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Proper technique, variations and programs for improving your push-ups.

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What does failure feel like when doing a press up/push up?

I am doing press ups - my target is a set of 8. On the 7th and 8th I get to a point where I simply can't push myself back up again from the low position. I try for a few seconds and then I give way ...
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Stable shoulder position in bench press vs pushups?

When performing the bench press, usually you are advised to pinch your shoulder blades back and down in order to get your shoulder joint in the most stable/safe position. Also it's pretty common to ...
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What's a good body weight exercise to build pectoral strength or mass?

I'd like to work on pectoral strength, and I'm wondering what different techniques there are for building that using bodyweight. Is it not realistic without a bench press? I currently do wide-arm ...
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Only side of chest feel sore after pushups

Only the muscle in red feel sore after pushups, why isn't my full chest feeling sore, what am I doing wrong?
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Is wearing Langot necessary to do Push ups at home?

I have been doing home workout routine of 100 Decline push ups and 50 diamond push ups. I have been wearing a Langot (loin Cloth) to cover my testicles from any harm since I stared working out 10 ...
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Are half pushups any good?

By half pushups I don't mean bending knees, I mean i can't touch the ground fully, there is always some space left between my chest and ground(on many forums they tell that pushups are only good ...
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Can only feel clavicular head (upper chest) working out during inclined pushups

Are inclined pushups good for the whole chest or it only targets upper chest?
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How to bend the elbows in push ups

I am confused regarding how to bend my elbows while going down in a push-up. If we are observing a person doing a correct push up from the top i.e that his back is visible to us, will his/her body ...
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Is there an alternative to the T-Grip (Neuro grip) Isometric Stabilizer Power Push Up?

I heard some recommendations for using t-grip (Neuro grip) especially for push ups. . I would like to know what are the benefits in using it as comparison to regular push up. In addition, I would ...
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Upper back pain day after push-ups/pulls ups [closed]

So I've been doing push-ups for over six years and the first five years it was quite simple 6x20 sets of push-ups, without any pull-ups. Rarely an injury, and the ones that I had was somewhere at the ...
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does doing 1 set of push-ups per day help build muscle?

I'm kinda lazy and just wanna do 1 set of push-ups a day -- say, 20 reps a night before bedtime, or as many reps as I can do in 1 set. Will such minimal exercise help build muscle? I walk about 2 ...
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The Maths of Exercise

Lets say for whatever reason You can't do a pushup to save your life. You can't manage the technique and it hurts you too much. Or lets say you're like me and can't do a sit up to save your life ...
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How to love push-ups? [duplicate]

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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A different approach to 100 push-ups / 20 pull-ups challenge

Many trainer websites and apps for challenges such as 200 squats, 100 push-ups, 20 pull-ups, etc., have you do five sets of certain repetitions every other day. I wanted to run by you a different ...
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How can I engage my chest more when doing pushups?

I understand that pushups are supposed to be a chest exercise primarily. However, I find that I use my triceps and anterior deltoids more than my chest when doing the exercise. How can I engage my ...
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Effective way to increase number of push up reps per set?

If I do push ups using four sets like this: 40, 30, 20, 10 (100 in total), with 3 min intervals between sets... Which of the following (A or B) would be more effective to do the next workout day (...
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Should I be doing push-ups if I can do dips in order to hit chest muscles?

I was doing the following exercise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBJTLMaJZrQ for some weeks. I had been doing just 3 sets of normal push-ups till the fatigue before, so it took only a few weeks for ...
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Does pushups help in straightning back?

Straight back is very important thing and most of the people does not have a straight back. Normally people tend to sit with bending and hence faces problems in long run. Does pushups help in getting ...
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Will too much muscle exercise harm the muscle?

Will too much muscle exercise harm the muscle? I am planning to do push-ups challenge, but will I damage my arms if do too much of them?
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Does how I spread out Push-Ups through out the day matter? [duplicate]

So, case 1: I do 20 push-ups every two hours until I have a total of 100 push-ups. Or, case 2: I do 100 push-ups in one session. I take a breather every few push-ups, but I do reach my 100 total, but ...
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Bodyweight Workouts Sets & Reps and Intensity & Volume - Difference in completing in Single session instead of spread over Multiple?

Lets say, I want to do 100 pushups daily in one go, or improve my overall ability to do Pull ups. I am not strong enough now to do that now. If I do 100 pushups, spreading over the whole day, will ...
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Completeness of push up and biceps curls for upper arm

I know that for a complete exercise, you need to concentrate on many muscle groups. For example, extreme abs training with no back exercises can cause serious posture problem in the long run. My ...
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How does the use of push-up bars work the chest differently, if at all?

Will doing push-ups with push-up bars work the lower chest, the upper chest, or will the chest be worked in the same way as with regular push-ups? Thank you.
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Shoulders hurt after 4 push ups

Background info: I'm around 5'5 and weigh around 143lbs. I'm not that active but I'm not unfit where I get tired after the first few minutes of a run. Whenever I try do push ups I can only do around ...
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What is a different between different kind of pushup workout? [closed]

I want to know there is number of variety pushup styles. Traditional pushup Wide-grip pushup Close-grip pushup Clap pushup One-leg pushup Dead-stop pushup Eccentric pushup Spider-Man pushup One-armed ...
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Why do I get a sharp pain in my shoulder when I do pike push-ups? [closed]

I've been doing pike push-ups for weeks, but, for the past couple of days, I have been getting a sharp pain in my left shoulder when I do them. After checking my form, I have seen that it is proper. ...
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How effective is a push-up/pull-up routine?

