I downloaded an app 3 weeks ago for my home workout. Normally, for progressive overload, it increases the number of reps for each workout every week. But the issue here is, when i was told to do 16 pushups and my hands become very weak at the 10th pushups, does it affect my overall muscle growth or performance if I catch my breath a little and then continue, so as to complete the 16 pushups?
Over the three weeks I've used the app, I've not seen any evidence of muscle growth, but I think it increases my overall muscle strength.
1. I watch my diet
2. When I first started the workout, i would feel my arm muscle sore (DOMS), but as I progressed, the soreness no longer occurred, no matter how intense the workout was. I think my arm muscle has gotten used to it though. Since I've never exercised my chest and shoulders before, those are the ones that hurt now.
3. This app is regarded as the best for home workout on playstore
4. I'm a 17 years old teen and I think the app is meant for the men. Because I reach a point where my arms can't take it anymore but i catch my breath and continue anyways.
5 I'm somewhat skinny and tonned, with an average muscle size but not as much muscle size as I need.
6. I try as much to do the exercise correctly
7. Every new week, it brings in the same workouts but every time, my arms get weak at the same number. Say, the previous week I was told to do 15 pushups as the first set, and 12 staggered pushups as the second, my arms would be able to go through the 15 pushups or at least 13, and then when it comes to the staggered pushups, it's as if I can't do it at all. And it goes like that every week for the same sets of workouts.
8. This app works the upper body. For a day, it works the shoulders and triceps, the second day, it works the abs, the third day, it works the arms and chest and it does the shoulders and triceps the next day and it goes like that for 28 days.