Tuesday, September 10, 2013
The Push Up
I've spoken to a few a you about push up position over the last few days. It is important to create torque in your shoulder with an external rotation (think starting the ignition of your car) so that your elbow pits face forward. Start by placing your hands on the ground with your fingers pointing forward. "Screw" your hands into the ground to take up any slack in the shoulder. Squeeze your glutes, tighten your torso, and try to keep your forearms as vertical as possible. Using this technique will help keep the press out of the shoulder and focused in your chest where it's supposed to be!
The same torque laws apply to majority of all presses.
For more on push ups read here!