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Old 05-31-2008, 05:40 PM   #1
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planche pushup

I know it probably does not serve a functonal purpose it just looks cool. Has anyone trined to do planche pushups? Any ideas on technique or possible injuries?

here is a vid I found that explains some basic training for planches.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvbLSgWMJec

the hand placement makes it very difficult
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Old 05-31-2008, 05:52 PM   #2
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Re: planche pushup

And the link is "work and family safe" . . . or not?

Please designate.
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Old 05-31-2008, 06:17 PM   #3
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Re: planche pushup

It's very hard.

It has a high functional purpose in that the shoulder and arm strength that you can gain from it are extremely high.
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Old 05-31-2008, 06:23 PM   #4
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the link is not work and family safebecause of the song playing in background of the video.
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Old 05-31-2008, 09:24 PM   #5
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Re: planche pushup

Technique wise planche pushups require a very tense body in order to keep the body in line while pressing and you have to keep your hands under your hips, which is a lot harder than it sounds. Like Steven said, there are a nmber of strength benefits to be gained from the exercise because your body is in such a disadvantaged position. The only kind of "injury" i've sustained from training planches is wrist tendonosis from all the stress placed on them in that position.
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Old 06-01-2008, 07:30 AM   #6
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the link is not work and family safebecause of the song playing in background of the video.
That song does not even have one curse word in it. So how did you come to the conclusion it is not safe? Just curious....
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Old 06-01-2008, 07:32 AM   #7
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I know it probably does not serve a functonal purpose it just looks cool. Has anyone trined to do planche pushups? Any ideas on technique or possible injuries?

here is a vid I found that explains some basic training for planches.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvbLSgWMJec

the hand placement makes it very difficult
Very impressive Chris !
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:01 AM   #8
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Re: planche pushup

i thouht i heard something in the song guess not. actually i may have had itunes running at the same time.lol.

well i guess start planche training.im hoping to do 1 planche press up in about 12 months.
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Old 06-01-2008, 10:21 AM   #9
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i thouht i heard something in the song guess not. actually i may have had itunes running at the same time.lol.

well i guess start planche training.im hoping to do 1 planche press up in about 12 months.
Good luck with that. That guy got it in 6 months (and he's 6 feet tall at 160 lbs) because he's a genetic freak (or had insane strength coming in).

For most people 5'8" or shorter who don't weigh more than 150 lbs it takes 1-2+ years just to get a straddle planche or planche.... nevermind the pushups. Starting from scratch strength like frog stand or tuck planche of course.

edit: not to be a negative nancy or anything... -_-
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Old 06-01-2008, 10:34 AM   #10
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Re: planche pushup

My wrists hurt from watching that video. That is an impressive display of strength.
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