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    Hey Guys,

    I just posted a new blog about hand and finger strength. Check it out and let me know what you think!

    -Al
    "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they couldn't be more different."

    "You can have anything you want, but you can't have everything you want."

    My blog: http://www.AlKavadlo.com

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    Awesome! Although those fingertip push-ups will take some time to master.. I could only manage 1!

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    • #3
      Take some of your weight off by working these on your knees, that's how I started.

      Great article once again, Al.
      I used to seriously post here, now I prefer to troll.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by halfbunny View Post
        Awesome! Although those fingertip push-ups will take some time to master.. I could only manage 1!
        That's a good start!

        Originally posted by iniQuity View Post
        Take some of your weight off by working these on your knees, that's how I started.

        Great article once again, Al.
        Thanks! And yeah the knee variant is a good one, too.
        "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they couldn't be more different."

        "You can have anything you want, but you can't have everything you want."

        My blog: http://www.AlKavadlo.com

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        • #5
          Just send your clients rock climbing There are some good boulders in Central Park!

          I like the pic of you doing the fingertip handstand btw, very impressive!

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          • #6
            i tried the plank on my fingertips, just to see and got to 10 secs. and then i did a pressup. i was amazed! will def be doing more as i did some climbing at the weekend and loved it.

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            • #7
              As usual, you never fail to deliver! I've been building my grip strength back up, but it can be a painfully slow process sometimes...
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              • #8
                Originally posted by ciep View Post
                Just send your clients rock climbing There are some good boulders in Central Park!

                I like the pic of you doing the fingertip handstand btw, very impressive!
                Thanks! And yeah, climbing is a fantastic hand and grip workout!

                Originally posted by seaweed View Post
                i tried the plank on my fingertips, just to see and got to 10 secs. and then i did a pressup. i was amazed! will def be doing more as i did some climbing at the weekend and loved it.
                Good start! Keep it up!

                Originally posted by EvRevFit View Post
                As usual, you never fail to deliver! I've been building my grip strength back up, but it can be a painfully slow process sometimes...
                Thanks, Josh! Slow and steady!
                "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they couldn't be more different."

                "You can have anything you want, but you can't have everything you want."

                My blog: http://www.AlKavadlo.com

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by seaweed View Post
                  i tried the plank on my fingertips, just to see and got to 10 secs. and then i did a pressup. i was amazed! will def be doing more as i did some climbing at the weekend and loved it.
                  Al, I segued away from just free weight lifting & now do Convict Conditioning modified w/ some yoga & bicep curls & a few other lifting exercises I value & just don't want to stop entirely. My question is about planks: I've been doing planks pretty much every day 4-5 days a week.

                  My planks look like this: 2 minutes in standard pushup position, 1 min on each side, single hand planks, then another 2 minutes in standard pushup position. I try to do them without resting, but if I feel the need to rest, I do downward dog. I time them all w/ my cell phone.

                  Is that too much? I alternate days for my upper & lower body exercises, of course. But I've been doing planks each day with all the upper & lower sequences, though I do take 1-2 days off to rest from all exercise, whenever I feel particularly sore or just feel like chillin'... Sometimes I don't swim either. I figure rest is rest. I swim about 4-6 days a week, depends on work, mood, weather...
                  "Science is not belief but the will to find out." ~ Anonymous
                  "Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart." ~ Gandhi
                  "The flogging will continue until morale improves." ~ Unknown

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Betorq View Post
                    Al, I segued away from just free weight lifting & now do Convict Conditioning modified w/ some yoga & bicep curls & a few other lifting exercises I value & just don't want to stop entirely. My question is about planks: I've been doing planks pretty much every day 4-5 days a week.

                    My planks look like this: 2 minutes in standard pushup position, 1 min on each side, single hand planks, then another 2 minutes in standard pushup position. I try to do them without resting, but if I feel the need to rest, I do downward dog. I time them all w/ my cell phone.

                    Is that too much? I alternate days for my upper & lower body exercises, of course. But I've been doing planks each day with all the upper & lower sequences, though I do take 1-2 days off to rest from all exercise, whenever I feel particularly sore or just feel like chillin'... Sometimes I don't swim either. I figure rest is rest. I swim about 4-6 days a week, depends on work, mood, weather...

                    Since I know pretty much nothing about you, you're in a much better position than I am to assess whether or not it's too much for you. However, I'm guessing the answer is no since you wouldn't be able to do it every workout without issue if it were too much. It certainly wouldn't be too much for me, but it would be for some people. Know'm sayin?
                    "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they couldn't be more different."

                    "You can have anything you want, but you can't have everything you want."

                    My blog: http://www.AlKavadlo.com

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