Do your joints bother you when you do push-ups? The pain is a result of a lack of mobility in the joints, explains Men’s Health fitness director BJ Gaddour. The problem can happen to anyone who doesn’t spend a lot of time in a push-up position or those who spend a lot of time typing on a computer with their wrists constantly bent.
But don’t let the pain stop you from doing one of the best chest and core pumping moves. In this simple exercise shown in the video below, you will improve your wrist extension so that your joints don’t get injured and fail before the muscles do. (15 Best Exercises for Your Chest Routine).
An exercise to do if your joints hurt when doing push-ups
Gaddour recommends doing this 2-5 minutes before your next push-up workout. It rocks in and out and adds multi-directional movement to reach all the tight spots in your joints.
Wrist mobility is often a limiting factor in the front squat, but this exercise will help you keep the bar in the correct position. (Push-ups: how to do them well and their benefits).
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