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    Power and clapping push-ups?

    I notice in some of the challenging programs like Military Fit there are power push-ups and clapping push-ups. What if I can't do these but still want to do the program? Should I wait until I can do them, or simply do the regular push-ups? Can I claim the badge if I do just the push-ups? It's still early for me to think about these but I am curious.

    And are these two push-ups just something you will be able to do after you can do, say, 100 push-ups in one go, or do you need to learn how to do them?

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    Originally posted by kandy View Post
    I notice in some of the challenging programs like Military Fit there are power push-ups and clapping push-ups. What if I can't do these but still want to do the program? Should I wait until I can do them, or simply do the regular push-ups? Can I claim the badge if I do just the push-ups? It's still early for me to think about these but I am curious.
    You can do normal push-ups as well. Thats totaly up to you and in my opinion you can still claim the badge.



    Originally posted by kandy View Post
    And are these two push-ups just something you will be able to do after you can do, say, 100 push-ups in one go, or do you need to learn how to do them?
    If you can do 100 push-ups in one go, you should also have the strength to do some clapping push-ups. Keep in mind those are still two diffrent exercises and you need more explosive strength for clapping push-ups. Try it from time to time. The load on the wrists is way heavier, so be carefull.

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      #3
      In my experience, if you can do 30 good form pushups, you can squeeze out a couple of clapping/power pushups. If that is out of reach, try doing them from the knees. Always a good degression for all things pushup.
      Here are some box plyo pushups that can be a step to clapping pushups. A couple of books (the encyclopedia comes to use again) will do.

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        #4
        Power pushups just mean that you are getting your hands off the ground, just like everything else in fitness it is progressive. So start aiming for 5 mm off the ground, then go for 5 cm and so on. If I recall correctly there is only one day with power pushups in Boxer Prime.

        Claiming a badge is up to you as always and how you feel about your achievements. We are all about supporting people here no matter what stage of fitness they are in, and if someone thinks that they have achieved it, who are we to question.

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          #5
          Already a lot of good advice... my 2ct:

          Start doing as "explosive" as possible push-ups. In no time your palms will leave the ground. Train specific, gain specific!

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            #6
            kandy do power and clapping push ups on the bench/ bed/ sofa, whatever support half of your weight.

            There is high impact on the wrists, don't do it if it hurts you.

            Of course do the program no waiting you can always modify and you will learn on the go

            Badges = yes

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              #7
              SimonB Miss_Dada HellYeah CaptainCanuck Andi64 Thank you for all of your responses and advices!
              Andi64 Interesting video.

              Working from degression is such a great idea. I tried doing it from a table edge today and I managed to push off from it. It just didn't feel explosive, as the motion was rather slow.
              So it's actually possible.

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                #8
                Slow explosions are still explosions...

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by HellYeah View Post
                  Slow explosions are still explosions...

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