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    Am I going to do myself any damage doing this...? 'Reverse standing push-ups'

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    When I'm waiting for the kettle to boil (and therefore have some 4 minutes to wait) I have started pushing myself up on my hands (so that my shoulders bear my full weight; fingers pointing outwards, hands flat.) facing out into the kitchen (the counter-tops form a 90-degree angle) and I have one hand on each counter. I push myself up and hold for a count of between 7 and 10.

    Just don't want to injure myself by doing something silly...
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    Unless I'm (meaning, me) missing something (not seeing it possibly) from my reading (skimming, really) of your post, I'm going to say not unless you have fage on your hands, though I have been called a feck-wit in the past (so season my opinion with some salt - more than a grain actually, your RDA there is much higher than in NA).

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    No pain? If not, I'd say it's fine. Body weight exercises and such.
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    Quote Originally Posted by naiadknight View Post
    No pain? If not, I'd say it's fine. Body weight exercises and such.
    That's what I thought. Least it's something useful to kill time. My shoulders are getting stronger certainly (I have the same probs as Meg with gaining muscle 'up top' (though, thankfully, I don't have a dodgy 'poppy' shoulder to contend with!)
    La tristesse durera toujours...

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    I have a hard time visualizing this. So you're standing, leaning over with a hand on each counter doing a push-up while your body makes about a 45-degree angle with the floor? If so, that's just a form of assisted pushups that people use to work towards a regular pushup so it's fine.

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    One hand on each counter... I think she's holding the top position of a dip, using opposing counters in the kitchen.

    Just, uh, DON'T FALL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bane View Post
    One hand on each counter... I think she's holding the top position of a dip, using opposing counters in the kitchen.

    Just, uh, DON'T FALL.
    That's it! Couldn't think how to describe it (SAD gives me brain fog! Well that's me excuse and I'm sticking to it! ) No danger of falling; the counters are only 3' or so off the ground and I can only raise myself about 12".
    La tristesse durera toujours...

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    Sounds like you're on your way to working towards an L-sit.
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