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What you are describing suggests that your knee extensors, and particularly the single-joint quadriceps muscles—vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, and vastus intermedius—are weak. The closer that you are too the floor, the greater the moment produced at the knee. At 0°—that is, parallel to the floor—the moment is at a maximum due to the weights of the upper ...


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Does [form breakdown at a new working weight] happen to other beginners? Yes, absolutely. The degree changes, and it doesn't happen to everyone every time they add weight, but it's common. Does lifting form/technique always break down when performing the heaviest work-set for the first time? No, not every time. The goal is to dial in technique so that bar ...


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I'm not sure why all the downvotes but I do think the form could be improved a touch. While I would not say it is highly improper I think the athlete could benefit from squeezing the glutes in a bit more to prevent that lower back rounding. To fix this you just want to make sure you maintain tightness in your core throughout the pushup. Mentioned in that ...


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A question to an easier answer: Are you actually doing the push-ups with proper form-tension (stiffness of the bodyparts which do not move?) By which I mean the you should make your body stiff as a plank from the chest down. I don't think your knee-extensors are too weak to do push-ups, otherwise you wouldn't be able to actually walk. Don't navigate around ...


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There are a couple of things to consider when answering your question. First, have you given any thought as to what your fitness/training goals might be? Determining if your training is effective should be related to what it is you are trying to achieve. Setting short term and long term goals should help decide if you're training correctly. Over time, ...


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You probably imagine "working out correctly" to involve getting the form right to reduce risk of injury performing the motion with the right muscles (or mind-muscle connection) to optimise the gains from it (1) is very important, and it sounds like you are already doing as much as you individually can. The only next steps you could take would be ...


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I have the same issue -- lifting up off the heels has made my knees feel better but we might have different knee pathologies. Maybe also try shifting your weight forward or back to emphasize either the quads or glutes, or moving the feet wider/narrower. Perhaps also sit higher or lower. Other poses that work the same muscles would be any sort of lunge (...


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Just do knee push ups The only thing that comes to mind which could cause your knees to hit the ground when you are actually supposed to touch the ground with your chest is that your abodomen is week and your spine collapses bending back, use a mirror by your side to see that. I suggest doing planks and knee push ups until you are able to do proper push ups....


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