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    Originally posted by TopNotch View Post
    I used my push-up board for a few of the push-ups and I recalled how, when I got it in January, I struggled to do 2 good push-ups in a row! Today I did the wide-grip setting and found 10 quite easy to do. I then moved on to other positions, just because I could!
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    It is an interesting tool

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      Fremen And quite comfortable for the wrists! Moving the handles around targets other muscles or so it claims. I don't know. I move them for fun, just to make things a little more interesting.

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        I will do some testing with my handles to see if I feel any difference

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          TopNotch DOUBLE BADGE BONUS! Epic work fellow hunter Also I've seen this they're meant to be really good Keep up the epic work buddy! See you at the Mousoleum

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            TopNotch i like the adjustable-ness of those handles. Where did you find that? Or is it homemade?

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              Maybe just some rope? I find that hardware stores are pretty good for finding makeshift exercise items. I am not such a big fan of skimpy skipping ropes either, I might go buy some rope that might work instead.

              I feel your pain about buying stuff for home recently. A number of fitness items (some of them kind of surprising) are no longer available.

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                That handles look really cool

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                  Day 130

                  Challenges:
                  50 push-ups a day (day 19)
                  Multiplank (day 6)

                  Programme:
                  ​ day 2 Hero's Journey Hmm, I had wanted to pick Lasso as one of my weapons but my skipping rope was nowhere to be seen. Last I saw it, it was in the vicinity of the Little Lad... So, then I considered the other weapons. Of course, Ribbon was my first selection, but then I thought how many kicks each day I had just been doing for the Bruce Lee challenge and I thought it was time to diversify - so no Ribbon. Hammer - yep, absolutely. Sure, I couldn't get any heavier weights than what I already had, but they'll do. Besides, I've missed playing with free weights. Ring because - well, you know, Planks!! I looked at Bow and Arrow and thought "You've got to be joking! That's like, running!" And we all know how much I love running! But I looked at it again and saw that I could walk, jog, cycle or row as well. And it's good for me. Hmmm... So there we go - my weapons are (because one is never enough!) Hammer, Bow and Arrow, and Magic Ring. And today, for the first time in a long time, I sat on the exercise bike and cycled nowhere for 30 minutes, with an average speed between 18-20mph, making 9.36 miles.

                  Special Programme:
                  Zombie Apocalypse Workout Triweek!!
                  Week 1
                  Monday: Survive a Zombie Apocalypse Workout
                  Tuesday: Zombies, Run! workout ("The Old Mill") - 2min walk/2min run x 6 Sorry, Lem, but I would have shot you. I mean, like, who needs another zombie roaming about? Damn shame you got bit.
                  Wednesday: The Walkers Survival Workout (Neila Rey) Must confess that after the first set, I converted the 10 tuck jumps into squats! I'm not good with jumps, and besides, my knees were hating me today.
                  Thursday: Zombies, Run! workout - 2/2 x 6
                  Friday: Zombie Survival workout (another Neila Rey. There are two with the same name but this one starts with 2 min shadow boxing)
                  Saturday: Zombies, Run! workout 2/2 x 6
                  Sunday: Fearless because - well, combat!!

                  DD with EC = 124. Total DD = 125.

                  Splits app (day 19) You know, I clean forgot, and when I got around to remembering, I simply didn't have the time!
                  Online Taekwondo session - general training - 50 minutes.

                  Today was an easy day with only 130 push-ups. Even tomorrow's 180 seems easy in the light of Saturday's 220!!

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                    Originally posted by TopNotch View Post
                    So there we go - my weapons are (because one is never enough!) Hammer, Bow and Arrow, and Magic Ring.
                    I'm not the only one who enjoyed the choice of weapons

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                      DorothyMH It was an ebay purchase. It was recommended to me that I buy the large one, that is 60cm in length, rather than the 30cm, and looking at it, I'd wonder why anyone would get something so small as only 30cm!! After my distal radius was broken mid-last year, I had problems with push-ups and handles were recommended to me. This sort of device seemed to win the popular vote amongst those I polled and I must confess that I am rather fond of it. I can also use it (just as you can free handles) for reverse planks which also put a lot of uncomfortable pressure on my poor wrist.

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                        CaptainCanuck I thought of rope. Found some fairly thin polypipe I could use for handles, so maybe...

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                          Here's a question for those who have them or have used a substitute.
                          Bokken.
                          Katana Week calls to me (all right, it's been hollering at me for ages!), so I did a bit of a search. Which is preferable (if price and availability is no issue) - a polypropylene bokken such as this one or a wooden one like this one? Personally, I'm leaning towards the polypropylene - not because I'm a fan of plastic, but because I know with my arnis sticks, hitting things with them can pulp the wood (admittedly, they are made of bamboo). Now, I know in Katana Week, I shan't be hitting anything so that's probably not an issue...
                          So, what does anyone think? Would polypropylene be too light and therefore the wooden one be better?

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                            I am far from an expert in such things, but I have a polypropylene one. Got it off of Amazon for about 30. It claims to be the right weight and correctly balanced. The only drawbacks is the grip, and it is hard plastic. If you do get one of those either get some contact gloves or wrap the handle on some tape.

                            And yeah ... get going on the combat ropes . I have been improvising my own super sets to combine pushups with unconventional arm workouts (combat ropes, wood chopping etc) and it is pretty tough.

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                              Katana Week, I did in my first month here. Started with a old paint/broomstick handle. Ended up getting the polypropylene’Katana’ on Amazon, it was much nicer to hold then broomstick handle (which I was wearing some MechanicsWear gloves with). Looks same as the plastic one you linked TopNotch. I am not hitting anything with mine. Am pleased with it for this training. Agreed with CaptCanuck on grip, some people might want gloves or to wrap it depending on personal preference.
                              Wife not pleased with my desire for real Katana now. Lol.

                              Also am thinking to get real bokken, larger longer bamboo thing then my plastic katana. She won’t be worried about...that being swung in backyard.

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                                Red Oak Bokken (standard)
                                I would buy this, it's a classic training bokken, oak wood and no strange grip, just a simple guard, those with a katana-like grip are used in iaido but it is a different type of training.
                                In training this type of bokken (red or white oak) is hit hard but does not break, it is made on purpose and the feeling between wood and plastic is completely different, but it is only my experience of Aikido; Kendo, Iaido

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