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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-17-2007, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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one handed push ups

just how strong do you need to be to do one handed pushups, i cant even do one atm.
pushup wise i can do 35 or so before im knackered, and i can bench 80kgs for one rep
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Depends on how much you weigh. Just keep doing pushups and raise your legs if they start getting easy. If you do leg-elevated pushups everyday for a week or 2 you should be able to do at least one 1-handed pushup. They're not ridiculously hard to do, just depends on how much you weigh and you also have to position your body differently than a normal pushup.
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I can do about 80 normal pushups right now, and between 7-12 one armed pushups depending on how I feel. Its a different technique too though, you have to shift your centre of mass over and I usually spread my legs a bit when I do them.
Theire not a really good exercise though, they may be cool to show off with or w/e, but I'm pretty sure theire not too great for your back and theres really no point in them.
If you want harder pushups, do as WL2FU said and elevate your legs. If you want to go a step up from that, try doing them on fingertips and knuckles, theire a lot harder on your arms that way.

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The best progression for 1hand pushups would be to start by only lowering yourself and resetting, doing it as slowly as you can.

Its very important to keep the back neutral, because this is a pretty good rotational stability exercise and scapular stability exercise, more so then a push-strength exercise.

Usually finger-pushups aren't really a useful exercise since using fingertips doesn't make it harder in a very useful way. Knuckle pushups are better because they increase the rom without putting stress in very small joints like the fingers.

Making exercises like this harder is not about shifting load from bigger joints to smaller but to use more difficult leverages on the big joints. That way raising your legs is a good start as well as doing the first steps towards the no-leg pushup.
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I havent done them in a long time. but prob 2-3



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i dont intend to use em to train, ill stick to my weights but i was just wondering
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I can do them on three fingers I wonder if it is possible to do them on 2 or 1 finger.

I dont think bench presses help for push ups. I was able to do them with 15 and I was bad at bench pressing at that time. I think weight lifting is not good for push ups because you increase your weight.

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It is hard to compare your bench press to your pushup without knowing your body's weight. It can also vary a lot based upon where you place your hands and how your weight is situated.

A lot of the OAP is form. I think before attempting it you should increase the 2-arm pushup to an amount of strength far in excess what you think a OAP demands.

Repetitions are one way, one can also wear a weight vest, or if possible balance a plate on the upper back, or a weighted pad over the neck (obviously being careful not to overload the erectors, or have it slip off).

Those stretch bands they sell fo pushups also look mighty attractive to me.

Anyway with all that in mind, I believe Pavel Tsatsouline wrote a book on unilateral movements like that.
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I can do them on three fingers I wonder if it is possible to do them on 2 or 1 finger.

I dont think bench presses help for push ups. I was able to do them with 15 and I was bad at bench pressing at that time. I think weight lifting is not good for push ups because you increase your weight.
Its possible, my friend did it on his thumb, once tho.

Anyways, for 1 hand pushups, how old are you and how much do you weigh. Because if you're still in elementary school, and do 30 thats fine, but if you're like in highschool and can only do 30 before you're dead, start with basic pushups first and develop more strength before you try 1 hand.

And also like others said you need positioning and all that crap.

If you're in elementary school i would not recommend this, but if you're not, try following a pushup log here.

Its like every hour do you're max number of pushups, 2nd day like 50% or something.

Anyways give us a few more details. Age, weight, height, etc..

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-01-2007, 04:14 AM Thread Starter
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my father in laws old Sifu (i think its called that, master anyway) at sil lum kune could do alot of press ups on his thumbs, or any of his fingers
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