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Old 09-29-2008, 01:04 PM   #1
Jeff Belyeu
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Push-Up

I tried to search for this, but with no luck... Why is it that the scoring for the pushup requires both the chest and thighs to touch the ground? Perhaps this is just the rules of sport being arbitrary, but I would think you would be relaxing your core to accomplish this. Am I wrong? Maybe I should just videotape myself to check this. Maybe I am in a slight pike or slightly hollow position in my pushups, but this just doesn't sound right to me that the chest and thighs touch. Maybe this is just a scoring method to try to prevent the piking and make it easier to score?
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