Keith Gotschall wrote:
As for the back of the wrist push ups.... I can't really do them! Yet my wife, who trained in Kung Fu for ages, can still snap off a set at will. She seems to be resting the end of the forearm bones on the floor rather than the back of the hand.
Actually, I'm quite curious about the wrist push ups. According to the Aikido FAQ
, it's easier to do the ikkyo pushups with the wrists closer together and the nikkyo pushups with the wrists further apart.
I'm wondering if there is a doctor out there who could give some medical advice regarding these type of pushups... especially as they seem to be practiced by non-aikido students as well...