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Which benefits has push-ups? I do push-ups many times but my muscles doesn't grow and I lost my motivation for this exercise. Could anyone tell me what is the gold side of push-ups?

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Pushups are a great basic exercise which helps you condition your entire body, not just your chest. While doing a pushup you train your chest, shoulders, arms, even legs and core.

But once you get more advanced, doing pushups becomes relatively easy and you need to start adding resistance, i.e. weight or reps, but you are kind of limited in some way. Adding reps becomes somewhat useless after a while.

About the "muscles dont grow and I lost motivation"-part, whether your muscles grow or not has to do with more than just this exercise. You need enough food, rest and progressive overload to achieve muscle growth. Are you sure you're getting all of the above? And are you doing more than just pushups?

  • Hey @MJB. About your question: "And are you doing more than just pushups?" - I do Push Ups, Squats, and Sit-ups. 1.Is these exercises enough or I need to add some exercises? 2.And does using weights stop growing height or not? Thank in advance for answer. – Tom Anderson Jan 16 at 19:14

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