How many claps can you do during a plyo pushup?

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  1. Urban

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    Just out of morbid curiosity. I can manage a double clap. anyone out there get three? To me this is odd, cause I know guys stronger than myself that can't get 2. I was thinking four would be quite the acheivement. I think getting better at them is a simple matter of doing them with elevated feet. higher and higher until can do 3 on the ground. then repeat.
     
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    I can manage two reps, three or four times. Any more than that and I eat shit...new sherdog contest? First to four claps with video proof???
     
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    2 aswell
     
  4. Ian Coe

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    in the 2 club aswell


    I 'almost' got 3, but no clapping sound came out because I was aware I would taste carpet if I didn't catch myself
     
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    3! Yehaw!
     
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    i do one in front and one behind the back, try that.
     
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    I'd like to see that.
     
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    I was once able to do one behind the back. But one in front and one behind=WOW!
     
  9. Evil Eye Gouger

    Evil Eye Gouger Gold Belt

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    Three.

    In the past, I managed behind the head too. I fell on my face when trying four, though.

    As I said, I'm quite good at calisthenics.
     
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    Ah, but the question is, how many 4 clap pushups can you do in a row?
     
  11. graedy

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    Yeah, watch your face! Its not worth it ;)
     
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    no one can do 4 with full range of motion for a crisp loud clap

    /obligitory pessimistic post
     
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    Strength vs. Power
     
  14. graedy

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    No. Specific training (trying to do as many claps as possible over and over again) and technique (comes with doing it over and over again).
    Ask a very good conditioned athlete to work on a construction site for some time. He might be stronger, have greater endurance etc. than any of the other guys. He will be done the first few days because he is not used to it.
     
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    Lol i dunno, 2 ?? When I try to do these my hands feel so stale, it's like my hands get glued together.
     
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    just tried and did 3, but I have a pretty good strength/bodyweight ratio...I'll try for 4 one of these days and try to get it on film...
     
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    SteveX Nobody F*cks Wit Da Jesus

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    Another tough thing to do is clap behind your back during a plyo pushup.

    Can any of you guys do it?

    I tried and landed on my face, make sure you try in on carpet!
     
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    Can anyone clap behind their backs?, do the push up but instead of claping in front of you, clap behind your back, dam, thats work!!
     
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    Fuck... I just tried to do a pushup with a clap behind my back... luckily my head and dick broke my fall... fuck that hurt.
     
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