🚨 Push-Up Proper Form
3 Things to Avoid:
❌Over-Arched Spine- Having spine over-arched could be a result of having your butt too high in air or by not having core engaged throughout the exercise. Sound alignment is important on even body weight exercises to maintain a healthy spine and engage all muscle properly.
❌Neck Hyper-Extended- it is quite common to look straight forward when performing push-ups. Looking forward is going to hyper-extend your neck, break the alignment of your spine, and could much more easily result in injury.
❌Partial Reps- Performing push-ups with limited range of motion will allow you to do more reps but you are not getting a full stretch or contraction of the muscle which will take away from the full potential of muscle development from this exercise.
3 Things to Include:
✅Spine Aligned- You may have to practice in a mirror; keeping spine fully aligned will ensure that your core is engaged properly and you remain injury free.
✅Neck Aligned With Spine- Rather than looking forward / up in front of you, keep eyes on the ground. This keeps your neck and spine aligned resulting in a safer exercise.
✅Full Range of Motion- Make sure to extend all the way up top for a full muscle contraction. At the bottom at least come down to a parallel angle at your elbows or go all the way to the ground with your chest.