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proper pushups?

Post by unaware » Fri May 18, 2007 1:10 pm

Pushups have always been my weakness and they don't seem to be getting any easier. So I was wondering if there's something amiss in my form and all. I've been playing around with them and nothing seems to click and I'm not sure what a actually *good* pushup should feel like so any advice would be appreciated.

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Post by Admin » Fri May 18, 2007 3:55 pm

Here is a video of many different variations, start easy to get a foundation if they are a challenge for you.

http://my.break.com/media/view.aspx?ContentID=243118

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Post by volleyball_man » Sat May 19, 2007 1:35 am

The bench pushup (in the video) will help! I was on a long break from exercise a few years ago and found that I had to work to get back into pushups. I started with doing them on the stairs - higher than a bench. It didn't take too long to decrease the angle a step or two - eventually down to standard...

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Post by Bart » Sat May 19, 2007 4:39 pm

I prefer a wider spacing of my hands, over shoulder width. This isolates more of the chest. As your arms come together the triceps are more involved. Having your hands next to each other is almost entirely triceps.

Additionally, push ups don't count unless my chest touches the floor and come up to an almost locked out position. I do less of them this way but I place quality over quantity.

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Post by Admin » Sat May 19, 2007 6:25 pm

Welcome Bart !

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Post by Admin » Sun May 20, 2007 10:46 am

I personally try to vary my push up width to keep my body guessing and maximize adaptation.

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Post by Admin » Sun May 20, 2007 12:09 pm

Found this, might be good for beginners

http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/Cros ... Pushup.wmv

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