So what is the proper technique for push ups?
Lots of people have the same problem when it comes to proper push-ups technique. Well, Let me break it down for you. Get into high plank position. Place your hands on the floor directly under your shoulders and then place your hands a little bit wider and slightly turn the palm of your hands inside. You need to keep your back straight and don't let your hips collapse.
It's best to keep your feet together but if you still find it too demanding you can keep them separated for now as it may help you with a balance and can make things a little bit easier. Start push-ups by engaging your glutes, hamstrings and most importantly your core muscles as you lower yourself towards the floor. Breathe in on your way down and bring your shoulder blades together. At any point don't let your hips drop and don't arch your back. Keep your body flat and your elbows slightly back and not out, because this can put a lot of stress on your shoulders. Look on the floor or slightly in front of you. Once your chest gets close to the floor, you can start pushing yourself up. Engage your core, breathe out and lift yourself up but remember to keep your whole body tight and in nice straight position without collapsing your hips.
You need to move as one without making a common mistake which causes people to lift your upper body first and leave your lower body behind. Think about your core muscles as a connection that holds upper and lower body together. Don't lock your elbows, keep them soft and charged. Timing should be two seconds down and two seconds up, don't rush. Perform it nice and slow.