Push ups Part 1

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Push ups Part 1

Let’s talk push-ups shall we?

Specifically elbow position

The pic on the top has my elbows flared out to about 90 degrees

The problem here is the stress it can place on your rotator cuff as well as your elbow joint  As someone who has a rotator injury I can speak from experience 

The pic on the bottom has my elbows tucked to about a 45 degree angle relative to my body.  This position shortens the lever arm and ultimately will give you more power.  Also much safer for your shoulders and elbows

If you have been flaring your elbows out and feel like bringing your elbows in “feels funny” or that maybe your range of motion slightly decreased, just one reminder..

Practice.  Keep Practicing.  Repeat.

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