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Ok I been lifting weights a while. And I have this theory that if I where to simulate a push up.
I would have to get on a scale and that should be the weight I need to use? I'll show figure.
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 one year ago
Ok I been lifting weights a while. And I have this theory that if I where to simulate a push up. I would have to get on a scale and that should be the weight I need to use? I'll show figure.
 one year ago
 one year ago

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timo86mBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dont laugh at my drawing :P
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eashmoreBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8
You want to do the bench press in such a way that it mimiks as pushup?
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eashmoreBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8
Then sure. Assume the pushup position on a scale. Do not actually do a pushup, as the scale will read higher as you do the exercise, due to Newton's Second and Third Laws. For thoroughness, I might suggest getting the scale reading at both the "arms fully extended" position, and the "arms fully contracted position." That is to say, read the scale at the top and bottom of the pushup, while you are stationary. If they differ, take the mean and throw that weight on your workout equipment.
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timo86mBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
that is what I had in mind :)
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eashmoreBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8
Good thinking. A hint: Lift your elbows towards your ears so they are level with your shoulders when doing a pushup. It will isolate your pectorials which are stronger than your triceps. dw:1337651048367:dw
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matthewA001Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i think that he should look at the reading at its mag when doing push ups. the reading the scale shows when doing a push up would be the weight that he is lifting while in motion. For example, it is harder to lift a 50lb block with an acceleration of 6 ft/s than at .5 ft/s
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matthewA001Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the weight is increased due to that the fact that yur are trying to combat gravit more rapidly.
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eashmoreBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8
I understand that, but he wants to simulate the weight of a pushup. He will accelerate the mass the same whether he is doing a pushup or a chest press exercise.
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matthewA001Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
oh alright, makes sense
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KainuiBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I'm just curious if the inverse cosine of your weight at the top of the pushup divided by the weight at the bottom of the pushup is equal to the angle at which you move in doing a pushup.
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VincentLyon.FrBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Eashmore already got the answer right 17 days ago!
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eashmoreBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.8
@Kainui Not likely. Your mass times gravity will always be in the vertical component. Any angle shift from 90 would just result in a friction component that resisted your arms from sliding out from under you. Therefore, we will see a greater load through the arms, but not much variation on the scale.
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