Thumbs Under Your Nipples
Being blunt – that’s me!
I say it like it is!!
We all have ‘em…….just place your thumbs under them in a straight armed plank!!
Back to Basics!!
To strengthen your arms, chest, back, core and shoulders – do your plank…..but please
DO IT THE RIGHT WAY!
Then…..after you get a lot stronger, change up your positions for your push ups.
Spread your fingers, line up your thumbs under your nipples, wrists under your armpits.
Even placing your hands slightly higher, narrower or wider can result in straining your neck, wrists or shoulders……line everything up for your basic plank & you’ll feel stronger, more stable & you’ll be able to hold it longer……..maybe even do a push up from there!
Yes! There are fancy positions for push ups, when you get stronger – but if you learn to do the basics THE RIGHT WAY, you will get the results without extra risk of injury. Too many people are suffering with shoulder issues, wrist pain, neck pain.
The plank & push ups are extremely important to do as weight-bearing exercises.
Super great for core strength!!
Many doctors will advise patients to do more weight-bearing exercises for joint and bone strength, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and other issues. The biggest problem I see over and over, is that these simple exercises are being done the wrong way – adding to the problems, adding more pain, adding to these injuries.
Do it right, in the right position, and build up your strength slowly!!