🔴 PUSH-UPS ❌ WRONG vs RIGHT ✅
1️⃣ set your hands at a distance that is slightly wider than shoulder-width apart
2️⃣ Your feet should be set up in a way that feels right and comfortable to you.
3️⃣ Think of your body as one giant straight line.
4️⃣ Your head should be looking slightly ahead of you, not straight down
5️⃣ At the top of your push up, your arms should be straight and supporting your weight
✅ There are alot of push-up variations depending on the muscles you wanna hit.
Keeping a 75 degree angle with your arms, will increase the pectorals’ engagement (decreasing the tricep’s one), just like when performing a bench press, while decreasing its angle, will increase the triceps’ one (by decreasing the chest activation). Basically, the closer you get to the torso with your arms, the more you’re going to engage your triceps, while moving outwards will result in chest activation & then injury zone in case you get too wide with the angle.
Bottom line: don’t go any further than 75 degree on your arm angle: besides reducing the muscles’ engagement, you’ll simply end up hurting either your elbows, shoulders or wrists.. or all of them.