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 Post subject: Push ups And triceps
PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:57 pm 
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Well i have 2 questions. First is approximately how much percentage of your body do you push when doing incline, decline, and regular push ups?

The other is when I do skullcrushers, when going back up into straight arm position there is a feeling of discomfort in my triceps close to the elbow. What could be the reason for that?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:45 pm 
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Also forgot to add, what would be a good work out routine if i just want to lose weight and build muscle.

Im 6'5" and weigh 240pounds.


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Since this is posted under Exercise Science, I decided that I should do a highly scientific study. Based on my study:

Conventional PU (hands on bathroom scale which is on the floor, toes on floor)=66%BW
Incline PU (BR scale on dining room chair)=52%BW
Decline PU (BR scale on floor, toes on dining room chair)=74%BW

Of course, the sample size is not too large. Ok, it's just 1. Me.

When I was about half done, it occurred to me, "Why not just tell this guy to do this himself?" I didn't have a good answer, but I already had the scale out, so I finished.

For your second question, see the stickies at the top of the General forum, and at the top of the Diet and Nutrition forum.


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Haha, nice study.


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Yeah...nice work. I didn't figure it would be so easy to test it.

Does the weight change a lot from up to down position?

To make round numbers, could approximate at about half BW, 2/3 and 3/4.


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TCO wrote:
Yeah...nice work. I didn't figure it would be so easy to test it.

Does the weight change a lot from up to down position?
I didn't test it, but it should go up a little as you go down.

TCO wrote:
To make round numbers, could approximate at about half BW, 2/3 and 3/4.
Sure, why not?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:23 pm 
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If you think logically decline push ups would be pushing less on your upper body cause the weight is more on your lower. If you elevate your feet and do incline push ups it would bring more weight bearing on your upper body.

BTW Jungle doc great way to do a study....very pimpish and creative haha.

Also the pain while doing skull crushers at your elbow most likely has to do with one of the lower heads of your triceps. If you get pain there take the weight down a little and see if that helps. Also watch your form bad form can cause pain as well.

My left elbow cracks with every rep I do with skull crushers I just keep going and don't let it bother me due to the fact it just does that and hasn't caused any problems.

Just remember listen to your body. Soreness is fine but pain is not.

Also for your routine if you want to lose weight think of doing a lot of low impact cardiovascular work to just try and burn calories. All stored fat is calories. Also if you can eliminate soda from your diet if you have any.

I also read that there was a study done in Germany that if you were to wake up and before your morning pee you drink two 8oz glasses of water you would increase your metabolism but 33% because your body starts digesting very early and since water has 0 calories it starts you off on the right foot.


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