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Old 01-23-2006, 03:14 PM   #1
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knuckle pushups vs. regular pushups

hey just wondering is there any major differences in doing knuckle pushups as apposed to doing regular pushups.. does anyone recommend them over regular ones for faster results or anything like that?

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Old 01-23-2006, 03:48 PM   #2
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Re: knuckle pushups vs. normal pushups

Doing pushups on your knuckles can slightly increase your range of motion, which is good.

 
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Old 01-23-2006, 06:42 PM   #3
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Re: knuckle pushups vs. normal pushups

Also makes your knuckles tougher

 
Old 01-24-2006, 01:57 AM   #4
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Re: knuckle pushups vs. normal pushups

Strengthens your wrists too, I would imagine.

 
Old 01-24-2006, 03:33 PM   #5
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Re: knuckle pushups vs. normal pushups

I've done both and I believe it's good to do both.

Knuckle push-ups strengthen your wrists and knuckle bones.
Regular push-ups help your wrist's flexibility.

They both flex a lot of muscles in your hands, so I don't see much of a difference there.

my girlfriend tells me knuckle push-ups make me look like a horse. (hooves...fists? heh, whatever lol)

 
Old 01-24-2006, 06:44 PM   #6
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Re: knuckle pushups vs. normal pushups

I type all day, so I like to do knuckle pushups or — better yet — hold on to small dumbbells while I do pushups so they're like handles. It's nice on my wrists, which I guess are getting carpal tunnel.

 
Old 01-24-2006, 08:28 PM   #7
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Re: knuckle pushups vs. normal pushups

all that seems true so far.. but I honestly feel like i have more of a workout.. more burn when I do knuckle pushups.. I do them with my fists parallel to my body..

 
Old 01-24-2006, 08:50 PM   #8
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Re: knuckle pushups vs. normal pushups

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I type all day, so I like to do knuckle pushups or — better yet — hold on to small dumbbells while I do pushups so they're like handles. It's nice on my wrists, which I guess are getting carpal tunnel.
Those dumbbells never slip do they?

you might risk an injury to your chin if they ever feel like they're going to slide on you. (that is, if your using them on a hard surface)

 
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