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OJ_2_OK SparkPoints: (20,097)
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12/25/12 4:24 P

Thank you every one for the great suggestions I hadn't thought of table push ups or step push ups but will have to try it. I haven't done the plank in awhile...or any strength training for that manner but I'm trying to gradually work my weigh into it. I will have to start doing some planks.

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12/25/12 10:00 A

As others have noted, wall push ups are a great way to build upper body strength. Another way to do push ups is with a table. Try table push ups too.

Are you doing plank ? Another good exercise to help you do military style push ups is the plank. If you can't hold plank on your hands, try modified plank.

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercises.asp
?exercise=7


Don't forget the old cliche,"how do I get to Carnegie Hall ?" Answer ? practice, practice, practice.

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KKKAREN SparkPoints: (218,296)
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12/25/12 9:45 A

I think it's a great way to get started!

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12/25/12 8:43 A

Absolutely! there are always ways to modify exercises to accommodate most people!

MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 14,364
12/25/12 4:03 A

The Spark article "You Can Do Perfect Pushups" www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=1003
sets out how to train towards regular pushups.

And it includes wall pushups as one of the steps towards this goal.

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12/25/12 1:46 A

ZORBS13
- awesome idea! Thank you!!


I have been using the Smith machine at the gym. I use the bar to rest my hands on and have been lowering it.

Wall pushups are also excellent!

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12/24/12 11:13 P

Absolutely, and if you have stairs in your house, you can progressively put your hands on lower steps until you can do full pushups.

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12/24/12 10:35 P

Are wall push ups a good route to go if I don't have the strength to do a regular push up ?

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