How to Do a Proper Push Up | Nerd Fitness Updated on October 19, 2019 By William Clement 32 Comments By William Clement 32 Comments Mike TK October 19, 2016 What if you're overweight and the extra weight of your belly makes it hard to know if you're in a straight line? I'm naturally included to drop my hips on one hand and on another my belly would always reach the ground first before my shoulders anyway. Any advice? Reply Sara Bettale October 19, 2016 I've been chicken winging them my whole life… O.o I adjusted and they're…easier Reply Francisco Fernandes October 19, 2016 I would have liked to understand if we need to touch the ground with the chest in every rep. Reply Parminder Bhatti October 19, 2016 Great video to learn great technique. The silly clips inserts were not necessary. (Apart from the one at the end which did make me chuckle. ). Reply Andrew Arenson October 20, 2016 Really appreciate these videos Reply dissociated October 20, 2016 Awesome, thank you for making this! Reply Bernhard October 20, 2016 Great! Now, all that's missing is the plank! Reply Li Chang October 20, 2016 What do you mean by "proper"?Imho, instead of the straight line, the hollow body position is better, in terms of strength and carry-over to other exercises. Also I don't think doing pushups from the knees is a good idea. I would rather start doing them with the hands on a bench or a table. Reply Madiha W October 23, 2016 Stacy is pretty impressive. Reply Raul Vargas May 30, 2017 Thanks for this. I've been having shoulder pain since I started going crazy with pushups and I realized that I've been doing the arms spread out chicken wing. Reply Sean June 11, 2017 Press ups* Reply Nelson Barrantes June 12, 2017 Nice legs, Staci! Reply Sachin Manipur July 8, 2017 excellent video guys. thank you very much. Reply Michael Nguyen August 5, 2017 What is the best push-up variations? There are multiple ways to do a push, so which is the best? By far, the archer is the best push-up variation becuase it is easier and safer to do than one arm push-up, and it targets one side of the bicep and chest. Reply Especially Pure November 4, 2017 Very helpful video. Less prurient banter next time, though, please. Reply Joebet Mutia November 19, 2017 i love it when the ass vibrates ahahahah Reply Moustaki February 5, 2018 Hey, that's the guy in all the Convict Conditioning photos! Reply C S5 February 9, 2018 ok that means Ive been doing them 'wrong' every day for the past 2 yrs…always put my arms/elbows way out. does that mean Ive done some damage to muscles etc? Reply Adarsh Pathak March 8, 2018 It was very informativeThanks a lot. 91K views…., say thanks to Stacy Reply j March 19, 2018 help, every time i lower myself down my dick touches the floor Reply Adam Klase May 17, 2018 So chest touching the floor is the proper way? Or just the full range of motion? Reply Lex Senpaii July 24, 2018 i have all these issues lol Reply TempleRxse August 12, 2018 lmao 90% of comments are on S T H I C C Y ' S Reply Scherazade , Teller of Tales August 28, 2018 ah so thats how you do knee ones.I have a damaged toe so trying not to put pressure on it, this helps Reply YodatheHobbit September 6, 2018 Nerdfittness – where you show clips from completely unnerdy films. Thanks for the pushup tips though. Reply Bruno L. January 28, 2019 Thank you for the really thorough explanation. I was chicken-winging it for years and was wondering why certain groups weren't getting worked out. Much appreciated! Reply Danlore February 27, 2019 J-JIGGLE BUTT! Reply Recksz N Kingz Activities #RKA T.V. June 22, 2019 the legend who helped me workout the nerd fitness page have some good tips seriously 1000% Reply Kris July 2, 2019 So basically all the cheats I have to use in order to be able to do just 1 pushup… don't do those. LMAO my fitness is tragic. Reply Tabussum Sehar July 31, 2019 Nobody has been able to encouraged me to workout but you. Your workout programs are adjustable , suited by pace and easy to stick on. Thanks a ton man. Reply Alexander Chavez September 18, 2019 Your not fucking the ground no part of the body should be touching the ground only four points of contact feet and hands Reply S&W M19 October 12, 2019 The guy in the red and the camera man are judgmental and annoying. The man in the green is very professional and straightforward. No judgment, just education. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.