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Old December 7th 04, 12:56 AM
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Well... that's the thing with body-weight exercises - you need to be
able to modify them to allow for different levels.

I suspect that's that audience that those push-ups are aimed at - the
group that is advanced enough to do them on their toes (rather than
their knees) but not to the level of doing the full dip.

BTW, after the full dip there are a number of more advanced push-ups.
In addition to changing the hand positions, there the Atlas Push-up
(done between two chairs) to get an ever greater range of motion,
there's the push-up with feet elevated, and then of course there's the
Hindu Push-up.

On Sat, 04 Dec 2004 21:19:08 -0500, meirman

On tv over the last year, whenever anyone does push-ups or sit-ups,
they do wimpy ones. They don't lower their chest or their back,
respectively, to the floor. This makes them much easier to do.

Is tv promoting wimpism, or has there been a determination that the
old, difficult methods can cause harm?

Should I continue to do my exercises the way I was taught in JHS?

I'm getting back in shape. I've lost 51 pounds (and maybe 8 inches
off my waist) and it's time I started exercising (beyond walking and
some physical work).

Crossposted. Could you please say what group you are replying from,
so I can read what else you have to say?

(I have maybe 29 pounds to go to my original maximum goal weight.
I'll reevaluate when I get there. The absolute most I have to lose is
45 more pounds, but I don't think I want to do that.)


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