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Old 07-15-2015, 07:39 PM   #1
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Have I been doing pushups wrong?

This all makes sense, and looks like good form, but I have zero formal training so he could be completely bullshitting and I would have no idea.
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Old 07-17-2015, 01:46 AM   #2
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How have you been doing it? Elbows really far out?
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I like to imagine I'm making love to the ground...doesn't do sh!t to improve my form, but it gets me moving pretty good
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Old 07-20-2015, 09:57 PM   #4
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How have you been doing it? Elbows really far out?
Farther out than he has them, and I doubt I've been keeping my forearm vertical like that. My shoulders definitely haven't been forward of my hands, I know that much.
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great push up video. I find people tend to have elbows way flared and hands outside the should instead of down the torso. That makes it easier to do but that's not what we want.
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I switched to this method today and either I'm still recovering from the weekend or I was working muscles that I wasn't hitting before because I couldn't do anywhere near the reps I was doing prior.
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Old 07-27-2015, 12:31 PM   #7
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Most use their arms/back more than their pecs when performing a pushup.

The best pushup you can do from the start is by kneeling down like a b1tch and stressing the pecs every time you go back up.
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Old 08-05-2015, 01:18 AM   #8
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In the sense of allocating the maximum amount of muscles to perform the motion, that is the "perfect" push-up. You engage the pecs, delts, lats, serratus, and core. Variations on the push-up can be done safely to target different muscle groups specifically.

A note I would ad/thing I would change on his video would be the part about hand position. I find if I am wanting to utilize all of my pec muscles, my hand will end up slightly turned in, because I am "locking out" my elbow at the top of the motion. The tip of my elbow will be nearly perpendicular to my body length, contracting the pecs as much as possible. At the bottom of the motion, the tip of my elbow will be parallel to my body.

If I can't get to the gym or want a nice chest blast before I go to the pool this is my typical routine:
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