r/Damnthatsinteresting May 11 '21

Fitness is a journey and we all start somewhere Video

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u/Minnepeg May 11 '21

Man he just seems like a nice dude. I’m a girl and really struggle with push-ups and noodle arms but this was so informative that I’m gonna add them to my routine.

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u/mrinsane19 May 12 '21

Guy that was horrifically unfit and currently losing weight and started training a bit.

Incline pushups are the real key here tbh. I could do a few knee pushups but couldn't cut over to full pushups.

Went and started again with the incline thing and after a month maybe I could start doing proper pushups. A month after that I can do a set of 10. This is just doing small sets a couple of times a week. Am doing other training that will help (bench press) tbh but I'd been doing that a while and still struggled with pushup.

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u/Minnepeg May 12 '21

This gives me hope. My strength has always been in my legs and I have a very weak core and shoulders. I’m pretty good at keeping to a schedule so hearing that you can go from an incline to a normal push-up in a reasonable amount of time is motivating! 💪🏻

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u/hungrydruid May 12 '21

I'm just starting on my journey and am using this method... I'm still on wall pushups and will be for awhile, but I've gone from only being able to do like 10 to over 50 in about a week. =) Once your body figures it out and you do it regularly it really adds up!

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u/g2petter May 12 '21 edited May 12 '21

As well as doing the progression in the video, try doing planks in the push up position. This will help strengthen your core and prepare you for when it's time to start doing the full push ups.

This is a simplification, but a push up is essentially "just a plank where your arms move". How can you expect to do any amount of push ups if you can't hold a plank for the time it takes you to do those push ups?

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u/g2petter May 12 '21

Sorry you have to go through that. I hope you'll heal eventually.

To be honest, that sounds like a "talk to your doctor or physical therapist" issue, not an "ask some gymbro on the Internet" issue.

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u/Bigdaddy_J May 12 '21

You have to think about it like this.

A standard pushup is the equivalent to benching about 70% of your weight.

So if you weigh 200lbs, you would need to be benching about 140 to be equivalent to a pushup.

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u/ScottishDownPour May 12 '21

You can do it :):)

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u/Magic_Vibrations May 12 '21

His YouTube channel is Hybrid Calisthenics. He makes videos about healthy lifestyle, fitness and loving yourself, and he is so kind and respectful. I highly recommend checking out his channel!

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u/Koleilei May 12 '21

I started at the gym in August with the goal of being able to do one, full and proper, pushup. I had no strength in my shoulders, back, arms, or core. I can now do 10 tricep pushups and 10 wide grip pushups with proper form.

It takes time, but if I can do it, I have every faith you can too!

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u/Quesriom May 11 '21

I love this guy’s attitude. And I learned something new! I always thought I was just way too weak to make push ups a part of my routine. This is some great advice!

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u/catfurcoat May 11 '21 edited May 11 '21

If you're strong enough to do kneeling pushups but can't figure out why you can't progress to the toes then add one more step:

Start in a plank and lower to the ground as if you were going to do a pushup, then bring one knee (or both) to the ground so you can push yourself up from the knees, go back to the plank position on your toes when you reach the top, lower down, bring your knee(s) to the floor to push yourself back up, repeat. (Also called doing the negatives)

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u/Quesriom May 11 '21

Thank you! That’s exactly what I have trouble with!

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u/madjackle358 May 12 '21

The negative motion will eventually give you the positive motion. I'm practicing this with one armed pull ups right now.

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u/Wu-Tang_Cam May 12 '21

Fucking one armed pull-ups.

Back when I was in the military, I could bang out 25 full extension pull-ups. One of my good friends could do a little more, but they could also do a few true one armed pull-ups. I could never do one without grabbing my forearm.

These days, I'd be surprised if I could even pass the Corps' IST.

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u/TableWallFurnace May 12 '21

That's exactly how I just managed to do my first pull up a month ago! (regular 2-armed)

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u/tryingtofixmyshit May 12 '21

Omgggggggggg this is so helpful!

