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Old 03-10-2008, 05:53 PM   #11 (permalink)
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sure if that makes u feel better about not doing pushups. i wouldnt trust my wrist to be able to take the force of my punch if i couldnt even do pushups without them hurting. why dont u at least do some wrist curls.
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:06 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Palm push ups are what people are saying hurt, and its probably due to the wrist only liking to bend so far back. I didn't read the link in first post so I hope I'm not missing anything.
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well kinda, the link was an article and one of the main points was that knuckle pushups are only good for callousing the skin on the knuckles, and dont do much for strengthening the hand or wrist... it explains why open palmed pushups will
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Old 03-13-2008, 09:09 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Just as the core muscles support the torso while standing upright, the muscles in the forearm support the wrist as you're doing knuckle pushups. If your supportive muscles in your arm are weak, your wrist will buckle, just like in a punch. That is how knuckle pushups help the supportive muscles of the wrist.
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If it worked that way, powerlifters would just stand with teh bar straight up over their heads during training, never lifting. if you do pushups on youtr palms your working the muscle required to hold you at a 180' angle to your body. thats why i think its best to be able to do both
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Reminds me of what Wanderlie Silva does for a warm-up.
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he holds weights straight up over his head?
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he holds weights straight up over his head?
He looks mean and clasps his fingers tight interlocking the fingers while rotating both wrists in an intimidating manner!
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If it worked that way, powerlifters would just stand with teh bar straight up over their heads during training, never lifting. if you do pushups on youtr palms your working the muscle required to hold you at a 180' angle to your body. thats why i think its best to be able to do both
I'm not saying knuckle pushups will make your arms stronger than doing palm pushups. I'm merely saying that it helps train the wrist to be solid during a punch. The last thing you want is for your wrist to buckle during a punch. It should be solid, as if there weren't even a joint at the wrist. If you squeeze your fist while doing the pushups, you will notice it does work the forearms. I understand the palm pushups work well, although differently. During a knuckle pushup, the forearms are working to support the wrist. It is of course a static contraction, but it trains the wrist to be solid during the punch. That's the only thing I'm claiming is better about knuckle pushups.
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