Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by timberwolf, Jul 24, 2005.
Lovely. What benefit does doing it on your knuckles have over doing it palm-down?
don't lie, you've been beating bitches
Those knuckles are straight gangsta!
Good question. I did it that way because I found it more difficult.
Only when I'm supposed to pay up and I know I'm short of cash.
Have you ever tried chain-suspended push-ups?
How do you do them?
With Blast Straps
Chain Suspended Push-Ups with Blast Straps
Category: Supplemental and Accessory
Muscles Targeted: Chest, Shoulders, Triceps
Exercise Description: This movement is performed by setting up Blast Straps around the top of a power rack or other stable object. You can set the handles as close or far away from the floor as you'd like. The closer to the floor, the harder the movement will be.
I've found it best to set the straps 4-6 inches off the floor. With this set-up you'll be able to get a very deep stretch and increase the range of motion, something you can't do with a barbell or a standard push-up.
Grab the handles and set your body up in a standard push-up position. Make sure your torso is rigid; don't allow your lower back to sag or raise your glutes in the air. Strive to keep your shoulders, hips and knees in a straight line. If you have difficulty maintaining this position, you can perform the push-ups while on your knees. This is often caused by a lack of ab and low back strength. (I often use the suspended push-up position to access core strength in athletes.)
To increase the difficulty of this exercise, try placing your feet on an elevated surface or a stability ball. Placing an exercise band behind your back is another great way to make this exercise more challenging. I've also found that using a variety of hand and elbow positions during your sets allows for great versatility.
• Rounding your back. This should be common sense, but I see it all the time. Keep your damn back straight.
• Not using a full range of motion. One reason for the straps is to allow you to go deep. Note: If you have shoulder problems or it hurts to go too low, then be smart, don't do it!
• Setting the straps too high. Unless you're pathetic and can’t do a push-up, then drop the straps down close to the floor.
Thanks. Now I'm going to try and order them this week.
Well, if you're going to order blast straps, you might as well read this.
Hmmm...so you get two straps for 54.95???
i did pushups with a light band after ME bench today. it was cool.
Just finished ordering it.
I wanted to buy some blast straps until I found out they were $55
huge rip off...
I made some for $10
2 dog leashes from wal-mart
^ he still beat you down like a lil bitch, he probley could have had his way with you 2.
i dont see knuckle pushups being a benefit over palmdown pushups, as all you're doing is decreasing the surface space that you're body is relying on to touch the floor, by decreasing that surface space, you're increasing the pressure on the skin that is actually touching the floor, so besides being more painful..i dont see how it would help muscle development
good decision, you'll like the work....I use a swiss ball for my feet to make it a little more difficult. Also there are some sick pull up variations I do with chains too.
I think it'd be safe to assume there'd be added wrist strength.
plus stronger knuckles/skin on your knuckles. that is if you care about that (fighting/boxing) bruce lee did that shit so it must work
Since it's primarily only on the two knuckles... doesn't it destabilize you?
yeah, that's a good point...probably helps with forearm development
Despite the apparent bruising/ discoloration it doesn't hurt at all.
it's teh frostbite from teh canadian weathers!!!!