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u/SelvesteGudYT May 11 '21

His YouTube for those interested, great guy: https://youtube.com/c/HybridCalisthenics

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u/tuhaw May 11 '21

Thank you!

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u/applejackrr May 11 '21 edited May 12 '21

Thanks, just subscribed. Got diagnosed with sciatica, so I’m now focused on building basic strength.

Edit: I do have a Physical Therapist I will be going to tomorrow and for three months.

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u/DrollDoldrums May 12 '21

If you're not doing it with guidance, please be careful! There are a number of exercises that worsen sciatica pain and may cause it to be pushed to a point where you start experiencing permanent nerve damage. I'm not a physician, but I had a herniated disc that caused sciatica and learned the hard way that trying to tone muscles is a bad call when you don't know what'll be alright for you.

I've had luck with looking up videos meant for people with sciatica, or in my case, herniated discs specifically. The other thing that's helped is only adding a new daily exercise once a week. If you start trying multiple exercises and hurt yourself, it's hard to pinpoint which was the problem.

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u/_ThereWasAnAttempt_ May 12 '21

How'd you resolve your specific issue? Surgery?

I had intense back pain that came about when I reached down to dry my foot after a shower. So bad I was literally bedridden for nearly a week. Never saw a doctor as it mostly subsided after that. That was 3 years ago. But now I get back pain pretty easily after a busy day doing yard work, bending over, etc. Wonder if something permanent happened and now I'm just screwed for life..

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u/DrollDoldrums May 12 '21

If the issue is caused by a herniated or bulged disc, my understanding is that it can sometimes repair itself. I went a year hoping that would happen. You can also get epidural shots that can help. I did try that twice and it took the second time, but not permanently. At that point, surgery is the most common last-ditch solution. I've heard from many people who had the surgery who never got back to 100% and I'm thinking that'll be me. I can actually walk again, though. For the last 9 months before surgery, I was bed-ridden and lost a ton of muscle, which has made recovery a challenge. I'm down 60 pounds and I do daily stretches, though, so I'm doing alright.

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u/Bruhntly May 12 '21

Honestly, nearly the same exact story, though I was practical bed ridden by the time i had surgery. I'd waited too long, and disc material calcified, so my sciatic nerve inevitably gets irritated and inflamed. I do work out a little, but sometimes I have to rest for longer between sessions. My goal right now is losing weight and building up core strength, to remove some pressure that way, but it's super slow going. I'm definitely not at 100% like before (I must avoid running and jumping), but I can walk, hike, and periodically be active.

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u/DrollDoldrums May 12 '21

Yeah that's about where I am. Down 60 pounds from when I had surgery and I can do a lot more, now. I've worked myself up to 8 daily stretches that have all been pain-free and I'm starting to walk more. I just wish I had done more to prevent it in the first place, although I was overworked and exhausted all the time. It still sucks to know if might not have been. Not much you can do but try to improve the odds for next time.

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u/daemin May 12 '21

I had a herniated disc that caused sciatica

I, too, had a herniated disc, about 11 years ago. Literally nothing I tried made it better; I was, essentially, crippled because I couldn't walk for more than 30 seconds with out a degree of pain that reduced me to a sobbing fetal-position mess on the floor.

I had surgery to lop off the protruding part of the disc, and my sciatica has not re-cured since the moment I woke up from surgery.

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u/DrollDoldrums May 12 '21

That's amazing to hear, I'm really glad it worked out for you. I'm happy I had my surgery as well, although I feel like I've heard more from people who regret it, so it's nice to hear from other successful people.

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u/daemin May 12 '21

From what I've read online, and heard in person, the critical difference seems to be whether you are experiencing back pain or leg pain.

I had leg pain. Every story I've encountered online that is limited to leg pain has a good post-surgery outcome.

Meanwhile, the people who have back pain and get surgery... the outcomes are not as good.

