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Common push-up mistakes to avoid

Know the mistakes that should be avoided if you are doing Push-ups.

Monday, 2nd August 2021


Push-ups are a self-weight exercise that can work the muscles of the entire body. It targets primarily the core muscles and is equally effective on the legs and arms. This compound exercise may seem simple, but it is not easy to master. Not only beginners, but even well-trained fitness enthusiasts sometimes make mistakes when performing this exercise. Incorrect form or applying too much pressure can reduce the effectiveness of the exercise. If pushups are part of your daily exercise, here are some mistakes to avoid.

 

Hand placement

When doing this exercise, the hand should be placed perpendicular to the shoulder to target the correct muscle. Holding hands incorrectly can reduce the benefits of exercise. However, for beginners, it can be difficult to keep the wrist directly below the shoulder due to muscle stiffness and insufficient internal rotation. If you're just starting your fitness journey, you can tilt your wrist a bit. But don't make a habit of this.

 

Unstable neck

Looking down while you work will make it easier to get on and off. Plus, it also makes the exercises less effective. In addition, it puts unnecessary pressure on the neck and increases the risk of pain and injury. When doing push-ups, try to keep your neck stable and look straight ahead.

 

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Saggy hip

In push-ups, you must keep your body aligned. From head to toe, it should be in a straight line. But most people lower their hips when squatting. The sagging buttocks are mainly due to weakness or stiffness of the buttocks muscles. Exercising these muscles can help you maintain your posture and target the correct muscle group.

 

Pressing your hips towards the ceiling

Lifting the hips to the ceiling is another mistake that people often make when doing full-body exercises. When ascending, they simply push their hips towards the ceiling. This makes the exercise easier, but at the same time, it won't affect the core muscles. It targets the wrong muscles and reduces the effectiveness of exercise.

 

Being too fast

No matter what practice you do, you must complete the repetition well. Walking too fast can affect your condition and put you at risk for injury and muscle pain. Always exercise at a moderate intensity and make sure you are in the right form. If your form is incorrect, increasing the number of repetitions will not matter.

 

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Timesofindia Indiatimes


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