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If your goal is simply to achieve the ability to do a bunch of push ups, you should attack it with volume (in other words, you gotta do a lot of push ups to do a lotta push ups). Spread out the load throughout the day. Here's how I would take it if my max rep range was 5: First, make sure that the five you can do are strict push ups with proper form (as ...


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Am I just being impatient? Well, to be strong, you need to eat more than you usual do (caloric surplus). It also takes time to become stronger, so long you are able to progress in weights / reps / sets, that will make you stronger. With that said, it could be possible that your form is incorrect. For example :- This is the incorrect form. Notice he is ...


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Sorry to answer my own question. Berin Loritsch gave a great answer. It turned out I had a pretty serious mobility problem in my lats and upper back. Taking Berin's advice, I circled back and addressed the problem a few years ago. My elbows would flare out whenever I tried to press overhead. When switched to using a PVC pipe and pressing with the form ...



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