Yet another press up question...

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by Kellya84, Mar 19, 2007.

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  1. what is the correct press up? I've read somewhere here that this is with the elbows in line with the body, yet when the PTIs we demonstrating before we had a go at woolwich they did it with elbows sticking out like chicken wings. Which is it? After trying both, the elbows out is easier, so i'm inclined to think its the other! :frustrated:

    Mebbe we should get a press up/sit up/ chin up sticky on this forum.
  2. in_the_cheapseats

    in_the_cheapseats LE Moderator

    up...... down...... up...... down....... :biggrin:
  3. Depends which muscles you want to excercise I think.

    As far as I'm aware - in line with shoulders and fingers facing forwards focuses, among shoulders/pectorals/core, mainly on biceps, whereas hands close together at your chest, and chicken wing arms focus on your triceps.
  4. So there's no "official" method then. I guess i'd better try both!

    I'm ok with the up-down bit cheapseats, i'm just not so good with the back up bit! Hopefully the kind natured PTI will let me sit back with a paper and a cup of tea when he sees me sweating, grunting and blowing bubbles out of my arrse trying! :sweatdrop:
  5. The official method is in the MATTS test procedure here
  6. Aha! My inability to use the internet properly rears its ugly head again!

    Cheers Ex-STAB
  7. It took me a while to find it too. I've asked Pangur Ban to make it a sticky so that newbies can find it right off.
  8. Get a mate who's as crap as you, then "tell the truth" when the Pti asks you how many youve done ,........walks away innocently
  9. Damn.... I thought I was the only one who did that. Rumbled.