Tip: Use This Trick for Perfect Push-Ups

The most common push-up mistake is letting the hips sag. Here's a simple cue to fix that problem instantly.

It's easy to use good form on push-ups... until you start to fatigue. Instinctively, we try to make it easy to keep going by sagging the hips. This effectively lightens the load and shortens the range of motion. But of course that's incredibly bad form too.

To fix it fast, simply bring one knee up to touch the same-side elbow. That puts you back into correct alignment. Now, keep that form and continue to do reps.

If you're unsure about your starting hip position, just use this same cue before beginning a set.

Tom Morrison is a British weightlifting coach, martial artist, and CrossFit trainer and competitor. Tom works with athletes on prerequisite movement capabilities for optimal strength, performance, and reduced risk of injury.  Follow Tom Morrison on Facebook