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    kimjansson is offline Senior Member
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    Default CC pushup imbalance?

    can anyone figure this imbalance out?
    i have a hard time getting past step 5 of pushups,which is ordinary pushups.
    today i did 15 and 12, but after resting 1 min i can do 15 close pushups which is step 6.
    should be the other way around
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    the first two sets might have warmed you up so the close grip ones were easier or your triceps could be a more developed than your chest but its nothing you should be worried about

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    LilD has to be right, buddy. I just tried and after doing a hard set of step 5 (12), then takin a break, I managed only 2 piss poor close push ups.

    You are an alien!!

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    Close push ups are much harder in my opinion. I have done both since I was a kid but I could always do more regular push ups then close push ups. Did you use the same candence, that is a big deal on a push up.
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    karate Pipes:
    ShuriteKempo: same cadence,maybe even slower cause i used a metronome. have the " same" problem benching. cant bench more than 105 kg for a couple of reps,but able to do deep dips on my rings, 5 sets of 5 reps with 25kg. and have no problem cleaning and pressing two 24 kg kettlebells.
    but my triceps is not very strong doing pure triceps work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kimjansson View Post
    karate Pipes:
    ShuriteKempo: same cadence,maybe even slower cause i used a metronome. have the " same" problem benching. cant bench more than 105 kg for a couple of reps,but able to do deep dips on my rings, 5 sets of 5 reps with 25kg. and have no problem cleaning and pressing two 24 kg kettlebells.
    but my triceps is not very strong doing pure triceps work.
    kim
    You should try resistance band pushups. You have to know the secret hand hold :-) I love doing them. You use a loop made from about a 5 foot peice of resistance band. If you want to try them I can send you pics of the proper hand position to do them.
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    Default bands/chains/vest

    Quote Originally Posted by ShuriteKempo View Post
    You should try resistance band pushups. You have to know the secret hand hold :-) I love doing them. You use a loop made from about a 5 foot peice of resistance band. If you want to try them I can send you pics of the proper hand position to do them.
    thx man but i have tried that.and chains,vest,weightplate. i suck at pushups but can do hspu its very strange. maybe i should take CC pushups out of my training program and just GTG them for a month or so.in the CC manner 2:1:2.
    kim

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    Default CC pushup imbalance?

    Kim,

    From what I can tell, the close pushups (and dips for that matter) place less emphasis on the chest and more on the triceps. It sounds to me like you just need to strengthen your chest muscles more. Try using a really wide grip on the pushups (this will lower your ROM) but will really hit your pecs. Let us know how you get on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iforwms View Post
    Kim,

    From what I can tell, the close pushups (and dips for that matter) place less emphasis on the chest and more on the triceps. It sounds to me like you just need to strengthen your chest muscles more. Try using a really wide grip on the pushups (this will lower your ROM) but will really hit your pecs. Let us know how you get on!

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    hi ifor
    i have come to that conclusion too, they are actually quite weak.ill try the wider pushups that you recommended.thx
    kim

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