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Old 06-09-22, 09:34 AM  
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Awesome Push-Up Hack

Since my car accident last year, I continue to struggle with shoulder pain, reduced range of motion and strength. I also had a severe leg injury so I am still in recovery mode for that too. I have been struggling with push-ups. Some of my modifications included doing them off an elevated surface (weight bench) as well as dropping to my knees (at times painful due to multiple surgeries/swelling/etc.). Recently, I saw a hack which is perfect for me to improve in this area. Place a resistance loop just above your elbows, around both arms...what a game changer! You can adjust the resistance as needed. I have been using my Cathe fabric loops with great success. Let me know if anyone uses this technique and what you think
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Old 06-09-22, 09:43 AM  
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What does placing the loop above your elbows accomplish? Does it keep the arms straighter?
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Old 06-09-22, 09:47 AM  
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IT SUPPORTS YOUR UPPERBODY AND MAKES IT SO MUCH EASIER!! It's a great hack, I just discovered it too a few months ago.
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Old 06-09-22, 09:49 AM  
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IT SUPPORTS YOUR UPPERBODY AND MAKES IT SO MUCH EASIER!! It's a great hack, I just discovered it too a few months ago.
Same here!
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Old 06-09-22, 10:04 AM  
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I need to try this. Thanks!
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Old 06-09-22, 10:27 AM  
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Thanks for reminding me of this! I only learned it this year too - didnít someone show it in a video? It might have been the Beachbody 645 program because they said you need the fabric bands, and I donít have those Cathes.
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Old 06-09-22, 11:03 AM  
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Thanks for reminding me of this! I only learned it this year too - didn’t someone show it in a video? It might have been the Beachbody 645 program because they said you need the fabric bands, and I don’t have those Cathes.
I think you could use the latex resistance loops also. They just have more give than the fabric ones.
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Old 06-09-22, 11:13 AM  
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Sweet!! I have an iffy collarbone. I'm going to try this. Thank you!!
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Old 06-09-22, 11:25 AM  
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Thanks for the tip! Definitely need to try this.
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Old 06-09-22, 11:51 AM  
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Chele, thanks for the tip!

Are there any photos or videos demonstrating this?
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