5 Common Push Up Mistakes

Now that we have gone over the step-by-step approach and best practice when it comes to our basic push-up in episode 1, now it’s time to review the 5 common mistakes that we see! The goal of this episode isn’t just to point out some common flaws, but more importantly to identify where you might be struggling. From here, you can check out the next episodes to follow - where we tackle a template for how to fix and correct each flaw so you can follow-along and Move Like you Mean It.

Here is what are we looking for: 1) Ensure your feet are a fist width apart, and toes are FULLY extended. 2) Your glutes and abdominals should be active and engaged to stabilize your core and pelvis in neutral. 3) Your shoulder blades need to be mobile on your rib cage as you go through your movement 4) Elbows should track over and be in line with your wrists 5) Your neck should stay NEUTRAL! Featuring Mitch Starkman, Physiotherapist PLEASE CONSIDER SUBSCRIBING: http://bit.ly/1pAQeVQ The Push-Up Series The Push-Up Series is our attempt to tackle not just how to do this in proper form, but also the top 5 most common mistakes that we see and their fixes. We’ve created a template for each of the 5 mistakes and how you can tackle it all on your own. A push-up is an amazing full body exercise - working not the arms and chest, but also challenges your core and stability. The problem is that most people assume it is isolating just our chest muscles, when in fact it is doing anything BUT that! Keep your form strong and follow along to ensure you can truly push-up and Move Like You Mean It! About The Movement Centre: The Movement Centre strives to explore, assess, and correct human movement by providing customized self-administered treatments that anyone can use through the guidance of a movement physiotherapist. The aim is to help you overcome your limiting factors, whether that is pain, performance, or both. Ultimately, we want to help you achieve your goals. *************************************** Connect with The Movement Centre: The Movement Centre WEBSITE: http://www.themovementcentre.ca Watch The Movement Centre CHANNEL: http://bit.ly/25edQAn Follow The Movement Centre on INSTAGRAM: http://bit.ly/1Uf7QE9 Follow The Movement Centre on FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/1Vx371c *************************************** When in doubt, it is always a good idea to get assessed by your healthcare practitioner so you can truly Move Like You Mean It! This is not personalized medical advice.


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