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I never thought I would say it, but I cannot wait for it to be Monday.

 

Also, it is very unhelpful when the company you called yesterday at 8am said they would do a prepurchase vehicle inspection the next day, and then at 2pm the next day tell you they dont do prepurchase inspections anymore and the AA cant get there until Monday afternoon AAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHH

 

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I need to find my inner-peace animal

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I do  have one serious question for the BBW routine. The pushup. I've always done pushups with a very wide grip. Am I better moving to closer grip? Is it more efficient?

 

Steve's blog pics always show him with the hands tight against the ribs, and elbows aligned with the body.

 

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I do  have one serious question for the BBW routine. The pushup. I've always done pushups with a very wide grip. Am I better moving to closer grip? Is it more efficient?

 

Steve's blog pics always show him with the hands tight against the ribs, and elbows aligned with the body.

 

Thoughts?

 

Moving your hands in makes push ups harder and it can work different muscle groups too (diamond push ups work your triceps a lot more than regular push ups), I would try for keeping them shoulder width apart for doing normal push ups though. If nothing else it will mean you have to push your body further upwards and that means a greater workout for your chest! :D

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Heh, loving the spirit animal thing going on. Kinda think mine might just be the ever amazing penguin. I mean...

 

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This is such an accurate depiction...

 

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They're such magnificent creatures (like me, obviously :P)

 

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Yes. I think we have a winner :D

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Heh, loving the spirit animal thing going on. Kinda think mine might just be the ever amazing penguin. I mean...

 

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This is such an accurate depiction...

 

 

 

This little guy... HE KNOWS HOW TO LIFE.

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I do  have one serious question for the BBW routine. The pushup. I've always done pushups with a very wide grip. Am I better moving to closer grip? Is it more efficient?

 

Steve's blog pics always show him with the hands tight against the ribs, and elbows aligned with the body.

 

Thoughts?

 

Your hand position in width is less important starting off, than how your elbows move when you do them.

I had very naughty pushups when I first started, because I left the elbows move out in a 90 degree angle from my shoulders/body. 

That can cause shoulder problems!    They should point out 45 degrees-ish from your shoulders, and the closer to the body they hug, the more it will work your triceps.

 

If you want, I miiiiight have a video of my BAD form pushup to show you what NOT to do.  Hehehe.

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y'all DOLLY PARTON is my spirit animal.

 

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but my actual real life cat Ella Olga Babygoat Torturekitty Murderclaws Tip Grundzilla is for real my Familiar.

She is adorable and sweet and SUPER DUPER FIGHTY.

we are exactly the same but her claws are sharper than mine. And she bites more.

 

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LASER KITTY ENGAGE!

 

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but my actual real life cat Ella Olga Babygoat Torturekitty Murderclaws Tip Grundzilla is for real my Familiar.

She is adorable and sweet and SUPER DUPER FIGHTY.

 

I love the multiple names for your cat. Mine is called Ms Bitey or Swamp Cat (my husband found her next to the swamp by our house). This way people are warned about so if they get scratched or bit, it's their own fault. ^_^

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I love the multiple names for your cat. Mine is called Ms Bitey or Swamp Cat (my husband found her next to the swamp by our house). This way people are warned about so if they get scratched or bit, it's their own fault. ^_^

 

Our cats rarely get called by their real names... they have devolved into "Fluffbutt," "Yuugen Cat," and "Duchess Tubbington."  Or sometimes "Hannibal Lector Cat," when the Duchess has to go to the vet and they need to muzzle her because she tried to eat the vet tech once..........

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Your hand position in width is less important starting off, than how your elbows move when you do them.

I had very naughty pushups when I first started, because I left the elbows move out in a 90 degree angle from my shoulders/body. 

That can cause shoulder problems!    They should point out 45 degrees-ish from your shoulders, and the closer to the body they hug, the more it will work your triceps.

 

If you want, I miiiiight have a video of my BAD form pushup to show you what NOT to do.  Hehehe.

 

Thanks, and any videos good or bad would be appreciated. As long as I know which is which :P

 

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"To say that nothing is true, is to realize that the foundations of society are fragile, and that we must be the shepherds of our own civilization. To say that everything is permitted, is to understand that we are the architects of our actions, and that we must live with their consequences, whether glorious or tragic."


- The Creed, as desribed by Ezio Auditore

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I'm pretty sure the purpose of having a cat is just to name it.

 

I only call my dog by her actual name when I need her to do something. Any other time she is 'boo snuggles' or 'scrunch-a-tron', etc. and so on. She's a shar-pei, so much wrinkle.

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I'm pretty sure the purpose of having a cat is just to name it.

 

I only call my dog by her actual name when I need her to do something. Any other time she is 'boo snuggles' or 'scrunch-a-tron', etc. and so on. She's a shar-pei, so much wrinkle.

 

You know, I do this with every other animal I have.

But then, you name a cat Walter. And nothing in the whole world suits him better than Walter. Sometimes I call him BabyBoy, but that's a small percentage of the time. HE IS WALTER. 

 

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Thanks, and any videos good or bad would be appreciated. As long as I know which is which :tongue:

 

As my wrestler instructor once told me, 'You can learn from people doing it wrong, or you can learn by doing it wrong. Pick one'

 

Not so good Form:

Here ya go.   It's a link to me doing push ups when I juuuust started.   I could crank out a fair number but --- like I said elbows sticking out the wrong way and I wasn't really going far enough down.   

 

Better Form:

And this is a link to me doing push ups with slightly better form.  (Elbows pointing back now instead of straight out, and getting lower)

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Current Challenge

"It is difficult.  All things worth keeping are."  Thane Krios - Mass Effect 2

"Maybe it's not as simple as you imagined, Seeker."  Varric Tethras Dragon Age 2

"Staying within your limits is no fun, Ryder."  Vetra Nyx - ME: Andromeda

Spoiler

 

::PAST CHALLENGES::

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 20 | 21 | 22

23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42

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Not so good Form:

Here ya go.   It's a link to me doing push ups when I juuuust started.   I could crank out a fair number but --- like I said elbows sticking out the wrong way and I wasn't really going far enough down.   

 

Better Form:

And this is a link to me doing push ups with slightly better form.  (Elbows pointing back now instead of straight out, and getting lower)

 

Elbow direction looks about the same to me, honestly.   Much deeper range of motion though.

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You know, I do this with every other animal I have.

But then, you name a cat Walter. And nothing in the whole world suits him better than Walter. Sometimes I call him BabyBoy, but that's a small percentage of the time. HE IS WALTER. 

 

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I can't think of a Walter cat more Walter-like than Walter.  Well done.

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You know, I do this with every other animal I have.

But then, you name a cat Walter. And nothing in the whole world suits him better than Walter. Sometimes I call him BabyBoy, but that's a small percentage of the time. HE IS WALTER. 

I have a cat like that. Her name is Charlotte. She IS Charlotte. Unlike every other cat I've had, she has no nickname. The closest is Charlotte-Charlotte. Which is like, the opposite of a nickname.

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