On an American forum I go on I'm in disagreement with a couple of people who are training in what are very obviously mcDojos, they pay for Black belt clubs, have 2 45mins lessons a week, have to learn their katas from videos they have to buy etc, a few of us are trying to show them whats wrong with their training. In those 45min lessons their warm up consists of doing 100 press ups with another 100 during the lessons ( the rest of the time is spent doing 10 mins with one instructor before moving to do another 10 with someone else etc) What is worrying us is that everyone including children are doing these hundreds of press ups!
I've always been told that children especially should do press ups on their knees and not do more than about 2 sets of ten. In this class the children are also doing the press ups on their fingers! Women have to do the same where again I was taught that women should also do them on their knees as the centre of gravity is different and the strain goes on the back and pelvis of women.
Can anyone give me info or links to info about press ups please? The stuff I'm getting back is oh well the children manage fine which I don't think is the point as I think the damage will come later in life as they will have damaged growing cartilege etc. Please help if you can, I really want to prove them wrong big style!