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u/Kublah_Khat May 11 '21

as a person who used to be strong with back problems who is working on re-habbing the f'd up parts - form over reps, always. you will not regret

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u/Deadlifts_n_Riffs May 12 '21

This 100%.

Also, be humble or be humbled. Don’t be afraid to go with less weight, less reps, less of everything.

You shouldn’t be feeling pain and your muscles shouldn’t be completely blown out.

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u/FlamingStealthBananz May 12 '21

Good luck! Physical therapy was life changing for me. The hard part is making your "homework" a part of your normal routine, but it is so worth it.

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u/applejackrr May 12 '21

Yeah I start PT tomorrow. We will see how that goes. I’m already getting better. I just want to prevent it for the future.

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u/applejackrr May 12 '21

I do the heat therapy now and that has helped tremendously. I do want a massage though…

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u/applejackrr May 12 '21

My work is halving the bill because it’s technically work related. So I think I’m good for all treatments at first, then to normal treatments after.

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u/IGNOREMETHATSFINETOO May 12 '21

What's bullshit is I went to a PT for my torn rotator cuff and all they did was put a TENS unit on it. No exercises at all. I stopped going after 6 months when I couldn't even lift my arm shoulder height anymore.

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u/Puzzled-Narwhal-5633 May 12 '21

Hey, thanks for this. My husband is suffering with immense sciatica pain. I don't trust chiropracty, and also suggested a physiotherapist to him.

I'll share this with him.

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u/highbrowshow May 12 '21

You have no idea how much this helped me, thank you

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u/Iaintthe-1 May 12 '21

Do you have a link for said exercises?

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u/teufels4hunde May 12 '21

Chiropractic care is always best as a maintenance for back & neck. Be wary of any chiropractor who insists you come 3 or 4 times a week for a few months. You right a good physiotherapist is awesome.

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u/BILLYRAYVIRUS4U May 12 '21

A physical therapist will do more for you than any doctor. Find one

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u/applejackrr May 12 '21

Starting that tomorrow.

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u/Myanxiety_hasplants May 12 '21 edited May 12 '21

I have sciatica due to herniated disc like another commenter. It super sucks for all of us. I started nerve blocking injections for it but until they get that far down my back( I have 3 herniated discs in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar areas) I use a yoga trapeze to do inversion to reduce the pain/tingling/numbing. I tried inversion tables and it was bad. Like bad bad. Hanging from the trapeze feels great and it’s fun to. Edited to add bc I felt I kinda just stopped mid thought. I also find this video really informative. It gives a good base to start from the bottom. It can be really disheartening to keep trying to be active, especially if you were an active person prior to getting hurt. The best advice I could offer is finding what works for you, something you enjoy, and doesn’t hurt you more. I like the trapeze bc it works for me. It works my body in ways I can handle and honestly I can do assisted inverted pushups now. I can barely walk some days -and it’s important to remember limitations.

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u/ttaptt May 12 '21

Sometimes I subscribe to great channels like this one, even if I don't necessarily plan on watching them (although in this case, I should), because I hope it helps them, just as they are helping others, through joy, or cooking, or just, whatever.

Thanks for this link, my journey needs to start soon. I'm not overweight, I'm just getting fucking old, and I've never worked out because of the naturally skinny thing, and now I'm reaping the rewards of a sedentary life.

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u/maniaxuk May 12 '21 edited May 12 '21

Sometimes I subscribe to great channels like this one, even if I don't necessarily plan on watching them (although in this case, I should), because I hope it helps them

I've heard subbing but not watching can actually be detrimental to a channel as the algorithm thinks the channel isn't producing stuff that people actually want to watch

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u/ttaptt May 12 '21

That's good to know, thank you. I'll up my youtube game, lol. I do need and want to watch this guy, though, for sure.

But that is good info, I don't know how that stuff works.

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u/GDAWG13007 May 12 '21

I sometimes watch and put the video on silent and go do something else for this reason.

