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2003/08/24 22:56:59 (permalink)

One-handed push-ups

My weight is 145 lbs. When I put my hands on the scale in push-up position, the weight is 100 lbs. So it is exactly the same thing than benching with a 100 lbs barbell, right?
So if I do one-handed push-up, is it the same thing than benching 200 lbs?
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    RE: One-handed push-ups 2003/08/25 05:44:44 (permalink)
    I see where your coming from with the 200lbs thing,i think its still 100lbs but your just doing it with one arm. If you are using two arms then you could say you have 50lbs on each arm.


    Would you not be pushing up 145lbs because thats your weight,when you got on the scales on push up position would it not change at different stages of the pushup depending on how much pressure your putting on it.
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    RE: One-handed push-ups 2003/08/25 09:53:35 (permalink)
    not really, because one handed press ups are all about distribution of weight....its technique more than anything.
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    RE: One-handed push-ups 2003/08/25 11:53:06 (permalink)
    I remember watching 1-handed push-ups for the first time in Rocky II. As a young kid I was trying to do them for weeks. As Liz said... It's all about distribution of weight, Stallone had his legs spread wide apart. So you can't work out the weight like that.
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    RE: One-handed push-ups 2003/08/25 14:36:51 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Feel_the_Burn

    I see where your coming from with the 200lbs thing,i think its still 100lbs but your just doing it with one arm. If you are using two arms then you could say you have 50lbs on each arm.



    Yes, if we use two arms, It's like 50lbs on each arm, so if we only use one arm, its like to have 100lbs on each arm, same as a 200lbs bench ?
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    RE: One-handed push-ups 2003/08/25 17:48:13 (permalink)
    I have a photo of my one handed press in my photos link below :):) (just to show off haha) I can only do them in sets of about 5 though.
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    RE: One-handed push-ups 2003/08/25 17:49:58 (permalink)
    http://uk.f1.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/gymbabeliz/vwp?.dir=/August+2003&.dnm=one+handed+press+up.jpg&.view=t&.done=http%3a//uk.f1.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/gymbabeliz/lst%3f%26.dir=/August%2b2003%26.src=ph%26.view=t

    dont know if that will work...
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    RE: One-handed push-ups 2003/08/25 21:59:32 (permalink)
    yeah it worked

    well done! Best i could manage was 7 (no laughing)
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    RE: One-handed push-ups 2003/08/25 23:06:28 (permalink)
    i didnt try it on lyno with socks on,slip and fall on my face. ouch
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    RE: One-handed push-ups 2003/08/26 00:50:16 (permalink)
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    I can only do them in sets of about 5 though.


    lol.... only 5! i wish that i could that many.
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    RE: One-handed push-ups 2003/08/26 11:39:06 (permalink)
    isnt onearm pushups more of a tricep thing? like close grip benches???
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    RE: One-handed push-ups 2003/08/26 13:58:11 (permalink)
    I did some one handed push up and I think, I'm not sure, than the both pecs work, as a normal push up, but only one of the both triceps work, so it seem to be only for triceps because it is always the triceps who fail the first.
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    RE: One-handed push-ups 2003/08/26 14:13:49 (permalink)
    i have never felt it in the triceps, its more a whole body thing for me
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    RE: One-handed push-ups 2003/08/26 16:14:18 (permalink)
    Your whole body work for stabilization, but it is still the same muscles than a normal push-up who do the most work.
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    RE: One-handed push-ups 2003/09/29 09:00:49 (permalink)
    I've never really felt it much in the triceps when doin one arm push ups, mostly the pecs and front delts, i've done 25 before and just quit from the damn burn, mighta been able to do a couple more, oh and i weigh about 210, but the most impressive one i ever done i think was when i done a one arm push up with my 135lb brother on my back, that was some tough **** there.
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