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pushup modification
pushup modification
12/6/12 6:50 AM
Hey guys,

Keep it simple. I need to modify the push ups, and every other exercise in that plank shape. I have chronic shoulder impingement syndrome and i just can't lift my arm to shoulder level with all my weight on it.

I was thinking for ski abs, etc. I could flip over and do a bunch of crunches ab-ripper style, and for the actual push ups, well I wonder if there is something I can do standing, perhaps with a band? Basically some chest exercise that doesn't involve compressing the shoulder.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Cheers, Z.
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RE: pushup modification
12/6/12 6:53 AM as a reply to matou.
matou:
Hey guys,

Keep it simple. I need to modify the push ups, and every other exercise in that plank shape. I have chronic shoulder impingement syndrome and i just can't lift my arm to shoulder level with all my weight on it.

I was thinking for ski abs, etc. I could flip over and do a bunch of crunches ab-ripper style, and for the actual push ups, well I wonder if there is something I can do standing, perhaps with a band? Basically some chest exercise that doesn't involve compressing the shoulder.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Cheers, Z.


Have you tried doing the pushups against a wall? That would be a good modification.

Gina
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RE: pushup modification
12/6/12 11:24 PM as a reply to matou.
Well I gave it a go Gina. And so far, fingers crossed there has been no problems. Ski-abs and in-outs were replaced by bicycle crunches, but for push-ups i used your suggestion and performed them inclined. My hands were maybe 40cm (1 and 1/2 feet) from the floor.

And my weakened chest did feel it.
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RE: pushup modification
12/7/12 5:20 AM as a reply to matou.
matou:
Well I gave it a go Gina. And so far, fingers crossed there has been no problems. Ski-abs and in-outs were replaced by bicycle crunches, but for push-ups i used your suggestion and performed them inclined. My hands were maybe 40cm (1 and 1/2 feet) from the floor.

And my weakened chest did feel it.


I'm glad! Just don't overexert yourself. emoticon
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