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Old 12-30-2005, 03:43 PM   #1
Joe Miller
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Man breaks Guinness world record by doing 114 fingertip pushups in one minute! Here is the video:

http://video.msn.com/v/us/msnbc.htm?g=4d84e210-d3ec-4dbc-93cb-b4eaeecaf0cc&f=cop y

:lol::lol::lol::lol:

THOSE count as push-ups??? Are you kidding me?!!?
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Old 12-30-2005, 03:48 PM   #2
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ugh, that requires so many downloads to view!! Must find a hack that gets around all that! :D
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Old 12-30-2005, 03:57 PM   #3
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Downloads? I just clicked on the link and it played...
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Old 12-30-2005, 04:05 PM   #4
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I saw that on the news....those pushups are pretty shi...well, non-pushup-ish.
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Old 12-30-2005, 04:12 PM   #5
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Breaking news, Indian man almost gets one finger-tip push-up, 114 times!


Oh, oh wait, those are kipping push-ups.
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Old 12-30-2005, 04:27 PM   #6
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Jesse, the download issue is there because I'm guessing you're using FireFox as your browser. If you use IE, there's no problem. I only use IE for Windows updates and crap like that.

As for the pushups, truthfully, I'm sure there are plenty of people (CFers included) whose pushups are worse. That is what happens (in my judgement) to good exercises when time/power output is the *only* guage considered. I personally hold myself to strict form standards and my output continues to rise. It makes me wonder what Guinness counts as a pushup--if they say elbows to 90 degrees, a cursory slow-motion review of that clip would definitely reduce his record.

Personally, I don't count a pushup unless my nose touches the ground--and that's using pushup handles!
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Old 12-30-2005, 04:31 PM   #7
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Garrett: He's just getting into a push-up starting position and then wiggling. That's all. I can't believe you think plenty of CF'ers have worse form. How, exactly, could it be worse?
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Old 12-30-2005, 06:32 PM   #8
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Yeah, I figured it was a Firefox issue, considering it said I had to download IE 6, MSN, etc. etc....I'll try it on my OOOLLLD IE and see if it works ;)

Edit: Yeah, it worked...jeeze those WERE horrible. I would hope that even with the increased power-output of a Crossfit workout everybody here is doing a bit better than that! Mine are always full ROM, chest to floor every rep...I would have SUCH good times if I counted pushups like that!

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Old 12-30-2005, 06:34 PM   #9
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I'm not sure how official guiness is anymore.. it might be more about getting the guiness name out there in the press and less about the actual record being broken.

I can't see it either: what kind of video actually requires MSIE to view? MSIE isn't a video format AFAIK.
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Old 12-30-2005, 06:46 PM   #10
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Those weren't pushups, they were some kind of nonspecific muscle spasm.
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