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50 pushups in a row, not going completely down for this, as wanted it to be below a minute and not sure if would be able to do 50 for that version.

I read 90 degrees is still proper form for a push up.

 

Anything else I can improve in my form ?

Sometimes when done many, neck hurts.

Shoulders are mostly fine.

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16 minutes ago, KWC said:

 

 

Check this video for proper form!

 

Why are you in a hurry, it is not a numbers game!

Yes, I'm following this as far as I can tell.

I just look forward in place of down, everybody says looking down makes it easy : is that the reason ?

 

 

Just wanted to hit 50 in a set, so the hurry. 

And I like the numbers thing be it KM's, reps etc - motivating factor.

 

Otherwise yes, slow reps have more form and are more difficult and effective.

 

 

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9 minutes ago, GunnerY2J said:

Yes, I'm following this as far as I can tell.

I just look forward in place of down, everybody says looking down makes it easy : is that the reason ?

 

 

Just wanted to hit 50 in a set, so the hurry. 

And I like the numbers thing be it KM's, reps etc - motivating factor.

 

Otherwise yes, slow reps have more form and are more difficult and effective.

 

9 minutes ago, GunnerY2J said:

 

Go slow, it is not an achievement game. You want to build strength and muscles right?

 

Or what is the objective?

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1 minute ago, KWC said:

 

Go slow, it is not an achievement game. You want to build strength and muscles right?

 

Or what is the objective?

Muscles not the primary goal : an added bonus - have had growth in the shoulder and a bit in the upper back - and my back has been a weak area of my body.

Also, not exercising brings back my low back pain so that's another reason.

 

Endurance and strength,yes.

I mainly want to improve my performance in football and cycling, both are off these days.

 

Need to enjoy them and numbers do give a sense of progression,

 

first wanted to hit 100 in 3 sets : done.

Now from a few days, wanted to hit 50 in a set, so paced up.

 

Now maybe the same numbers again but slower.

Don't have a pull up bar which could have been nice.

 

 

 

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22 minutes ago, GunnerY2J said:

Muscles not the primary goal : an added bonus - have had growth in the shoulder and a bit in the upper back - and my back has been a weak area of my body.

Also, not exercising brings back my low back pain so that's another reason.

 

Endurance and strength,yes.

I mainly want to improve my performance in football and cycling, both are off these days.

 

Need to enjoy them and numbers do give a sense of progression,

 

first wanted to hit 100 in 3 sets : done.

Now from a few days, wanted to hit 50 in a set, so paced up.

 

Now maybe the same numbers again but slower.

Don't have a pull up bar which could have been nice.

 

 

 

Yeah, I have one at home.. I think you can get in on Amazon or something, pretty useful

 

I have something like this, although I added longer screws than the ones they provided.

 

https://www.amazon.in/Doorway-Frame-Exercise-Fitness-Workout/dp/B07D5W6KJW/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=pull+up+bar&qid=1592145582&sr=8-2

 

Lower back usually means need to add a lot of core exercises, mainly static holds.

 

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41 minutes ago, KWC said:

Yeah, I have one at home.. I think you can get in on Amazon or something, pretty useful

 

I have something like this, although I added longer screws than the ones they provided.

 

https://www.amazon.in/Doorway-Frame-Exercise-Fitness-Workout/dp/B07D5W6KJW/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=pull+up+bar&qid=1592145582&sr=8-2

 

Lower back usually means need to add a lot of core exercises, mainly static holds.

 

699 is regular price, does it go lower ?

 

I'd like to buy it, but let's see if some cheaper 'jugaad' can be done.

 

I do core exercises like : plank, and some variations of supermans and stuff, follow some at home bodyweight channels.

Leg workouts I like and need to do more.

 

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24 minutes ago, playstationdude said:

Its already cheap at 699, I bought one from Decathlon for 2k. Although the grip the pull up bar from Decathlon makes with the door frame is ridiculously good, compared to the cheaper variants.

Door won't get closed ? 

I don't have an area with no door.

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1 hour ago, GunnerY2J said:

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Sent from my ASUS_X01BDA using Tapatalk
 

I think once your door closes, you would not get enough gap for the bar to be in place. You would have to mount it every time you need to use.

 

How much gap do you have remaining on the frame once you close the door?

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6 minutes ago, playstationdude said:

I think once your door closes, you would not get enough gap for the bar to be in place. You would have to mount it every time you need to use.

 

How much gap do you have remaining on the frame once you close the door?

Less than a finger as shown in the pic

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Decathlon one is very good. Not sure how amazon one will compare.

Also, you want to put it high enough that then when you hold it, your whole body hangs in the air, arms and legs straight, without a leg cross or a bend, that full range of motion will allow full retraction and protraction and does wonders for your workout.

You can still use it if you don't have enough height but something to keep in mind while choosing the place.

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30 days of only back exercises and daily push ups done.

 

 

Have gained some minor muscle in shoulders and upper back for the first time in life but still not low back pain free - doing abs exercises and shadow boxing exercises or sitting for long still brings it back, wonder what I have to do.

 

 

Is it ok to post back pic though ? Haven't seen anyone share hence but was happy to see the change and thought would share.

 

Sent from my ASUS_X01BDA using Tapatalk

 

 

 

 

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