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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Push Ups - Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Maximum Benefit and Minimum Pain

Push-ups are one of the best exercises you can possibly do, whether you want to tone up your body, strengthen your back and core or lose fat.  The best thing is you don't need fancy equipment or a gym to do them.  However, there are a few things you need to keep in mind when doing push-ups in order to avoid possible pain and injury.

One thing many people complain about is shoulder pain when doing push ups, the short videos below will show you some things you can do to minimize or eliminate shoulder  pain on push ups.

If your shoulders aren't hurting, or even if they are - there are likely other things you can do to reduce the likelihood of hurting other areas of your body such as your neck and back.  The following quick videos illustrate the proper way to position your head and back when doing a push up.  The form errors in these videos are very common and I see them all of the time.  Watch these, make the small corrections and you'll notice a huge difference with your push-ups.

Finally, I've included a video that will help those of you who have issues with your wrists bothering you during a push up.  This simple modification may make push ups again possible for those who've found standard push ups bother their wrists.  Take a look at this short video for the tip.

Stay tuned for several more videos later this week that focus on various push up related tips and modifications that should help your workouts.

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