- Bad form push-ups
where your elbows flare out so forearms aren’t locked in vertical position.
Are they really so bad?
Feels a more natural way to do them to me, a bit easier, and have been making progress with them alongside inverted rows and seated dips. Also feels slightly better on my wrists as don’t need to lean forward so much.Posted 3 years agozilog6128Subscriber
A quick google suggests elbows in is possibly better for the shoulder joint? Never thought about it before, but I’ve always done it that way. Don’t see how it would hurt your wrists though unless you had a mobility issue. I would say just do it whichever way feels best though, your body is pretty good at telling you when something ain’t right!
I wouldn’t ever do an exercise variation just because it was easier & it let me do more reps though, that makes no sense if you’re trying to get stronger.Posted 3 years ago
Thanks will try suggestions plus a bit more persistence.
Some of them say that it’s bad for the elbow joint for elbows to flare out, but it doesn’t feel bad at all to me. Feels more of a strain on
upper arms(fact checking…. please wait…) lower arm muscles with elbows in.
Definitely need to mix it up a bit.Posted 3 years ago
With regard to mixing up the different forms of push ups goes, any recommendations for that?
I’m currently aiming to do these exercises (as mentioned in #1) at least twice (mostly) or three times a week. Currently using a DIY push-up bar, my max with regular push up currently at 16,16,20,20,16.
Would trying to do a different form for each of those sets be a good idea?Posted 3 years ago
would need to drop down the reps for the forms I’m not used to. Don’t suggest archer push ups to me at this stage, not strong enough.footflapsMember
Think I’ve tried that elbows straight back style but really struggle – time to man up and do it properly then.
It’s much harder, but your shoulder is much better supported by the Lats etc in that position, so it’s a stronger base to work from and less likely to cause injury.Posted 3 years ago
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