

3. Range of Motion
Push up wrong rage of motion

The third point is range of motion. This is quite simple, just don't cheat yourself. Go all the way up and ll the way down and let your body straight doesn't decrease the range of motion by bringing your head forward or your hips down.

4. Shoulder Blade Movement
Push up shoulder blade correction

The last point is to shoulder blade movement. This is very neglected point when you are going down you shoulder blade come together and when you go up they go apart. You should also focus on pushing them downward instead of upward, but don't forget there's still a difference between the passive and an active way of the shoulder blade movement if you are too weak in the shoulder gridle your shoulder blade comes together because you are not able to hold your body against the gravity. You can see this, especially at the top of the movement when you're going down to always focus on the tension and an active shoulder blade's movement don't let yourself fall down into your structures.

If you consider all those points and try it on your own you will notice that it's much harder to do, maybe your amount of maximum repetition will drop but that doesn't matter always focus on quality over quantity and you will be rewarded with progress and a healthy body.

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