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    Talking One Arm Push-ups

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    Hey Groks and Grokettes,

    I just put up a new one arm push-up article/training tutorial. Keep training hard!
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    excellent. i've been wanting to work on these but they seemed so unattainable...these progressions should help. can't wait to give them a try...once i'm healed up from an injury.

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    Hello Al,

    Just a quick question. I was playing around with self-assisted "one arm" push ups and after working myself over the edge (to complete exhaustion) my shoulder started to hurt. It was not the regular soar muscle, but a bit more sharp. Is this common when you try one arm push ups?

    I guess it was nothing serious though, because after resting for 4 days the pain was gone (usually the soar muscles stop hurting after one day of rest).

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    Thanks for sharing, will be working towards that one-arm pushup

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    Quote Originally Posted by h4890 View Post
    Hello Al,

    Just a quick question. I was playing around with self-assisted "one arm" push ups and after working myself over the edge (to complete exhaustion) my shoulder started to hurt. It was not the regular soar muscle, but a bit more sharp. Is this common when you try one arm push ups?

    I guess it was nothing serious though, because after resting for 4 days the pain was gone (usually the soar muscles stop hurting after one day of rest).

    Best regards,
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    You might have tried too much, too soon, but it's hard to say - it could be something with your technique. Maybe next time don't push quite as hard until you get more familiar with the movement pattern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al_Kavadlo View Post
    You might have tried too much, too soon, but it's hard to say - it could be something with your technique. Maybe next time don't push quite as hard until you get more familiar with the movement pattern.
    Thank you for the advice Al! =) I'll be more careful and try to ease into the movement, and hopefully it won't happen again.

    Best regards,
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    Oddly, I've had no trouble just busting out one-armed pushups, even with my legs close to each other. But one-armed chin-ups still elude me!!!


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    The one arm chin up is waaay harder than the one arm push-up. I can do over 10 one arm push-ups each side - the best I can do with one arm pullups is two reps on my right, one on my left!

    I'd love to see some video of you doing a one arm push-up with your heels touching. I've still never seen it done clean.
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    Thanks for the video Al...Up to two on each side of the pushups...Gonna work toward inserting the clapping:-) Rock Out with your Grok Out!

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    I think I may be pulling too much of my strength on chest exercises (push-up, bench press) from my arms and shoulders. A personal trainer once told me the outsides of my chest was more developed than the inside. Would it be a good idea to do those 'L7' type push-ups with my hands less wide?
    I was also thinking of doing more tight-grip bench or dumbell chest presses. Will this help me develop my chest better?

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