1. Do them correctly!
The first progression for most people is to simply perform the exercise with correct technique. The most common errors I see in folks’ technique are:
•Forward head posture
•Elbows drifting behind the body (scapula doesn’t retract, so the lifter substitutes extra movement of the humerus)
•Hip sagging (the body doesn’t stay in a straight line)
If you’d like some quick refreshers on how to make these look good, check out the video above.