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You progress to harder types of push-ups. The general formula is to start with 3 sets of 5 reps, then gradually add until you can complete 3 sets of 8 reps, and then progress to the next type. Push-ups: the standard type with elbows out Marine push-ups: these push-ups are with elbows in, close to your body Diamond push-ups: make a triangle/diamond with ...


The cause of muscle cramping hasn't been definitively proven, however contemporary studies on the matter suggest the cause to be associated with fatigue and muscle tightness, in addition to the traditionally assumed dehydration/electrolyte depletion theory. Here's an abstract from a peer-reviewed 2009 study on the matter: Cause of exercise associated ...

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