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u/LogicalJicama3 May 12 '21

Yea I like his positive attitude. These are the kind of people I like to surround myself with

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u/uhohimdead May 12 '21

I actually take tips from him when I started to work out and lose weight. Dudes a chill guy and has great information on his videos.

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u/K1NG15000 May 12 '21

He's indeed a great guy. I first saw one video of him talking about pull-ups and how coffee is great, the wya he talks really makes you feel you're with a friend.

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u/Extra_Thicc_Potato May 12 '21

I love Hampton :)

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u/oObunniesOo May 11 '21

Thank you!

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u/Miss-Calico May 12 '21

Thanks!! that's awesome :)

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u/QuarantineSucksALot May 12 '21

That design is pretty awesome.

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u/JaTheRed May 11 '21

First 5 seconds I thought he was going to be condescending but turned out well.

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u/gnarfler May 11 '21

I hope the best for this guy. One minute and I’m already inspired.

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u/GeneralAce135 May 12 '21

Right? Like, nothing has ever convinced me to work on being able to do push-ups (I can't even do 1). But thanks to this I actually want to start trying!

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u/BradGroux May 12 '21

You can do one, wall pushup!

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u/AggressivelyToast May 11 '21

Yeah for some reason I thought I was on r/shitposting and was waiting for him to call me a pussy

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u/MyNameIsNitrox May 11 '21

Well, he's not wrong in my case

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u/TheJimiBones May 12 '21

He has a few videos like this. He has a similar video like this for pull ups I watched. He is definitely a genuinely good dude that just wants to be as helpful as possible.

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u/nelson_manvella May 12 '21

go check him out on youtube. He's a national treasure https://youtube.com/c/HybridCalisthenics

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u/GODDAMNFOOL May 12 '21

I could have this man explain anything to me and enjoy watching it

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u/Brocklesocks May 12 '21

He's a good dude.

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u/FinancialIdiot70 May 12 '21

Same, I’m ashamed to say I didn’t even get 3 seconds in before turning it off. Then I read your comment and re-watched.

Great video that really motivated me.

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u/Helpful_Corgi5716 May 11 '21

His YouTube channel is just lovely 😍

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u/supaloops May 11 '21

I did something similar in my progression and I can't even express how proud I was when I could finally do a full, standard pushup in good form. So inspiring.

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u/Kublah_Khat May 11 '21

i used to do 25 crap pushups no problem. 10 pushups with good form has totally saved my back since then

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u/supaloops May 12 '21

No joke. A push up is a surprisingly difficult thing. Does a lot of good or a lot of harm.

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u/DutyOrDie May 11 '21

This guy is awesome. He has his own app, discord group, and likes to stream things on Twitch with his community like playing Pokémon games. Pretty nice person

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u/catfurcoat May 11 '21

What? What's his app?

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u/thelovelymiddle May 11 '21

It's called Cultivate

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u/clickeddaisy May 12 '21

What does it do, fitness stuff like tracking your workout and stuff?

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u/BeerandWater May 12 '21

It’s a social media / community app.

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u/AugustJulius May 12 '21

The app description:

Find and build a community of friends that help and support you—in fitness
and beyond!

This is the official app for the Hybrid Calisthenics
community.We help people cultivate long-term fitness and health with calisthenics. Mental wellness, injury rehabilitation, pain relief, and more can be achieved with intelligent bodily exercise.

This website represents the hybridization between calisthenics and other disciplines. Master Your Body & Find Your Community!

--Certain areas of the app require a subscription of $14.99 a month or $149.99 a year.

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u/6arnu6 May 12 '21

And hella handsome

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u/jejcicodjntbyifid3 May 12 '21

Yeah he seems really genuine and his other videos touch on a lot of sensitive topics and I think that's an awesome guy to have in lifestyle\fitness\health area on YouTube.

More stuff like that seems great to me

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u/PM_ME_NCIS_QUOTES May 12 '21

Knowing this dude exists def brightened my day!

