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Old 09-03-2007, 05:39 PM   #1
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What is the best way to do push-ups? Is it best to do flat hnded or on the knuckels? Besides looking cool is there any benfit to doing thim on finger tips?
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Old 09-03-2007, 06:48 PM   #2
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Proper technique for a regular pushup is hands flat on ground, shoulder width apart, legs and back straight like a board, then when doing the pushup its best to be looking up and make sure you chest touches the ground.
Only differences between flat and knuckle pushups is that knuckle pushups lifts you slightly higher off the ground increasing the range of the pushup and it strengths your knuckles.
Only thing I can think of for finger pushups is that it will strengthen your fingers, wrist, and forearms.
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Old 09-03-2007, 06:50 PM   #3
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knuckle push ups work the wrist aswell
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Old 09-03-2007, 07:41 PM   #4
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be careful when u do them...it can cause a lot of wrist problems...listen from someone's whose been there n done that : (
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Old 09-03-2007, 11:16 PM   #5
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Knuckle pushups are better for your wrists, fact.
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Old 09-04-2007, 07:48 AM   #6
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One of the things I find interesting about pushups is the variation in the angle of the arms people have. I dont have an opinion about whether it's better or not, but I prefer to do my pushups with hands shoulder width apart, and elbows in. Some guys do it with very flared elbows. I'm sure that it's having an effect on which muscles are recruited.
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Old 09-04-2007, 08:52 AM   #7
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:16 PM   #8
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One of the things I find interesting about pushups is the variation in the angle of the arms people have. I dont have an opinion about whether it's better or not, but I prefer to do my pushups with hands shoulder width apart, and elbows in. Some guys do it with very flared elbows. I'm sure that it's having an effect on which muscles are recruited.
Yeah, doing it elbows in will use your upper chest more.
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Old 09-05-2007, 02:51 AM   #9
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if youve got bad wrists use your knuckles. thats what i do and i dont have a problem with them
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Old 09-05-2007, 10:23 AM   #10
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I do not see the point in doing anything other than explosive press ups.
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:13 PM   #11
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I do not see the point in doing anything other than explosive press ups.
What are explosive press ups? why are they bettter?
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:26 PM   #12
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they are not better, each exercise has its own purpose.
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:30 PM   #13
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they are not better, each exercise has its own purpose.
Very true.
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Old 09-05-2007, 08:16 PM   #14
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I do not see the point in doing anything other than explosive press ups.
yeah, in a sense, since you get muscle endurance from punching, jumping rope, etc.
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Old 09-06-2007, 12:21 AM   #15
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What are explosive press ups? why are they bettter?
Plyometric push ups with a clap in between would be an example.
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