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Snow White and the Seven Push Ups 
10th-Dec-2015 01:09 pm
weights, deadlift
I can now do 7 push-ups in a row with my hands elevated on a weight bench. Did a total of 49 hands-elevated push ups in today's workout. Did not go over and correct the form of the dude doing push ups (from the floor) next to me, though I was sorely tempted. "Excuse me, sir, do you have a moment to talk about our Lord and Saviour, Range of Motion?"

I'm slowly improving my goblet squat as well. Even if my range of motion in the squat is not what I would like it to be.
11th-Dec-2015 03:20 am (UTC)
13th-Dec-2015 06:54 am (UTC)
You have just vindicated my belief that I'm better off doing 20 full-depth push-ups on my knees than 10 shallow excuses for push-ups on my toes.

(Hypothetically speaking. Right now, I'm still working on getting my wrist to accept even half of my weight while hyperextended.)
13th-Dec-2015 08:12 pm (UTC)
Yes, although if you have the option, elevating your hands (against a wall or on a countertop, chair, bench, or step - whatever height produces a reasonable level of challenge) is a slightly better option for making the push up easier than doing them from your knees. Just because doing push ups from your knees eliminates most of the work that your abs and glutes have to do to keep your body in a straight line from your ankles to your shoulders. But regardless, you're almost always better off using an easier variation of an exercise that you can do with full range of motion rather than a harder variation with partial range of motion.

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