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u/kitKatcoolio May 12 '21

I don’t know why but I like his energy and I genuinely want to improve now.

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u/Pwnaholic May 12 '21

Just wanted to say I thought the same. Just did the wall pushups in my hotel room. Good luck stranger!

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u/ADirtyJockStrap May 12 '21

Probably because he's genuinely being helpful and not condescending. I feel like a lot of fitness people don't really consider different levels of fitness when making workouts. This guy shows you how to start at base level and work your way up.

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u/desiccatedmonkey May 11 '21

I love him - These are not girl push ups, these are great for therapy and there is no need to shame them This is such an important note.

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u/Bacon_Devil May 11 '21

It's great how he makes sure to destigmatize these sort of workouts. No one should be ashamed of exercising at the level that best suits them.

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u/TheDrunkenChud May 12 '21

I've been working out regularly for the last 3 months. Today I decided to try box pushups (basically what he was doing on the chair) and I couldn't do it. I'm still a rather large man and my shoulders just weren't into it. Plus I decided to do it after a chest and back super set, so I was beat. This video was super helpful, because I flat out hadn't thought of trying what he suggested. I plan to.

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u/R3DSMiLE May 12 '21

Dude, I'm on the other end of the spectrum and can't do chair thingies neither. Ping you in a month \o/

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u/Fucile8 May 12 '21

Keep going friend!

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u/SilverTM May 12 '21

Best of luck on your journey.

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u/pirateZaken May 12 '21

Congrats. Keep pushing, in no time you can be doing handstand puhsups.

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u/TheDrunkenChud May 12 '21

I'm dedicated to it, but it's gonna be more than "no time". I'm over 400lbs. So either my bench press is going way up, or my weight is coming way down. The goal is both.

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u/WaffleFoxes May 12 '21

Finding a gym that supports me at whatever level has been life changing. The trainers set out a routine, show the motions and offer variations.

I didn't realize for a long time that it's ok to huff and puff and sweat even when I'm doing an "easy" variation. It's challenging for me and I deserve to pant just as much as the person next to me doing the "harder" variation.

I'm inspired, I'm going to tell the trainer I have a goal of doing a full pushup. I think that would feel awesome.

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u/jakethedumbmistake May 12 '21

It's hauntingly beautiful

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u/Able_Secretary_6835 May 12 '21

That stole my heart.

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u/Existential_Spices May 12 '21

Seriously. I get into cheerleader mode if someone I know is hesitant about a physical fitness routine, but this guy is killing it with way less energy and explanation.

https://youtube.com/c/HybridCalisthenics

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u/SentientBagOfCells May 12 '21

Yeah knee push-ups are great for getting that last five or two or one push-up in before failure. I use them regularly to train past a place where I’m stuck.

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u/calangomerengue May 12 '21

yeah... it doesn't make sense how something like "taking care of your health" can sometimes have such a toxic culture

we need more people like him

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u/jejcicodjntbyifid3 May 12 '21

So much yes! Fitness has so much of the bro culture and people who are so polarizing, etc

He's just a relaxed dude who wants to help people

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u/beachdogs May 11 '21

I thought it was very cool before then, then once he said that, I said this guy is awesome

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u/DexterRhiley May 11 '21

Love this guys attitude

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u/consciousmama May 11 '21

good advice.

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u/Cobra_McJingleballs May 11 '21

What’s the version of this for pull-ups?*

A pull up bar and a chair for leg/weight support?

*short of a machine assisted pull-up rig at the gym

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u/Arclet__ May 11 '21

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fO3dKSQayfg

here's his take on how to build up to pullups

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u/Cobra_McJingleballs May 11 '21

You rule so much. Thank you!

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u/keexity May 12 '21

U sure you’re going to be able to do a pull-up w those cobra mcjingleballs?

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u/Friendly_Recompence May 12 '21

This dude is awesome! Can’t believe I’d never heard of him before!

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u/EnvBlitz May 12 '21

Because he hasn't been making videos for long. Got some really high subscription rise in a short time too.

