View Full Version : Finger Tip Push Ups - Is There a Correct Finger Position?

Travis Hall
04-18-2010, 06:17 AM

Mark Fenner
04-18-2010, 06:46 AM
Tips, definitely.

Out of curiosity, what's your interest in finger-tip pushups?


Steven Low
04-18-2010, 09:02 AM
Any position works as long as you are not hyperextending your fingers.

I'm pretty wary of that because it likely stretches out the joint capsule which may weaken your grip strength and make you prone to dislocations and stuff.

Fingers look fine in pic 1, but I would be wary of the thumb there.

Mark Fenner
04-20-2010, 02:10 PM
I'll definitely the pad version a break -- if you aren't hyper-extending your first knuckle joints.

My preference for tips comes from the advice of a breaking expert as a method for training to develop a spear hand break (knife hand position using the finger tips instead of the edge of the hand). Not everyone is after that technique, though.