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    ok or a waste of time?

    i cant do them on my toes nor on my knees, against a wall is the only way i can do them, so yeah are they a waste of time doing them like that?
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    You can't do them on your knees?
    Uuuuh, better than nothing I suppose. Just make sure you aren't doing it in the bathroom, on one of those carpets prone to slipping out from underneath you.
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    no i cant do it on my knees as i have bad knees and i cant kneel, even doing it on a mat or something hurts too much
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    use a mat? :dunno: how's the fat loss going?
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    (Original post by cowsforsale)
    use a mat? :dunno: how's the fat loss going?

    even hurts with a mat

    not bad, not good either, weighed today and im 198lbs

    but monday starts the tabata on the stationary bike, fitness DVDs and possibly either skipping or boxing, by the end of the month im hoping to have my treadmill so i can do my 10,000+ steps
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    You could just, you know, walk or jog outside? It is getting to spring after all...
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    (Original post by RideBikes)
    You could just, you know, walk or jog outside? It is getting to spring after all...
    well no because i prefer to exercise at home while watching TV/listening to spotify
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    I started off with those, I did 100 solid to start off like twice a day for a week to build up strength. After that I went and did 3 sets of 15 push ups every other day, moved up to 20 and then 25 and then 30. I'm at around 35 so.. making slow progress.. lol

    Goal : 100 press ups !
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    (Original post by tinktinktinkerbell)
    well no because i prefer to exercise at home while watching TV/listening to spotify
    Well then you're just stubborn. Maybe you should get out of the habit of watching TV while you exercise? Get an mp3 player and listen to that while you walk or jog.

    Push ups against a wall are the same as putting your palms on the wall and rocking back and forth, which takes no effort at all.
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    (Original post by Pony Jack)
    Well then you're just stubborn. Maybe you should get out of the habit of watching TV while you exercise? Get an mp3 player and listen to that while you walk or jog.

    Push ups against a wall are the same as putting your palms on the wall and rocking back and forth, which takes no effort at all.

    why? watching TV keeps me from being bored while exercising and it means i can literally do it all year round instead of not being able to do it in winter due to the weather

    plus i dont have other people bothering me
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    (Original post by tinktinktinkerbell)
    why? watching TV keeps me from being bored while exercising and it means i can literally do it all year round instead of not being able to do it in winter due to the weather

    plus i dont have other people bothering me
    Well it seems to be limiting what you'll do. You could go outside in the spring, summer and autumn when the weather's decent. And you could listen to music, the radio, or an audiobook while you do so.

    And why do other people bother you?
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    (Original post by Pony Jack)
    Well it seems to be limiting what you'll do. You could go outside in the spring, summer and autumn when the weather's decent. And you could listen to music, the radio, or an audiobook while you do so.

    And why do other people bother you?

    i could also do all of those things at home as well as being able to work out in winter, its not restricting me at all tbh

    and i prefer not being watched/looked at when i work out
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    sounds like you prefer not to work out...

    in all seriousness, why not try press ups on a table for starters and build up for some full rep bad boys?
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    (Original post by Rooster523)
    sounds like you prefer not to work out...

    in all seriousness, why not try press ups on a table for starters and build up for some full rep bad boys?

    yeah on a table isnt a bad idea tbh

    and i do like working out
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    (Original post by tinktinktinkerbell)
    i could also do all of those things at home as well as being able to work out in winter, its not restricting me at all tbh

    and i prefer not being watched/looked at when i work out
    That attitude doesn't really fill me with inspiration. Just because there's a small part of the year where you might not be able to go out, you're gonna stay in the whole year? Your choice I guess, but I think an attitude change wouldn't go amiss.
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    (Original post by Pony Jack)
    That attitude doesn't really fill me with inspiration. Just because there's a small part of the year where you might not be able to go out, you're gonna stay in the whole year? Your choice I guess, but I think an attitude change wouldn't go amiss.

    well theres like 2-3 months of snow/ice/frost etc so.....

    dont see the big deal with working out at home tbh, in fact i can do more at home than outside because i can do it when i want and i do a lot of workouts late at night
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    she's 5'2'' and 90kg people

    I'd struggle to do many press ups with 20kg attached to my back

    let her build up to it

    t^3 - against a wall is fine for now
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    (Original post by tinktinktinkerbell)
    ok or a waste of time?

    i cant do them on my toes nor on my knees, against a wall is the only way i can do them, so yeah are they a waste of time doing them like that?
    Are you serious? Even a "child" like me knows that dreaming about doing pushups is about as effective as "push ups against a wall"
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    (Original post by Bslforever)
    Are you serious? Even a "child" like me knows that dreaming about doing pushups is about as effective as "push ups against a wall"
    again

    she is 5'2 and 90kg

    i doubt she has the strength to move her own BW even on her knees

    give her some credit for doing this, minor as it may seem to you, it does have some impact
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    (Original post by Adonis)
    she's 5'2'' and 90kg people

    I'd struggle to do many press ups with 20kg attached to my back

    let her build up to it

    t^3 - against a wall is fine for now
    let me make it clear, the only reason i struggle to do proper ones is because of my knees nothing else
 
 
 
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