clap pushups

  1. Banned
    Brolic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    1,367
    Rep Power
    0

    clap pushups


    i saw these guys doing them today... i was thinking they mite more hurt than good.. great for ur delts but kill ur joints..


    what do u think?

  2. Registered User
    Highlanda01602's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    1,254
    Rep Power
    736

    Just about any form of plyometrics gets a thumbs up in my book. I use them in some conditioning workouts, and they can be very taxing. Good stuff. As for the joints... there's nothing to really get worked up over unless you have a shoulder/upper body injury.
  3. Board Supporter
    Mr.50's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  208 lbs.
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Age
    39
    Posts
    3,219
    Rep Power
    1862

    Quote Originally Posted by Brolic View Post
    i saw these guys doing them today... i was thinking they mite more hurt than good.. great for ur delts but kill ur joints..


    what do u think?

    Nah bro its all good. You just got to be careful. Just do them on a slightly soft surtface. Too soft and the reactive stretch response is defeated.......too hard and you are right ithurts the joints. Medium coushin and its just right. You can also do drop push ups off boxes 4-5 inches high and then back up to the box. Like box jumps for increasing vertical leap. Good stuff. Dont do them as frequently and as much volume as your normal weight training though.
    •   
       

  4. Registered User
    hardknock's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  185 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    3,179
    Rep Power
    18652

    I did them back in high school and my first college run...really pumped the arms and delts...I can't do them now though because it puts to much stress on my wrist (getting older is a b!tch).

    Just onr thing, if you're doing them, make sure your hands land even. If the land wrong, it could mean torn ligaments or severe wrist problems in your older years....
    ---The destruction of my enemies is to make them my friends---
  5. Registered User
    lightemup's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"   lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    california
    Posts
    262
    Rep Power
    252

    love them. i don't see anything wrong with them besides the fact that they wear the **** out of you. when i do my push-ups i vary them like the first 20 are normal then the next 20 are clap. couple sets and you will feel the burn....
  6. Registered User
    Joshua86's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  180 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Kentucky
    Age
    27
    Posts
    408
    Rep Power
    279

    Resistance training with heavy weights is going to cause much more wear on your joints than any plyometric exercise, if done properly.
  •   

      
     

Similar Forum Threads

  1. If You Love FREE SHIPPING Clap Your Hands!
    By stryder in forum Nutraplanet
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 03-10-2009, 12:49 PM
  2. Pushups?
    By Doubravkody in forum Bulking
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10-26-2008, 10:31 AM
  3. Pushups
    By jerz912 in forum Training Forum
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 01-09-2008, 11:52 AM
  4. pushups and benching
    By Maverick24 in forum Training Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-12-2007, 03:42 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in