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Alternative for Pushups?

Discussion in 'Weight Training/Bulking' started by astroguy, May 26, 2013.

  1. astroguy

    astroguy Active Member

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    As a warmup, I do some pullups, prisoner squats, lunges, (pushups), some crunches, and inverted rows. Idea being to do some general, unweighted stuff.

    A problem with this is I'm back to doing some work for my day job that requires basically drawing a lot with a tablet device such that my dominant hand wrist gets sore. I've been working on minimizing that, such as using less pressure, spreading things out, etc., but as a result, I'm trying to minimize putting pressure on my wrist and bending it at the same time. Both of which happen during pushups.

    Is there a good sort of general chest unweighted exercise that doesn't require any equipment beyond a bench that would be good for warmups as a substitute?
     
  2. digitalnebula

    digitalnebula Plagiarist

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    If you have some dumbells, you can do pushups on them....no wrist bending required.

    And then, if you have some dumbells, you could also do some light presses...

    No dumbells? You can go for extra badass points and do knuckle pushups....:lol:
     
  3. astroguy

    astroguy Active Member

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    I have dumbbells ... I may try that tonight.
     
  4. Llirik

    Llirik Well-Known Member

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    +1 for knuckle pushups. It's just about the only kind that I do. You increase the range of the pushups a bit and they're much much easier on your wrists.
     
  5. Steel Dylan

    Steel Dylan New Member

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    use the iron gym total upperbody pullup bar, you can use it for pushups, pullups (including wide grip and close grip for variation in working muscle groups), tricep dips, and situps
     

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