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u/hanimal16 May 12 '21

His voice did not waiver once while exercising and talking. Damn. Also, makes me feel better about my wall push-up’s.

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u/Nihilisticky May 11 '21 edited May 11 '21

++ for the joint comment, except he meant tendons. Tendonitis is a bitch. A slooowly, healing bitch.

Learn to spot the difference between muscle fatigue and tendon pain!

You could of course damage bones like rotator cuff connecting arms and shoulder, but that's usually people lifting weights in awkward/wrong positions.

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u/thagthebarbarian May 12 '21

I got overzealous getting back to the gym a couple years ago, pulled a tendon from going to hard and the recovery took so long that again I'm looking to get back to the gym

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u/vonbuxter May 12 '21

Rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons, injuries do indeed occur from lifting in awkward/wrong positions. I messed up mine grabbing my very heavy backpack from the back seat of my car on my way to A&P class, from between the front seats, a very awkward and wrong lifting-pulling-twisting motion, repeatedly. I knew it was improper form, but I was (always) in a hurry, and young and foolishly believing my invincibility.

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u/IPretendIMatter May 11 '21

Aww.. he's a very likeable and somewhat adorable human. :)

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u/sapere-aude088 May 12 '21

His arms 😍

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u/moonlitcat13 May 12 '21

I... I really like this guy! He seems like a genuinely nice guy and all I did was watch him be encouraging for 60 secs!

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u/rpm319 May 11 '21

Great advice. I have a previous shoulder injury. I started out on my bathroom sink doing sets of 25 wide, regular and diamond push-ups. Then added a set every few days.

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u/slobberchox May 12 '21

Bring me the video please, Reginald.

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u/slobberchox May 12 '21 edited May 12 '21

Thank you Reginald.

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u/ellebeam May 12 '21

Good bot

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u/SunfireElfAmaya May 12 '21

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u/fuhnetically May 12 '21

Thank you! I'm 50 and have gotten overweight in the last 5 years. I have been wanting to start on a fitness journey, but currently do not have the strength for pushups. I'm going to try this progression.

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u/ravenclaw555 May 11 '21

Wholesome af

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u/prathisravi May 11 '21

It's your boy Hampton

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u/GenosConnSmythe May 12 '21

Hampton is the best “fitness” YouTuber out there. Love every single one of his videos, he’s amazing.

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u/taminahz May 11 '21

Opened my gift box just to award this post

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u/Abysix May 12 '21

That guy is so nice he makes me suspicious, like Canadians do for the first few days whenever I visit.

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u/amd2019 May 12 '21

This guy’s attitude is gold !

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u/One-Pomegranate-234 May 12 '21

This was so wholesome!

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u/RupertNZ1081 May 11 '21

A Tik Tok that’s not cringe, how refreshing!

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u/Cheetah357 May 12 '21 edited May 12 '21

To be fair, a lot of Reddit that isn’t politics or porn are Tik Toks. Subs like r/nextfuckinglevel r/woahdude and even this sub are filled with Tik Toks.

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u/Triette May 11 '21

Well this made me happy, thank you for posting!

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u/CephaloG0D May 12 '21

I just shattered the glass top of my computer desk.

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u/VisioRama May 12 '21

Made me remember, a long time ago I was weak af, couldn't even do one push up with my knees on the floor , let alone a proper push up. So I would do it on the wall, just like that. My friend said I had to work out to get girls. 15 years later, still no girls. Pretty fit though.

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u/DaddyWolverine May 11 '21

This is good.

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u/mirmice May 11 '21

This guy is great!

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u/SaberToothMC May 11 '21

I wish there were more workout vids for people who can't do certain things. I have problems with my bones and joints, so 1 pushup = dislocated shoulder. I feel like a slob sometimes, used to love working out, and by now I haven't at all for 3-4 years

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u/Begonewithye May 11 '21

Honestly his points are perfect. Namely, our joints may not be ready for something our muscles first. Listen to your joints & cartilage first. Causing pain to those things are very bad for you.

