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Postby ucffool » Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:07 pm

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Postby dgkimpton » Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:20 am

Welp, still working on this one... I'm pretty sure now it's actually the push ups that are causing me the problems.

Been working on the pull-ups and I've reached 4 sets of 4 full extension :D

Move to pushups and my elbow fails after 5... yes, 5. At least I've learnt stop and recuperate when that happens now (damn there goes another week).


Has anyone got any good subs for push ups? Any neat tips on style/hand placing that might reduce the strain on the outer edge of my elbows?
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Postby Admin » Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:07 am

I find rings help as they allow natural rotation to occur during the movement.
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Postby dgkimpton » Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:32 am

Hmmm, now that you mention that - indeed, it does seem to be true that I have less issues when I do ring push ups. Now that I think about it I did 10 this morning without noticing my elbows - I'm apt to forget things that didn't go wrong :oops:

Cool. Thanks - guess I'll just stick to the rings for them :D
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Postby Admin » Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:30 pm

I only use rings for pull-ups for the same reason.
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Postby dgkimpton » Sun Sep 30, 2007 7:25 am

Wooohoooo. Just completed L2D2 with only a slight grumble from the elbow.

But good god, those ring pushups really take it out of me - cripes. Extended my time to 22 minutes :/

Fingers crossed if I'm careful I can now get back on track... thanks for the support everyone!
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