Power push up

Discussion in 'Bodyweight' started by JohnC, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. JohnC

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    Hello,
    In The quick and the Dead instruction on the power push up it says “ The negative is a free fall” does this mean I drop from top position, catch myself before touching the floor then explode up?
    Thanks for the help,
    John
     
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  2. Hasbro

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    I think a controlled free fall would be more in order. In other words I think you should at least have a little bit of resistance on the negative. I just do my regular type push-up but try to explode more than I normally do. But I’m dealing with arthritis in my wrist and shoulders so I have to be careful.
     
  3. JohnC

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    Outstanding! Thanks for the help.
     
  4. mikhael

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    I do PPU like this:
    Starting set from the floor, lying on a stomach. But I tense my body before the set is initiated. Then I explode as hard as I can, free fall with resistant (kind of breaking), touch and go.
     
  5. JohnC

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    That’s what I was doing but wasn’t sure. I’ll experiment with both & see how it feels. I guess the important part is exploding up.
    Thank you
     
  6. mikhael

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    There is also second variation of the PPU where your hands (palms or fists) remain on a surface. I think it's called 'rooted', correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  7. JohnC

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    Yes, I think that is correct.
     
  8. Maine-ah KB

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    Heres examples of power pushups.
     
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  9. JohnC

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    Thank you I appreciate the help
     

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