Four Tips to Perfect Your Push Up

They’re not just for beginners.

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#1. Allow the shoulder blades to protract

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Shoulder blades pinned together at the top of the rep, which shortens the range of motion and impedes shoulder mobility.

#2. Maintain a “plank position”

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Hips sagging, core not braced; this puts pressure on the lower back and makes for a poor push up position.

#3. Don’t flare your elbows

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#4. Maintain an ideal body path

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Shoulder blades are retracted at the bottom and protracted at the top. Body is kept in a straight line throughout the rep. Elbows are slightly tucked. Body drifts slightly forward at the bottom and drifts slightly back when returning to the top.
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CPPS, NESTA Fitness Nutrition Coach. I write about improving yourself by developing good habits. IG: zackharris01

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