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Re: Push-Up Challenge!

#16 Postby bodybag » Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:00 pm

Knuckle Push-ups 10, 10, 10, 10, 9=49

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#17 Postby I'm Your Man » Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:10 am

what are knuckle push-ups ? I'm looking for variety for next week.
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Re: Push-Up Challenge!

#18 Postby Duncan_Idaho » Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:26 am

Heh, 500 pushups are very impressive but certainly not impossible:)
The Guiness record is over 1k.
I used to do 150 regular ones (on palms) at some point, then I switched to
pushups on fists and at one point did like 100 in one set.
I was late for my Karate training and my trainer said - "100 pushups
punishment". He only counted push ups on fists of course. I had to do
100 regardless in how many sets.
I had done 70 max in one set and I said to myself -
Let's see if I can do all the 100 in one set. I tried and I did,
it was fun :) Since then, for some time, I did a set of 100 each 2 or 3 days.
This happened like 4-5 years ago.
I haven't done serious pushups for 4 years but I still
do 60-70 on my fists from time to time, just to keep shape
and to keep my knuckles hard :)

I wanna start doing more pushups again :) This contest would be
a good start. So, what are the rules - pushups on palms?
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Re: Push-Up Challenge!

#19 Postby bodybag » Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:39 am

I'm Your Man wrote:what are knuckle push-ups ? I'm looking for variety for next week.
Do a search on youtube. I can't find a good video of knuckle push-ups right now.

Make a fist with both hands. Knuckle push-ups are shoulder width push-ups done on the first two knuckles of each hand like a cross punch, palms facing towards your feet. They can also be done with your palms facing each other. I hope this description helps.

Months ago I watched a video on youtube of a guy doing knuckle handstand push-ups.

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Re: Push-Up Challenge!

#20 Postby bodybag » Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:52 am

Crystal wrote:Starting next Monday, Nov. 24th until Friday Nov. 28th the challenge is to see how many push-ups you can do. Not all at once of course, maybe 5 here, or 10 there repeatedly throughout the day for 5 days. Full ones of course with proper form, but it will be on your honor.
Ms. Crystal, lets make this challenge ongoing and not end it on Nov. 28th. 1 day max.

I think the rules should be hands no wider than shoulder width apart. Feet no wider than 12 inches apart. Push-ups can be done on the palms, back of the hands, knuckles, finger tips, thumbs only or whatever feels comfortable.

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Re: Push-Up Challenge!

#21 Postby bodybag » Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:23 am

bodybag wrote:
I'm Your Man wrote:what are knuckle push-ups ? I'm looking for variety for next week.
Do a search on youtube. I can't find a good video of knuckle push-ups right now.

Make a fist with both hands. Knuckle push-ups are shoulder width push-ups done on the first two knuckles of each hand like a cross punch, palms facing towards your feet. They can also be done with your palms facing each other. I hope this description helps.

Months ago I watched a video on youtube of a guy doing knuckle handstand push-ups.
Kickboxing Push-Ups : Kickboxing: Full Knuckle Push-Ups
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=QHJ4POvWX ... re=related

Chibuu Phan's nuckles stand push ups
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=g9ns1gvm8Ak

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Re: Push-Up Challenge!

#22 Postby I'm Your Man » Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:18 am

Thanks for those videos, especially the knuckle stand push-ups, I just tried it and it's way better for the wrists. It hurts the knuckles but after a few times it should be fine. I had stronger knuckles before, I used to punch for hours and hours on different surfaces, like little punches on desks/tables at my job when there was nothing to do, or wrapping my fists and punching on wood while watching movies at home. Bruce Lee used to do this and we've found destroyed stuff where he trained, like damaged cedar.
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Re: Push-Up Challenge!

#23 Postby bodybag » Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:41 am

You're welcome IYM!

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Re: Push-Up Challenge!

#24 Postby pazios2002 » Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:43 pm

Richard wrote:Let's keep it civil guys, focus on push-ups and not shit 8)



I dont care if its civil I just cant stand it when people dont name names. :evil:
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Re: Push-Up Challenge!

#25 Postby pazios2002 » Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:52 pm

off topic a little, but I noticed this link when I was watching IYM on youtube. They sure seem to slide alot. I would have thought they would at least of had a traction footing like regular push up stands.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af6OYMNe ... re=related
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Re: Push-Up Challenge!

#26 Postby Crystal » Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:10 pm

bodybag wrote:Lets make this challenge ongoing and not end it on Nov. 28th. 1 day max.

Eh, the competition started out as 5-day max challenge between me and Phil. We can do 1 day max variations for a different comp another time or see how we feel at the end?

bodybag wrote:I think the rules should be hands no wider than shoulder width apart. Feet no wider than 12 inches apart. Push-ups can be done on the palms, back of the hands, knuckles, finger tips, thumbs only or whatever feels comfortable.

I agree with all this, but the arm-width rule. Everyone is a little different. My brother does better with a super-wide hand width and when my shoulders bother me I have to stick with a narrower hand width. Knuckles are of course fine, its much better for your wrists and that is how I do them :)

Anyway, just over 24 hours until the comp starts! (midnight to midnight, for me that is 27 hours away) :D

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Re: Push-Up Challenge!

#27 Postby I'm Your Man » Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:19 pm

That will be fun. I aim 10 000 for the week.
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Re: Push-Up Challenge!

#28 Postby Crystal » Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:01 am

My goal is 1000 :oops:

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Re: Push-Up Challenge!

#29 Postby sosso » Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:11 am

I'm Your Man wrote:That will be fun. I aim 10 000 for the week.


You're keen! You'll be doing about 90 pushups every hour that you're awake, if you normally get 8 hours sleep each night. :)

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Re: Push-Up Challenge!

#30 Postby bodybag » Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:27 am

Crystal wrote:Eh, the competition started out as 5-day max challenge between me and Phil.
Uh, you and Phil ain't the only people on this board. You should change the title of this thread to the 5-day max push-up challenge so folks don't confuse it with a 1-day max or consecutive Push-up Challenge.
Crystal wrote:I agree with all this, but the arm-width rule. Everyone is a little different. My brother does better with a super-wide hand width and when my shoulders bother me I have to stick with a narrower hand width.
Wide and super-wide hand width is way too easy. I'm not trying to develope chesticles. Chesticles don't develope functional strength. It's like having a 1RM squat challenge and allowing 1/4 squats to count.


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