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For planks and bridges, I try to squeeze my butt really tight and get prepared for a sucker punch to the stomach. Your "core" is everything south of your pecs to north of your knees. I've always found "core" to be a silly term, but it does make people think of the oft forgotten muscles that we're talking about here. That position, where you are literally ...
As it was written befor, 3 weeks isn't really long. Try again and again and keep doing sports. Also it depends on the kind of push ups you are doing. There are hundreds of different kinds. If you are stuck at one, perhaps try switching to another kind. Wide arm, close arm, diamond, elevated... Also, look at your form. Is your back straight, your belly ...
You should focus on volume training and lactic acid tolerance. Your bodyweight is quite light so you may try to increase your strength in triceps and chest by doing lower rep lower volume training with weighted pushups or bench presses.
It is my understanding that everyone has a dominant pectoral muscle - one which can have greater anchorage on the anterior surface of the sternum. Often it is the perception that you are able to affect more precise control on one side of your body than the other - it is the mind-body connection at play.
When you reach the final few, sometimes you just have to really grunt. Are you a quiet exerciser or are you willing to scream the last few? If so, employ your will through the medium of shouting. With regards to push-ups, perhaps you can stick at 20? As you will eventually exceed this number through the act of sheer repetition and conditioning - you can ...
One potential injury that your court with push-ups is injury to your joints. Applying too much stress at the wrong angles can cause damage. When going through the movements, go smoothly and avoid suddenly reversing your inertia. For example, when lowering yourself, don't drop your weight and then immediately push yourself back up. By doing that, you're ...
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