Kayla Itsines Says to Avoid These Mistakes When Doing Triceps Dips, Crunches, and Push-Ups

With so many of us working out at home, we don't have trainers and coaches to ensure our form is correct not only to prevent injury, but also to get the most out of our workouts. In a recent Instagram post, BBG and Sweat App creator Kayla Itsines shared the common mistakes people make when doing three basic strength-training exercises: triceps dips, crunches, and push-ups.

Kayla said, "If you have a mirror around the house, I recommend putting it near your workout area so you can check on your form during your workouts." You could also film yourself doing exercises if you don't have a mirror.

Here are some of the most common mistakes she sees with her at-home workouts:

Triceps Dip

  • Hands should be shoulder-width apart.
  • Keep your shoulders back and face looking forward.
  • Bend your elbows and dip down until you're at a 90-degree angle.

Raised-Leg Crunch

  • Engage your abs before beginning the movement.
  • Start the movement by using your abdominal muscles, not your head.
  • Keep the movement slow and controlled.


  • Hands should be shoulder-width apart.
  • Keep your body in a neutral position by engaging your core and glutes.
  • Keep your shoulders back.
  • Push the floor away from you.

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