Tuesday, January 17, 2012 | | By: Trainer

How to: Correct push ups

Push ups are a perfect exercises to tone your chest and back.
It's a good exercise that uses your own weight as resistance, but if it's not done properly you may hurt yourself or have shoulder, back or wrists injuries.
Here are some tips to do a correct push up:
- You must have your chest straight.
- Feet should be slightly separated to facilitate stability.
- Hands must be in vertical with your shoulders, to ensure we are focusing on the pectoral muscle.
- Semi flexed arms, hyper extension would make muscle rest and it's not good for elbows.
Now, down to the ground touching it but don't lean on it. If you down just a little, muscle doesn't work totally, and if you down more than normal, you may hurt your shoulders.


It doesn't matter how many push ups can you do. First, start doing it right, then you can increase the number of reps.
So, do you do proper push ups?

12 comentarios:

InfinitePlans said...

While something everyone know of I think it's underrated and should be used more often.

NayNaySIXX said...

Hmmm, interesting

Zap McBlowfist said...

ive been doing it wrong!!

Mekkor said...

when i first did pushups i only moved my ass which looked more stupid than beeing actually effective ^^

fortheinternet said...

Interesting! Keep going posting so nice thinks!

Cross said...

Great post. It's almost unbelievable how many people don't know the correct push up

Ray said...

Nice post very nice, does sit up counts as a weight loss exercise?

JaeSunEx said...

cool, my friends been doing push ups wrong lately so im gonna show this to him.

Kristjan said...

Good post.
I can`t do push ups, though. Broke one of my metacarpals a while ago and it hurts like hell to try to do push ups

TheFitness said...

So true. Very important to do the exercise correctly first, then focus on repetitions. Great advice.

Dreadnaught said...

I dont lift much weight but I do go on my boxing bag everyday and go at it for 30min then shadow box for another 30. Ill get on my ground bag in the morning sometimes also (its falling apart) and do some hammer fists and knees etc.

My question is if its ok I do this everyday like I have been doing or if I should still rest though its mostly cardio...ish.

Followed. You have good info on here much appreciated.

Dreadnaught said...

I dont lift much weight but I do go on my boxing bag everyday and go at it for 30min then shadow box for another 30. Ill get on my ground bag in the morning sometimes also (its falling apart) and do some hammer fists and knees etc.

My question is if its ok I do this everyday like I have been doing or if I should still rest though its mostly cardio...ish.

Followed. You have good info on here much appreciated.

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