im on facebook and in a pushup fan club, we were having a debate about posture in pushups. I said how form is important, to keep the back staright and go all the way down and up in a controlled pace, to prevent momentum from taking over.
Some twat said this:
“I think not locking arms and going quicker is better for metabolic training/conditioning. If you are farmiliar with kipping pullups, they aren’t strict pullups. Strict pullups are good for strenght, but kipping pullups are produce more work output and a lot of people say they are more benificial. I think this is the idea behind pushups as well”
Is he right or just full of shit??
Not the same thing.
A correct kipping pullup is still full ROM movement. A pushup with bad form is a pushup with bad form.
Best analogy that I’ve found is:
A strict pullup is to a kipping pullup as a overhead press is to a push press.
Trying to compare a shitty pushup to a kipping pullup is not valid.
I agree here. I would say that if the guy on FB wants better metabolic conditioning he should do full ROM push ups faster. Think: to the point where his hands pop off the ground at the top. Developing force velocity is the key to using push ups as met con training.
You can tell by his terminology that he has read and MISunderstood some crossfit ideas. He should review his info to see that foot pounds of force are developed over a range of motion, full ROM being the most effective ROM.