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u/somethink_different May 12 '21

You're awesome and this is awesome. I have so little upper body strength/tone! I know pushups are the go-to for improving, but I can't even do kneeling pushups well.

I'm going to take your advice! Keep being positive, and thanks for the smiles.

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u/nofapredditor May 12 '21

I don't know bro. This video is so wholesome, informative, and nicely put together without any marketing shit that it makes me think how awesome social media COULD HAVE been if we used it the way Hampton is. Kudos bro.

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u/ellebeam May 12 '21

He is so wholesome ☀️

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u/Exemus May 12 '21

I wasn't even really interested in the content, but I'll be damned if that wasn't just a joy to watch.

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u/Lunarchild24 May 12 '21

I like this. This was nice. I thought I was going to be a video on this guy showing off but it turned out to be a nice, informative, “you’ve got this” “you can do it” video. Thank you for posting this. Now I don’t feel so bad about not being able to do full push ups. Also thank you for calling them “kneeling push ups” & for saying it shouldn’t be shameful.

Dude just thank you!!!

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u/ProDiesel May 12 '21

That was, really amazing for someone like me who’s hesitant to try just because I “know I’ll fail.”. He showed things I honestly haven’t thought of on my own and that’s awesome. I really appreciated how nice and straightforward he was as well.

This was an awesome watch.

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u/skunkbollocks May 11 '21

Everyone should do some pushups every day.

You don't need anything more than a few moments and even in as short a time as a week you'll see improvement.

Do some right now and then upvote this comment if you did.

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u/Momobreh May 11 '21 edited May 11 '21

i only did 10, on a very low mattress but a little bit off the ground. at least i made it to 10 though

edit: 10 more on a flat surface, although i’m not going super low to the floor it’s more like bending my elbows as far out as they can support

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u/skunkbollocks May 11 '21

You say only 10, but I bet that's 10 more than you were going to do today.

Maybe it's only the first 10?

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u/Momobreh May 11 '21

very true, i wouldn’t have done it if i didn’t read this.. i just wonder if me being able to hardly go down still makes it a valid push-up bc my muscles are feeling it for sure, i’m actually tempted to do more i keep going for it surprisingly

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u/skunkbollocks May 11 '21

The first ones are the worst ones.

They'll only get more "valid" over time.

The pushups are easy, the "over time" is the hard part.

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u/shrubs311 May 12 '21

i did 10, have an upvote for giving us external discipline

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u/Casique720 May 12 '21

This dude has charisma for days. Seems like nothing would bother this guy. Lol

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u/jenny3DD May 11 '21

True. Nice one. Thanks for sharing.

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u/fractiousrhubarb May 11 '21

Very well presented

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u/lebrawn-james May 12 '21

This dudes a G

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u/Waffleradio Interested May 12 '21

Good video, good message, good push-ups.

Nice work

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u/HidingInSaccades May 12 '21

Love this guys vibe.

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u/smokdya2 May 12 '21

Just over here working out in his flip flops. Respect ✊🏼

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u/Captain_Naj0rk May 12 '21

Fart of the ship, fart of the poo

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u/OhHeyMoll May 12 '21

This guy is a GEM

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u/Dylion99 May 12 '21

I hate the idea of having TikTok but I would download for more of this guy

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u/Jaoox May 12 '21

I followed his tutorial on how to do pull ups and now I'm at a point where I can do 10 in a row

Took a while but worth the effort !

Don't give up ! It might seem slow but perseverance pays off

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u/jOLLYw1722 May 12 '21

Here is my story of starting off at 120kg to now 108kg, I actually watch this video while on my journey to 80kg, I really wanted to be able to do a nice pushup, and THIS DUDE he is the reason that I now can do 12 sets of full push ups, I start off with walls and let me tell u, it fucking hurts the first time and I just had to get use to it. Now at 108kg with 12 push up as my max, I try to do as many when I am at work and at home too! to all my Teddy bears stay focused and set on your goal, I too wanted to eat away at my life but now i can eat away at my life without gaining weight but lose it at the same time! All the best my fluffy Teddy bears push on with that wall push!

