Increasing push ups

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Increasing push ups
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Mon, 04-13-2009 - 7:45am

So, my son is testing for a black belt in TKD and needs to be able to do 50 perfect tricep push ups (up to 3 sets) whenever they ask and he'll be tired,






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Wed, 04-15-2009 - 8:38am

I've been studying TKD for 2 years now and I do have to say I'm a little more confident especially at night walking through a dark parking lot by myself. ;)


My motivation? For many years I watched as my brothers learned martial arts and brought home trophy after trophy for tournaments. My parents didn't believe in allowing girls to participate in such things so I never got the chance to learn though I wanted to so badly. I was so happy when my kids expressed an interest in learning martial arts and I would go sit and watch their classes and I loved it. A new TKD school opened and I went down to observe (because I was thinking about signing up my daughters) and I saw an older women in there and I couldn't get it out of my mind. Finally I thought-if she can do it, so can I- so I signed up and couldn't be happier.







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Wed, 04-15-2009 - 8:24am

Wow Karla.

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Wed, 04-15-2009 - 8:23am

  • The recovery is a couple of weeks

Recovery? Wow-that sounds a bit scary though I guess if I had to do breaks with every technique I've learned all in one test I'd have to take a few weeks to recover as well. lol We test on various breaking techniques every 8 weeks so a lot of the breaks I've already been tested on. (The breaking is the hardest part of the process for me. I find it very intimidating and the minute those boards are in front of me I panic. I know the teens-especially the boys- just love it but yikes, those boards can hurt if you don't hit the right or you don't go through them!)


I'm testing for black belt in 12 weeks if I pass next week's test (black stripe).







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Wed, 04-15-2009 - 7:41am
When is your test?





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Tue, 04-14-2009 - 3:24pm

Wow Jean-that sounds like quite a difficult and odd

Karla
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Tue, 04-14-2009 - 2:19pm
Wow, that's awesome, Karla!





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Tue, 04-14-2009 - 2:15pm
You do want your opposing muscle groups to be equally strong in the long-term but this is only a few weeks.





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Tue, 04-14-2009 - 1:55pm

  • So, my son is testing for a black belt in TKD and needs to be able to do 50 perfect tricep push ups

Wow-congrats to your son.

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Tue, 04-14-2009 - 8:42am
I was once told by an instructor that you should always work opposing muscle groups.
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Tue, 04-14-2009 - 7:58am
Okay, the obvious--I asked my son what the limiting muscles were when he does push ups and it's the triceps. So, dips were a great idea.





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