The Push-Up

ByCrossFitFebruary 11, 2019

“In an earlier time, the push-up was largely regarded as a measure of a person’s strength and fitness. In more modern times, much of this reputation has been passed on to the bench press, but the push-up’s passing misses the great opportunity to master a gateway movement to one of the most developmental progressions in all of fitness.”

— Greg Glassman, The Push-Up, CrossFit Journal, 2003

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David Cruz
March 11th, 2023 at 6:50 pm
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I first started Crossfit when my brother got back from deployment and told me about this workout site him and his buddies would do when they were sent all over the place, this must have been 2009 or '10 (i tried to look up but the leaderboard doesn't even go back that far anymore). anyway we did soley mainsite wods at globo gyms and later video submitted our open scores we were hooked. Many years later I've done lots of fitness since then but last week i was feeling nostalgic and wanted the oldschool feel of the .com so i logged in to see if y'all were still there and sure enough there you all were. this was my first solid week doin mainsite wods the feeling i get doin wods with basically anonymous people from around the world knowing we are in this together is a beautiful thing, thank you community. And thank you to Crossfit for keeping the mainsite wods up! these workouts continue to be simple beautiful brutal and elegant. to paraphrase 'one of the three ways to find meaning in life, is to have the right attitude in suffering' - Viktor Frankle, Mans search for meaning.


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Chris Meldrum
March 11th, 2023 at 8:19 pm

welcome back, i've been here since 2008 as well!

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Lincoln Kerger
March 11th, 2023 at 9:21 pm

Great to have you back! I've been following mainsite since 2007, but didn't start posting until 2020. I couldn't agree more that the community is awesome. Very well done today by the way!

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Nate Gordon
March 12th, 2023 at 2:48 am

awesome score, nice comment!

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Katina Thornton
February 12th, 2019 at 3:24 am
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I have struggled with keeping my elbows in close to my body. Form is so important and it is worth the extra effort to do these movements properly.

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