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Postby John the Monkey mind » Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:52 pm

A notorious British prison hard man 'Charles Bronson' and his training

"Bronson, whose real name is Michael Peterson, keeps fit by doing 2,000 press ups in his cell twice a day."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstop ... ights.html

Would you say this is feasible and how long do you reckon it would take? Is this an effective way of getting martial power?

I cant help but think he must have amazing core strength and pushing/striking power that could easily overwhelm an opponent.
I am a tradition MA man but this is making me think about the focus of my training. Would this type of power be very useful for traditional Martial arts? I think the founder of kyokushin karate Masutatsu Oyama was big on push ups although I could be wrong.
Are push ups traditional?
How do they fit with internal styles?

Are there other easily practised ways of gaining strength that are more productive? (I use a lot of isometrics)
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:39 pm

Tiger push ups AKA Hindu push ups are, I don't know about regular push ups but I can't see why they wouldn't be. Clapping push ups are excellent for developing explosive punching power.
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:59 pm

Akihito Isaka - Push Up Training
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUldxN4S1UY
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