Proper technique, variations and programs for improving your push-ups.

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What is the opposite exercise of push ups?

I've been doing push ups on a daily basis, and I feel like I need to also train the opposite muscles, to make sure I'm training evenly. What would be a good counter-exercise for push ups?
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cant do pushups or pull ups. please help me

I'm 21 years old next week. I weigh 41 kilos (~90lbs). My light body weight lead me to depression. I've been smoking cigarettes for the past 5 years, but I've finally made up my mind to get fit and ...
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cycling 10km everyday for fitness and weightloss

I am 38 year old male 173cm height and weighing 80kgs and yes my bmi is little above normal. I have been on and off working out in gym through my 20s but never serious could bench max 80kg. I recent ...
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What exercises would make up the minimum, complete, general fitness workout?

What exercises would be in a complete, but minimalist, general fitness workout? This would include strength, conditioning, and mobility. I am looking for the quickest workout using the fewest, ...
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Pain in left palm while doing push-ups

I am a very skinny guy, 180cm tall, weigh 63kg. Even being as thin as I am, I had started to develop a potbelly. So I decided to do small rounds of working out about 10 days ago whenever I can, which ...
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How to do overloaded closed-kinesthetic-chain pushups without a spotter?

Muscle & Fitness says Most chest and shoulder closed-chain exercises aren't practical for developing strength, so these routines substitute the incline barbell press and barbell overhead ...
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proper fitness routine

After so much reference from the Internet. I myself planned a fitness routine aiming for a lean and toned body like this in the following picture I currently weigh 67 kg and 173 cm. I have planned ...
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What is the correct plan to transition from normal to handstand push-ups?

I'm looking to become fit in my upper body without having to go to the gyms. Right now I'm working on my pushups. I can do 30 normal pushups in one go, if pumping as fast as I can. I'm 6ft and 160lbs. ...
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Knuckle vs. palm pushups

What are the differences between open-palm and knuckle push-up forms in terms of benefits, risks, and muscle development? Open-palm: Knuckle:
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Optimal strategy for “4min pushup test”

Recently I stumbled upon the 4minute pushups test, which challenges you to do as many pushups as you can within 4 minutes (you can pause anytime as long as the clock keeps running). I'm wondering ...
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Why can't i do pull ups And Why i feel loss of hearing after push ups?

I am able to do chin-ups for about 3 reps. But when I try to do pull-ups, I can't lift myself up. Why is that? These are same exercises which works almost the same muscles. Does anyone have an ...
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Push ups-Wrist strain?

I used to do 200 push ups a day but I have heard that they put a tremendous amount of strain on your wrists so I decided not to do them often anymore. Is this true, or just a myth?
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Breathing rules while doing push ups

I consider it as a related and continuation to my previous question. I am doing push ups daily for the past 2 months regularly without missing a day. I am doing 5 reps of 15 push ups. I have question ...
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How should I do push up to get better chest?

I was told push-ups are good for the chest. I tried some and don't quite feel it in my chest, the force is on my hands. How should I do it to focus on the chest?
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Best way to lose stomach fat [duplicate]

Anyone know of a daily workout that can get me slim whilst building muscle? I dont mean a full on workout like going to the gym because there is no gym around where i live. I also eat pretty healthy ...
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60 push ups at once? or 4 series of 15?

I'm doing 60 push ups mon - wed - fri. I'm making the 60 moves in 4 series with a break of 30 seconds per series. What's best, doing 60 push ups at once or 4 series of 15?
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How to maintain push ups training

I trained for several months in order to achieve my goal of a hundred push ups in a row. To do so, I slowly increased the number of push ups every time I trained. I did not do the training with push ...
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Effects of doing many push ups, pull ups, dips?

I am wondering if doing lots of push ups(100), lots of pull ups(50), and lots of dips(40) daily will build muscles. That's all. Thanks.
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What type of push ups benefit muscle up?

I want to do muscle up. I can do 14 pull ups and I can get my elbow above the bar in to the muscle up position but when it comes to pushing myself down and completing the muscle up I don't have the ...
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Push Ups vs Machines

Why can't I do push ups (lol) but I can perfectly do 13 kilos 4series 30 reps, in a tricep or bicep workout? Plus it's a compound movement meaning I'm not enfoquing everything on just one muscle? If ...
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Why are my ribs sore after doing push ups and sit ups?

My ribs are sore after doing push ups and sit ups. Why? Are there muscles in between my ribs? Could it be something else other than muscles that is sore, like tendons, etc?
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What is meant by the assertion that high repetitions of pushups do not build strength?

I intuitively think of the act of performing an arbitrarily large number of pushups as one requiring a considerable amount of strength. However, sometimes it is claimed that this is not the case. ...
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Should I include lightweight in my workout if I have an endurance based goal?

So I have goals involving bulking and getting stronger(increasing my bench, squat, curl, etc.), but recently I have put into action a goal to do 100 push ups in a row. Will lifting lighter weights ...
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Why do I feel my arms burn after doing a lot of push ups?

