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Exhale on the push up, breathe in on the lower. Lower slowly and explode upwards each time.
YES and NO! The problem with push-ups is that at some point you will need to add more resistance to provide more challenge and your body has to adapt to. Doing more push ups will not provide more muscle! Getting bigger (more muscle mass) it is important 1. to have a good diet, 2. a challenging routine (with slowly increasing the weight or choosing a more ...
Lowering about 1/3 to 1/2 way done and HOLDING there will help you build the strength to do the full depth. I lost ALL strength from illness - was in the same predicament and this is how I recovered.
You should keep doing knee pushups, but you should also start doing regular pushups at an incline. Find an angle where you can do 10-15 repetitions. If you can do more than that, find something lower. With time, you'll be coming down onto the ground, doing regular pushups!
Could be a bulged disc in your upper spine irritating a nerve that runs through your back. Some activities like lifting can compress the discs further and aggravate the situation. This can cause painful muscle guarding and stiffnes in an effort to protect the area.
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