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  • Convict Conditioning / Pushup Q's

    Hi everyone,

    Im in week 2 of convict conditioning. Doing wall pushups I just did 2 sets of 30. This is much harder than you might imagine! In the 2nd set my arms were getting a bit shaky, and as I progressed the left one in particular really 'wobbled' on the push out -- I leant into it more (ie put more weight on) and thi seemed to help, but then the left shoulder at the front started to feel like it was being worked hard.

    So...

    Is pushing on through shakes a good or bad idea?
    Is that shoulder thing the wrong muscles being recruited, or maybe just an imbalance becoming noticeable? (i am very weak in the left shoulder).

    Many thanks!

  • #2
    In the book Coach Wade points out that movements should be controlled. Working though a movement and pushing yourself is a good thing though. It does not sound like you are ready to progress yet.
    Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
    PS
    Don't forget to play!

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    • #3
      Yes. So do you think I should quit when the shaking starts and progress more slowly Dirlot?

      thanks,

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      • #4
        Keep in control, maybe go a rep or two but stay focused on the movement.
        Eating primal is not a diet, it is a way of life.
        PS
        Don't forget to play!

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        • #5
          Ok thanks!

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          • #6
            It sounds like you are unbalanced between your left and right side. Keep working at this, and it will balance out over time.

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            • #7
              Cor your not kidding jfreaksho! Hours later my left triceps is still "quivering" on and off, mostly on...

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              • #8
                I would stop if the shaking is that bad. Be patient, the gains come quickly at the beginning, there is no need to push that hard. Are you doing the New Blood routine? Make sure you give yourself plenty of rest. Your body is busy making changes to adapt to the stress you have placed upon it.

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                • #9
                  It does not sound like you are ready to progress yet.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Diogenes View Post
                    I would stop if the shaking is that bad. Be patient, the gains come quickly at the beginning, there is no need to push that hard. Are you doing the New Blood routine? Make sure you give yourself plenty of rest. Your body is busy making changes to adapt to the stress you have placed upon it.
                    Hi Diogenes, yes new blood. I do a yoga class and walk an hour a day but apart from that CC is my main activity adn it's just the 2x per week.

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                    • #11
                      You have met the intermediate standard for wall pushups, so next time do 3 sets, but stop the set if you start getting shaky. Take a long enough rest between sets that you feel strong for the next set. Be sure to keep a log and be patient, you will be stronger every week. Time spent on these early steps will pay dividends later. Keep us advised of your progress, there is plenty of support to be had on these forums.

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                      • #12
                        Definitely add a 3rd set, and look to just add a rep or two each week. Pushing through shaking on Step 1 isn't likely a good idea (as Coach Wade points out).

                        As others have noted, it if you stick with it, and increase gradually, things will work out.

                        Also, as you get used to the moves, and if you lose weight in the meantime, things may speed up a bit for you over time.

                        The biggest trick is not to be in a rush!

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                        • #13
                          >>The biggest trick is not to be in a rush!

                          I hear you. And this is exactly what really resonated with me when I read the book. I've yo yo'd up and down with strength training for some years. Always had to give up as it starts to effect my adversely. My hope is that CC can offer some rehabilitation for my somewhat abused body!

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