[quote]Chris Colucci wrote:
Are they healthy?
I’m not sure…what are it’s cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and bodyfat?
I can do “diamond” pushups, where you put your hands together… normal pushups… and wide pushups.
The thing is, I cant find anything valuable in them except that when I do them my stomach feels tighter.
That just means you’re bracing your core properly, no problem. But if your abs or obliques are getting sore afterwards, that would tell me that your abs are actually a weak link and should be addressed specifically.
So what are your opinions on push-ups?
Two thumbs up, no doubt. The basic push-up is, if you’re moderate to advanced, a great warm-up movement. And the push-up in general lends itself to so many variations, it’s ridiculous.
If basic, wide, and diamond push-ups are all relatively easy for you (you can crank out 15+ reps with no big deal, my favorite variation is the T-push-up (a.k.a. rotating push-up).
I think T-push-ups trump even 1-arm’ers when it comes to their level of ass-kickingness. To do them, perform one basic push-up, then pause at the top and rotate your body so the right side of your body pivots on your left arm, at the shoulder.
You should end up looking like the letter “T” on its side; your right arm straight in the air, pointed at the ceiling; your left foot rotated onto the outside edge; and your left arm is straight, supporting your weight.
Slowly “un-rotate” yourself, and return to the starting position (onto both arms, held straight), descend for another full push-up, then rotate to the other side (pivoting on your right arm, sending your left side into the air). Return back to the ground, both arms straight. That’s one gigantic rep. I’d shoot for 4x8 (each arm). Or if you’re in an extremely masochistic mood, 2x20.[/quote]
the t pushups kicking the ass of the one armers?i will have to check that out. one arm pushup is the b est thing since beef jerky so its hard to imagine any other pushup variation kicking its ass apart from the handstand pushup. your explanation is hard to understand though so im gonna have to google it. thanks