ARE YOU MAKING THESE COMMON PUSHUP MISTAKES?? - What’s up Achievers?! @laurenpak22 here with some pushup tips for you! As you can see in the top photo, I’m shrugging my shoulders and allowing my elbows to point straight out at a 90 degree angle from my body. This not only over-engages the upper trap muscles, which tend to be overdeveloped already, but it also puts the shoulders in a vulnerable position. If you ever experience shoulder discomfort during pushups, this positioning error may be the cause! - In the bottom photo, you can see that I have “anti-shrugged” my shoulders by creating space between my upper traps and ears. This helps to engage the lat muscles and relaxes the upper traps. I also have my elbows closer to my body, pointing about 45 degrees away, which helps to keep my shoulders in a more optimal position! This is a general guideline and there’s definitely some wiggle room with the elbow angle, but somewhere in this vicinity will be ideal! - Share with a friend who’s working on their pushups, and give this post a double tap if you found it helpful! Until next time, peace, love, and muscles!✌️💙💪 . . . #pushups #fitness #fitfam #exercise #workout #fittips #performbetter @achievefitnessboston achievefitnessboston Achieve Fitness

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  • ARE YOU MAKING THESE COMMON PUSHUP MISTAKES?? - What’s up Achievers?! @laurenpak22 here with some pushup tips for you! As you can see in the top photo, I’m shrugging my shoulders and allowing my elbows to point straight out at a 90 degree angle from my body. This not only over-engages the upper trap muscles, which tend to be overdeveloped already, but it also puts the shoulders in a vulnerable position. If you ever experience shoulder discomfort during pushups, this positioning error may be the cause! - In the bottom photo, you can see that I have “anti-shrugged” my shoulders by creating space between my upper traps and ears. This helps to engage the lat muscles and relaxes the upper traps. I also have my elbows closer to my body, pointing about 45 degrees away, which helps to keep my shoulders in a more optimal position! This is a general guideline and there’s definitely some wiggle room with the elbow angle, but somewhere in this vicinity will be ideal! - Share with a friend who’s working on their pushups, and give this post a double tap if you found it helpful! Until next time, peace, love, and muscles!✌️💙💪 . . . #pushups #fitness #fitfam #exercise #workout #fittips #performbetter
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What’s up Achievers?! @laurenpak22 here with some pushup tips for you! As you can see in the top photo, I’m shrugging my shoulders and allowing my elbows to point straight out at a 90 degree angle from my body. This not only over-engages the upper trap muscles, which tend to be overdeveloped already, but it also puts the shoulders in a vulnerable position. If you ever experience shoulder discomfort during pushups, this positioning error may be the cause!
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In the bottom photo, you can see that I have “anti-shrugged” my shoulders by creating space between my upper traps and ears. This helps to engage the lat muscles and relaxes the upper traps. I also have my elbows closer to my body, pointing about 45 degrees away, which helps to keep my shoulders in a more optimal position! This is a general guideline and there’s definitely some wiggle room with the elbow angle, but somewhere in this vicinity will be ideal!
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Share with a friend who’s working on their pushups, and give this post a double tap if you found it helpful! Until next time, peace, love, and muscles!✌️💙💪
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#pushups #fitness #fitfam #exercise #workout #fittips #performbetter

    ARE YOU MAKING THESE COMMON PUSHUP MISTAKES??
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    What’s up Achievers?! @laurenpak22 here with some pushup tips for you! As you can see in the top photo, I’m shrugging my shoulders and allowing my elbows to point straight out at a 90 degree angle from my body. This not only over-engages the upper trap muscles, which tend to be overdeveloped already, but it also puts the shoulders in a vulnerable position. If you ever experience shoulder discomfort during pushups, this positioning error may be the cause!
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    In the bottom photo, you can see that I have “anti-shrugged” my shoulders by creating space between my upper traps and ears. This helps to engage the lat muscles and relaxes the upper traps. I also have my elbows closer to my body, pointing about 45 degrees away, which helps to keep my shoulders in a more optimal position! This is a general guideline and there’s definitely some wiggle room with the elbow angle, but somewhere in this vicinity will be ideal!
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    Share with a friend who’s working on their pushups, and give this post a double tap if you found it helpful! Until next time, peace, love, and muscles!✌️💙💪
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    #pushups #fitness #fitfam #exercise #workout #fittips #performbetter

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coach.nelson - Coach Nelson 1 week ago

Sorry but on the first push up the only incorrect part is the shoulders. There is nothing wrong with the angle. That might confuse many people .

jenjenmckeown - Jen McKeown 1 week ago

Ooo this is a great post thanks! What is a good exercise to do antagonistically with push ups? I’ve been trying to work on them but strong super sore elbows and I think it’s because I’ve not been doing anything ‘opposite’. Would love your advice!