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    Chris Hansen is offline Senior Member
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    Default Pushups on parallettes vs floor?

    Hi

    For a non-gymnast, is there any reason to do pushups on parallettes instead of the floor?

    Thanks

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    Com. Stefan is offline Senior Member
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    Full ROM and easier on the wrists. I don't like the extended ROM myself but others may disagree.

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    Rob Drewry is offline Banned
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    I would caution on the extended range of motion. I was training push-ups myself and found my wrist didn't care for the strain. I bought some push-up bars and continued training, trying to touch my chest to the floor. The extra few inches in range makes a huge difference. After about 5 sessions in this extended range, ignoring a nagging little pain in the right outer pec area, last week I strained it pretty good, maybe even tore it a little. So now I'm off chest presses of any kind for awhile until it heals. Maybe a couple more weeks. Someone younger may not have the issue (I'm 56), but approach it wisely. Stop at the level of your hands, or, if you decide to continue to the floor, break into that slowly and in a controlled fashion.

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    it's really just a variation.
    If you already have parallettes then use them and see how fun it is. If not then I don't think there's any reason in investing in some if your only plan with them is doing push ups.

    I don't think the p-bar push up is superior to the floor push up - just another variation, same but different

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