So I have noticed that I am doing far beyond 20 reps of push ups and still, after I have done about 50 of them, or even 2 sets of 25 my arms feel like they're expanding and growing muscle, both the ...
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Max reps, boredom and carpet-burn

Is there any consensus on the maximum number of reps you should perform, before rotating? Curious as I find I get bored, or start to get say carpet burn (sit-ups), if the number exceeds a hundred. ...
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Good exercises for lower pecs without weights

Note: I'm just trying to get in shape over the summer while I'm away from school so I'm an amateur when it comes to physical fitness and I might not know what I'm talking about. As of right now I'm ...
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Getting big with just push ups? [duplicate]

I have no gym access right now. How do you keep bulking up just using push ups?
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How to increase push ups

I started doing push ups three weeks ago and I can't seem to do more than 20 in a set. When I do 3 sets I always get stuck on 20. I am 65kg, I used to do 90 push ups, 30 reps, 3 sets. After I ...
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Difficulty breathing in push-up position

I've been out of shape for several years, but finally starting to get back into exercising. I've been doing pretty heavy aerobic exercises for the past two months. For the most part, I'm doing ok - ...
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What are the potential benefits of using inclined push-up bars?

What are the potential benefits of using inclined push-up bars vs the flat push-up bars? What is the correct way of holding and exercising with this kind of bars? Thank you
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Push-ups: All at once or spread across the day?

Should I do say 30 push-ups in a row (maybe 3 sets with 30 sec pause in between) or should I do 4-5 sets of 10 spread across the day when I want strength in my arm? My main focus is tennis and ...
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How to get back that satisfying chest burn?

I can shock the chest muscles with supersets and hitting different angles using cables, weights and push-ups in supersets, but I can't make it burn anymore during the workout. I do varying inclines ...
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Doing push ups over a 8-10 hour period

I am doing 400 push ups every other day. I do 40 at a time, but I do them over an 8-10 hour period. Am I really benefitting from this?
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How does Push Ups cause one side of my chest to be bigger?

I succeeded in fighting a saggy male chest via standard push ups. When I was working out my lower pecs by incline push ups and finished the routine, I saw the left side of my chest is bigger than the ...
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What are the dangers of doing push-ups incorrectly?

Newbie here. I work long hours behind my computer and I do my best to keep an eye on ergonomics: paying attention to my posture, taking short breaks at regular intervals, that kinda thing. Recently I ...
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Is doing push-ups every day healthy?

I'm told it's best for a particular muscle group to give it a couple days of rest between workouts and therefore daily push-ups are detrimental to arm muscles. Is that correct? I'm asking from a ...
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100 push-up. I went from 36 to 28 after being sick. Is it normal? How can I improve?

I am 29 years old, weigh 72kg (174cm tall), my goal is to do 100 "good form" push ups. I am following the hundred push ups training program. I initially did 30, then I got up to 36. Then I paused for ...
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Which exercises are ok in days between push ups

i love push ups and im doing (5-6) push ups at this moment and increasing the amount every session, but as i heard about rest days i want to know what exercises are ok to do during rest days? Actually ...
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Different in exercises between two 100pushups sites

I have found two different sites guiding how to achieve 100 push ups: HundredPushups.com and Alternative100Pushups.com. However they have different schedule. For example, if you get into the 11-20 ...
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Should I be doing dips or push ups?

I am currently trying to progress on both the hundred push ups and the one fifty dips programs. I cannot do them on the same day of course, they both put a huge strain on my triceps. And while ...
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Is my training regime going to build muscle mass?

I'm aiming to build muscle mass by going to the outdoor gym in my area. This is the routine I've been doing for the last few months Saturday 5 sets of 10 pull ups 5 sets of 25 push ups Sunday 5 ...
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I want to train the forearms which variation of push-ups is suitable

I have been doing finger push-ups with standing slant against the wall for 2-3 weeks with 3 sets of 20 for the biceps.Now i want to improve and be able to lift weights.After going through this post ...
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Is there any specific time to do push-ups

I have started doing push-up at home, after discontinuing from the regular gym. But, these days, I am leaving home early in the morning at 7:00 AM for work, I couldn't find time for push-ups in the ...
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why can't I do push up or pull up?

why can't I do a push up or pull up??I am not a fat guy but I can't do a single push up or pull up,I can lift pair of dumbbell of 20 kg and do 3 sets of 20 but I can't do more than 5 push up or pull ...
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combining Greasing the Groove with regular strength workout

So I am interested in using Greasing the Groove(GtG) to increase my number of pullups and pushups. I am a beginner at strength training, so I figured I would post my question here. My goal is more to ...
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Will daily push-ups help to get rid of my belly fat?

I've never made real exercise. Recently i began doing push-ups starting with 1 a day and finally increasing it to 15 day. Sometimes doing it 3-4 times (45-60). If i continue this routine, will it ...
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Sets all at once vs. “grease the groove”

I'm looking to increase my number of consecutive pushups from about 13 to at least 25. I've heard of basically two competing approaches: Do sets all at once a few times a week, as in the One ...
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What muscles are targeted when doing inclined dips and push ups

I basically do 20-25 dips which is slightly inclined towards the wall and then some push ups of 20-25 for starting. The height is 5Ft 11 and weight 69.1kgs Male for which i am underweight. My ...
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How to prepare for a physical fitness test in a couple of weeks?

I'm a 23 years old male (75 KG) never exercised before, I only walk from time to time and I have a physical fitness test in a couple of weeks (2 to 4) and I'm looking for a training program that will ...
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Does it damage the joints if we do pushups everyday?

I'm doing 100 pushups everyday and now I'm afraid whether this will cause damage to the shoulder joints? Will this help me to gain Chest muscles? Thanks