Push-up is not quite friendly workout for most beginners, though they are a total body functional move which are great for increasing the body strength. Here are the best points to consider in your push-ups for the perfect results.
1. Straight neck and head position.
This is a common beginners mistake, and those who do not have strong chest muscle to make a complete push-up. They tend to force the head forward in order to make the push-up easier. You should learn to keep the head in line with the torso for perfect push-up.
2. Set hand a distance wider than shoulder width.
Depending on your experience, the hand position matters and should be positioned in an angle that leaves at the comfort of your push-ups. Some place the hands to such that, the middle finger point straight up and away from them.
3. Pressure on outside the hands.
Despite of push-ups being a great exercise they can as well cause overuse injuries at the wrist region. Pressure are on the outside of hands but not on the bottom of your hand’s wrist. The outside of your hand is very strong and stable, try it for perfect push-up.
4. Single-leg push-ups.
Lift one leg off the ground and do a set then shift the second leg.
Doing this for some day you will feel the difference at the upper back and the core which are the target areas.
5. Control the speed.
This applies to all the exercise, control the descent and push- up forcefully, this will make it uniform, by avoiding quick start and slow end other than injuries.
Posted by Debbie Ramos 8/6/15