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    Perfect Push Up

    Does anyone have experience with “Perfect Push-Up” ? I have been having problems with my shoulder and elbow when doing traditional push-ups but my friend told me that perfect push-up could help avoiding the problems.



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    Re: Perfect Push Up

    Ah man, sorry, I cannot help. I thought you were talking about a bra.



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    Re: Perfect Push Up

    the main reason people have shoulder issues when performing pushups is because they have their hands too far forward (outside their shoulders) and/or too wide. When performing a pushup, make sure your WRISTS are straight down from your nipple-line with your hands pointing forward. you should have your elbows at a 45 degree angle down from your shoulders or if you keep your arms closer to your body, you just use your triceps more which is ok. a pushup is not just a chest exercise, it is a core exercise that uses your chest, triceps and shoulders as well.

    if this doesn't feel better or if you were already doing that, i would recommend that you just use dumbbells and turn them lengthwise along your body just outside your chest. this would simmulate the perfect-pushup in the alignment that "saves" your shoulders. the twisting part of the perfect pushup is really unnecessary



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