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Welcome to Workout Wednesdays! For the month of march I will be highlighting an exercise that is commonly done incorrect and highlight ways to make sure you have the best form and are performing these exercises in the safest way possible. Todays exercise is Push Ups. Push ups can often be an intimidating exercise, but there are many ways to perform a push up for all levels! Push ups are great for mobilizing the upper body but if done incorrectly can put strain on the shoulders and back. Here are some steps to take to perform a push up correctly: - Whether doing a wall, chair or floor push up, ensure hands area little winder than shoulder width apart - Place hands directly under the shoulders, hands should not be too far forward or too far back - Keep your head aligned with your spine- meaning look straight out in front, not down or at your feet. - When performing the push up, elbows should go slightly back, not directly out to the sides. - Keep glute muscles engaged and do not arch back, keep a nice straight back throughout the push up movement. Be sure to check in with your form next time you try a push up to maximize the benefits and reduce injury!

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Lindsay T
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Welcome to Workout Wednesdays! For the month of march I will be highlighting an exercise that is commonly done incorrect and highlight ways to make sure you have the best form and are performing these exercises in the safest way possible. Todays exercise is Push Ups. Push ups can often be an intimidating exercise, but there are many ways to perform a push up for all levels! Push ups are great for mobilizing the upper body but if done incorrectly can put strain on the shoulders and back. Here are some steps to take to perform a push up correctly: - Whether doing a wall, chair or floor push up, ensure hands area little winder than shoulder width apart - Place hands directly under the shoulders, hands should not be too far forward or too far back - Keep your head aligned with your spine- meaning look straight out in front, not down or at your feet. - When performing the push up, elbows should go slightly back, not directly out to the sides. - Keep glute muscles engaged and do not arch back, keep a nice straight back throughout the push up movement. Be sure to check in with your form next time you try a push up to maximize the benefits and reduce injury!

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Angela C This is great advice! ๐Ÿ™Œ
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