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Re: Pushup Challenge

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:24 am
by baldy
[quote="Darcy"]
Okay so I have a question I've always wondered about. For some people, chest to floor will be a 90 degree bend in the arms - for others, it will be beyond that. Does this rule still hold for everyone?

So I have really long, gangly arms and end up looking a bit like a chicken when I go down to the floor (only way I can describe it!) is this still good? Also it is virtually impossible but this might be due to strength not form ;-) Different people tell me different things: tennis ball vs. angle.

Then I might get in on the table!

At the end of the day let your conscience be your guide. If you look at vegan hal's video he goes very deep and I would say they are optimal.
In most exercises you want to get as full a range of motion as possible without causing injury.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yG63d6h1K4[/youtube]
Reposted vegan hal's video because you cant have enough videos of vegans doing pushups wearing sleeveless tshirts.

Re: Pushup Challenge

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:28 am
by soniczip
[quote="soniczip"]hey, i just saw this ... put me in the list at 40 pleeeaze! :D

baldy, herm ... why did you put me down at 30? :evil: :wink:

Re: Pushup Challenge

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:33 am
by baldy
[quote="soniczip"][quote="soniczip"]hey, i just saw this ... put me in the list at 40 pleeeaze! :D

baldy, herm ... why did you put me down at 30? :evil: :wink:

Congratulations, you just moved 10 places up the table :wink:. Honestly, sometimes I wonder how I manager to hold down a job working with computers.
40 is really good, maybe secretly I was hoping you wouldn't notice so that you didn't over take me any time soon?

Re: Pushup Challenge

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:39 am
by soniczip
[quote="baldy"][quote="soniczip"][quote="soniczip"]hey, i just saw this ... put me in the list at 40 pleeeaze! :D

baldy, herm ... why did you put me down at 30? :evil: :wink:

Congratulations, you just moved 10 places up the table :wink:. Honestly, sometimes I wonder how I manager to hold down a job working with computers.
40 is really good, maybe secretly I was hoping you wouldn't notice so that you didn't over take me any time soon?
i was secretly thinking about it, but you took the words right out of my mouth :lol:

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Re: Pushup Challenge

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:48 am
by baldy
[quote="soniczip"]
i was secretly thinking about it, but you took the words right out of my mouth :lol:

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You and vegan hal will feel my wrath! Or I may simply add a bodyweight and Sinclair points column to the table.
However add columns maybe harder work than simply doing 46 pushups, how hard can it be?

Re: Pushup Challenge

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:39 pm
by Asleep on a sunbeam
I recently changed my hand position, instead of being inline with my shoulders they're now inline with my nipples.
I'm not sure if it works muscles harder or simply works different muscles, but it's a hell of a lot more challenging. If anyone knows why, what's better for what etc. etc. please let me know.

Re: Pushup Challenge

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:06 pm
by tal
[quote="Asleep on a sunbeam"]I recently changed my hand position, instead of being inline with my shoulders they're now inline with my nipples.
I'm not sure if it works muscles harder or simply works different muscles, but it's a hell of a lot more challenging. If anyone knows why, what's better for what etc. etc. please let me know.


Yeah with a wide spread you use your lats and chest more. The closer your spread, the more it hits your triceps and arms. Arm muscle < Chest/Back muscle, hence it's harder.

Re: Pushup Challenge

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:15 pm
by Asleep on a sunbeam
[quote="Talyn"][quote="Asleep on a sunbeam"]I recently changed my hand position, instead of being inline with my shoulders they're now inline with my nipples.
I'm not sure if it works muscles harder or simply works different muscles, but it's a hell of a lot more challenging. If anyone knows why, what's better for what etc. etc. please let me know.


Yeah with a wide spread you use your lats and chest more. The closer your spread, the more it hits your triceps and arms. Arm muscle < Chest/Back muscle, hence it's harder.


Sorry I should have been more specific, I mean that my arms are still as widespread as my shoulders[edit: well a little wider than my shoulders], but they're lower down my body (next to my nipples) as opposed to being directly under my shoulders.

Re: Pushup Challenge

PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:26 pm
by _Andreas_
First try 30
That will increase soon :twisted:

Re: Pushup Challenge

PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:22 pm
by soniczip
41 ... i also have it in my new camera, but i'm still trying to edit the video. i'll post it over the next few days.

edit: there you go. the last one is a bit wobbly, eh eh eh

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbXUWkEOhzc[/youtube]

Re: Pushup Challenge

PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:50 pm
by sergio
This thread made me remember this: http://hundredpushups.com/ Not sure if it's a good plan or not; maybe is useful for someone.

I made 22 this morning after a bike ride. The cool thing is that a few months ago I wouldn't do 4.

Re: Pushup Challenge

PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:30 pm
by baldy
table updated, 50 people on the list, which is very cool.

Re: Pushup Challenge

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:05 pm
by dublin dave
Put me down for 26. Done on 20 Dec 2011...

Re: Pushup Challenge

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:27 pm
by baldy
[quote="dublin dave"]Put me down for 26. Done on 20 Dec 2011...

good start and good form!

Re: Pushup Challenge

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:56 pm
by vegan hal
well done Dublin Dave.
Sonic ZIP I must've missed it before, but hell yeah! banging out 41 to ZEKE!! love that band.