fingertip pushups

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  1. onslaught61

    onslaught61 White Belt

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    i was reading the mastery of hand strength and john said fingertip pushups helps strengthen them, contrary to what i heard from ppl and this board. im guessing they can be bad if you do with bad form?
     
  2. Evil Eye Gouger

    Evil Eye Gouger Gold Belt

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    I don't know, but I could never do them.

    My fingers bend too far back, so I could never support my weight on them.
     
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    I would not advise them if you have a low strength to weight ratio.

    I also don't think they are the most efficent way to get your hands strong, but they look impressive and that's all that counts right?
     
  4. onslaught61

    onslaught61 White Belt

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    yea i guess, after all bruce lee did em with two fingers..it has too be good then!
     
  5. Urban

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    he did them on his index finger and thumb of each hand, that's cheating. Shit, anyone who trains at it can do them on their thumbs alone. Anyways, there are better ways to develop hand strength. Are fingertip pushups bad for you? no, I wouldn't go that far.
     
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    anyone can do one handeds with two fingers?

    i wouldnt say pushups on fingers help a lot with hand strength, i did pushups on just my thumbs a few times but all it did was hurt like shit.
     
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    i know they aint the best way to go, im reading brookfields book after all. but i was just curious since many ppl said doing finger pushups can hurt your fingers in the long run.
     
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    One of my friends was taught to do them when he first started traninig in martial arts, doing karate, and he says they gave him massive hand problems. I've also had a couple of physios advise that they are a really bad idea. There are much better ways to get your hands strong and most of them are less likely to destroy your joints.
     
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    Thats it!
    Do them for show but i wouldnt train them regulary.
     
  10. niagareven

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    I'd listen to John Brookfield before a bunch of kids on a message board.
     
  11. Urban

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    Then you'd know he prefers KB's and Blockweights, levering, grippers, sledgehammer work, and an assortment of other exercises over fingertip pushups then. Good, just making sure.
     
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    do tiger claws and really tense your fingers,man this hurts so much and it actually builds up muscle on your fingers
     
  13. Evil Eye Gouger

    Evil Eye Gouger Gold Belt

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    There are no muscles on your fingers.
     
  14. niagareven

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    Of course. I was talking about the "bad for your fingers" part.
     
  15. cockysprinter

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    if you want to fry your forearms try doing tuck planches with your palms off the ground.
     
  16. onslaught61

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    haha im working on the tuck planche right now. once i master that ill give it a shot.
     
  17. joshdsbrgh

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    'There are no muscles on your fingers'

    must be why i can't move my fingers
     
  18. #1can

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    nah um he's right. there are no muscles in your fingers.
    http://mywebpages.comcast.net/wnor/lesson5mus&tendonsofhand.htm
    the muscles that move your fingers are mostly in your forearm, also in your hand. notice how when you "flex your fingers" they don't get "hard." Only tendons in there.

    tendpwned.
     
  19. jamboo

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    there are a lot of muscles in the fingers. a lot of them do originate from the forearm, but they still have muscle tissue on the hand.
    and there are muscles that are intrinsic to the hand as well (they originate and insert on the hand). for example, on the URL you posted, the palmar interossei which are responsible for pulling the fingers together, and dorsal interossei which are responsible for spreading the fingers apart.
     
  20. Evil Eye Gouger

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    There are tendons in your fingers, or the fingers wouldn't move. But the muscles are mostly in the forearm and partly in the hand.

    Not in the fingers themselves. You can't flex your finger.
     

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