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u/THEGrumpasaurus May 12 '21

This guy is just pure gold.

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u/Competitive_Classic9 May 11 '21

I want to learn how to have his outlook in general

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u/galacticretriever May 12 '21

Funny enough, I looked through his youtube channel and he does have some videos about how to shape a better mentality. I didn't watch it, but maybe it's worth sneaking a peak.

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u/BravoBet May 12 '21

Why is this getting reposted everywhere

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u/kristentx May 11 '21

I don't know this man, but i love him

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u/Digital-Aura May 11 '21

Damn. Thought this was r/unexpected

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u/usmc_vet_23 May 11 '21

Pusshhhhh UP Marine Corp's

1 2 3 1 1 2 3 2 Etc

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u/slayermcb May 11 '21

Or as my Army drill used to count... zero... zero... zero...

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u/Rope-Fuzzy May 11 '21

This is a great video. I’ve been basically doing this progression in the gym the last 3 months and finally worked up to being able to do a few regular push ups at a time (like 3 sets of about 5-6). But it’s progress! I did notice he crosses his legs for the not-girl pushups, and all the trainers in my gym always say not to do that as it can cause some kind of problems with your low back.

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u/cheddarpoppers May 11 '21

this was great, and I might even try it!

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u/slayermcb May 11 '21

Awesome video. As someone formerly fit (maybe again one day) I can get behind this. Very important to remember that an exercise should not hurt!

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u/themanwhoisfree May 11 '21

Love this guy been subscribed to him for a while on YouTube give him a looksee yall👀👀

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u/BuckyJamesDio May 12 '21

I like this one.

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u/d00mba May 12 '21

that was awesome. this guy is awesome.

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u/mariposa654 May 12 '21

Wow! You’re awesome! Great explanation.

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u/introvertrana May 12 '21

I love this dude

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u/yesgirlsusereddit May 12 '21

I am definitely at wall push up level...but does anyone ever just get bored while doing that many push ups? 3 sets of 50 is a long time to be staring at a wall. What do you do to keep yourself engaged while you exercise?

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u/Tigaget May 12 '21

Listen to music you can sing along with. I had a physical therapist once tell me that if you can't sing or talk while working out, you're doing too much.

You might be a little breathless, but breathing shouldn't be a struggle. She said to just dial back the intensity until you are ready.

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u/GCoin001 May 12 '21

I like this guy. Seems like good inspiration.

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u/HeresTheThingIKnow May 12 '21

What a great guy

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u/GikeM May 12 '21

I've always been somewhat unfit and was adamant I couldn't do pushups but decided to make a few changes through the lockdowns and shed a couple stone in weight.

My friend manages an amateur football team so I went down to training and as I was one of the few who failed a drill we got forfeit pushups.

Don't know if it was the pressure / adrenaline but I dropped and managed to pump out 20 in one go which put the biggest smile on my fatass face.

Honestly was grinning like an idiot after, weird how something so simple can boost your ego/do wonders for your confidence.

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u/LeTubbyDuck May 12 '21

Man Hybrid Calisthenics is such an awesome channel.

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u/johnsgrove May 12 '21

Very nice presentation.

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u/Kipawa Interested May 12 '21

I really like this person.

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u/DumpsterRaccoons May 12 '21

what a guy- informative and not even a little patronizing

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u/TheJimiBones May 12 '21

This guy has a bunch of workout for beginners videos. I watched his video on pull ups. He seems like a genuinely great person that just wants to be as helpful as possible.

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u/hermajestycxntberly May 12 '21

super wholesome and informative 😊

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u/JustBeeThatsIt May 12 '21

I just had a major back surgery that completely sapped my strength. Right now, I can basically only walk, but I bet in a few weeks, I could start some wall push ups.