How effective is a routine consisting entirely of push-ups and pull-ups for the upper body (excluding abs)? Does the volume matter for the answer to this question? Thank you.
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What kind of exercises should I do to develop more endurance for sally up pushup challenge?

From time to time I like to do the "Bring Sally Up" pushup challenge. I usually put this video on, so that I can track how much I last. I am able to do sets of 30-60 pushups, depending on the day, ...
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Home chest push ups-middle-inner-low

I will be focusing on push-ups because I have no money for a gym. I have checked out many videos, reading a lot, but I would like your help to achieve the best results I can for doing push-ups at home ...
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How to avoid little red dots when doing hand stand pushups?

I like doing hand stand pushups cause its a full shoulder workout, but I tend to get little red dots on my face -- a result of pressure and bursting tiny capillaries apparently. Has anyone figured ...
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Left side bigger than right side

I started doing serious push-ups in July (60 a day). It's been almost 4 months and I got good results. My chest, biceps, triceps have become bigger, much more defined. However, my left side chest, ...
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Is clenching one's legs and torso bad form for squeezing out one more push-up when going to failure?

When I'm doing push-ups to failure, most of them are relatively effortless, then I'll have 2-3 where I'm feeling the strain in my arms and they start feeling rubbery, and then I can squeeze out 1-2 ...
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Interval of time and Conditions for doing push ups and strength training?

Is it necessary that our body be warmed up before doing push ups? (Condition) Is it OK to do strength exercise (mainly push ups) every 2-3 hours? (Definitely not just after and before eating, but do ...
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Push-up Range of Motion

What is the normal range of motion (in degrees) expected from the most proximal joint during the push-up movement i.e. shoulder for pushup?
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Pushup Requirement for Test [duplicate]

first time here but need some advice. I am 19 year old male and have a police physical test in roughly 40 days. For this test I need to get 34 push ups (hopefully more) in one go, now I can currently ...
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Eyes goes red when i do knuckle pushups. Is this normal? [closed]

I don't do many pushups, For now, i simply do 15 knuckle pushups/day increasing 1/week. After I completed my push-ups, i look into the mirror, I see red eyes. is this normal?
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Is my back bending during my push-up?

So I'm a bit confused. I recorded myself doing pushups and got 3 screenshots This is my first pushup while coming back up: This is me in my 2nd pushup: And this is me in my 3rd pushup realizing my ...
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Why am I instructed to stretch/prolong my fingers when doing pushups?

Is it important, and why? I heard it helps you stabilize the shoulderblades but I don't get it.
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100 push up challenge.

I've recently started the 100 push ups a day challenge. Currently I am on day 5 and I started having difficulties completing one hundred push ups. In order to finish up my "quota" of push ups, I set ...
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What can I change in my routine to get to 20 push-ups?

This is what I've been doing: Each serie has the maximum number of repetitions I can do. So, the first serie is 10 reps then the next serie is 7 and so on, until I cannot lift my weight. Each ...
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Scientific studies on methods to improve pushups?

There are about as many "methods" to improve pushups as are there web pages that talk about improving pushups. Most of these are "it worked for us" and "seems common sense" types of methods. What ...
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Knuckle push-ups vs Finger push-ups

I was wondering which one is better, knuckle push ups or finger push ups. I know that knuckle push ups strengthen your wrists, and finger pushups strengthen your fingers. But is it better to do them ...
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best position for explosive pushups

When trying to do clap pushups or any pushup where both hands leave the ground is there an ideal hand positioning for maximizing power? I typically do them with my hands directly below my shoulders ...
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The Push-up Push Workout

According to Military.com, a source that I actually trust, a good start would be a routine of 200 push-ups/a day (for people who, like me, can't perform more than 50 push-ups). More exactly: in odd ...
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After 2 years cannot do push or pull up - is it more than a strength issue? [duplicate]

31 yo F, 5'9", 67kg. Been working out about 3/4 yrs. Previously was 'skinny fat' - no core strength, fitness or even sports ever. About two years ago, after a year+ of weights, I wanted to start ...
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How to decide between adding reps or adding weight?

If I feel comfortable with, for example 15 push-ups, should I start making them harder (legs elevated), or add some more to these 15? If I add reps now, when should I add weight? And if I add weight,...
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Question about my pull up bar

So I am a beginner when it comes to pull ups and I can't even do one. Currently I am doing pull up training to do my first pull up \o/ Yesterday I adopted a new pull up training method. This method ...
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What is the correct Push Up technique for Serratus Anterior Engagement?

In this video trainer Nick Tumminello recommends: Hands closer together, slightly elevated and slightly internally rotated. But in the comments, a "Sylvester Koh" (no idea who he is, but his ...
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20 non-stop pushups vs 30 with short breaks? [closed]

So I was wondering what would be more effective and make you stronger, 20 pushups without stopping, or 30 pushups with a 10 second break between each 10? So for example if I chose to do one of these ...
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Why is the wrist hurt when push up with sharp leveraged edge?

I'm starting doing push up at home, leverage for an easy start. When I place my hands on the edge of a sharp edge, like bed edge, my wrists are hurt. When I gripping a round bar, the hurt disappears. ...