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Questions tagged [push-ups]

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

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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. ...
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Stretch marks during weight training

I am 15 and my height is 5 ft. 7. I started working out about two months ago. I only did tricep push ups, bicep curls, and skull crushers because I was warned that workouts will stunt my growth. I ...
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I am out of shape. I need a routine to be able to do push ups, curl ups, run the mile, touch my toes, and lift weight in 2 months [closed]

Background: I am 13 and would like to improve my overall fitness levels (see goals below). I do not have ANY exercise equipment except a pull up bar. I also have a steep hill for running. My daily ...
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1000 push-ups a day to lose body fat?

I am trying to lose some body fat. Currently 173 cm, 82 kg. I am on a "no carbonated beverages" diet and keeping my calories as low as possible. I am not trying to lose weight. Gaining muscle is good ...
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Can I do push ups being a vertigo patient? [closed]

Can a person with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo do push ups,does doing more push ups increases vertigo attaks?
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Dips and pushups in the same week?

My routine on triceps and chest workout, as of now, is: every first week — pushups twice and dips once; every other week — vice versa. I can't do dips and pushups in the same day, so basically, that ...
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Best Way to Control Breathing During Pushups?

What is a good way to control my breathing while doing push-ups? I really want to be able to do 100 push-ups come next school year. Currently, I can do 40 per set if I push myself. However, my ...
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Push-ups form and progression

I am a 15 year old boy. Height: 5 feet 6 inches. Weight: 61kg. I am unable to do push-ups properly. I can do up to 8 knee push-ups. However after that I can't keep my shoulders in their place and ...
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Can I gain muscle mass doing push ups?

I just started training, but because I don't have the time to go to a gym, I decided to do push-ups instead. However, I've read that push-ups won't increase muscle mass. I have the following routine: ...
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Inmate workouts

This question is being asked for my friend who is an inmate. "I have gone from doing 1000 push ups every day (what else is there to do here?) with Sat/Sun rest days. To doing 1000 on Monday and ...
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Do push ups build/increase mass? [closed]

I've added 300 push ups per day for the last few months to my routine. Is this building muscle mass?
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Unable to compete nearly 1st set reps?

I do 5 sets of push-ups every other day. I do alternating workouts, like in the first day, I do push-ups for increased reps, then the next day I do weighted push-ups for 2 sets with added weights and ...
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How many pushups are harmful for the body? [closed]

I work on my computer at office in 45-50 minutes blocks and then take a break. During the break, I walk around and drink a glass of water and do a fixed number of pushups. Just over a year ago, I ...
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cant do pushups or pull ups. please help me

I'm 21 years old next week. I weigh 41 kilos (~90lbs). My light body weight lead me to depression. I've been smoking cigarettes for the past 5 years, but I've finally made up my mind to get fit and ...
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cycling 10km everyday for fitness and weightloss

I am 38 year old male 173cm height and weighing 80kgs and yes my bmi is little above normal. I have been on and off working out in gym through my 20s but never serious could bench max 80kg. I recent ...
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How to do overloaded closed-kinesthetic-chain pushups without a spotter?

Muscle & Fitness says Most chest and shoulder closed-chain exercises aren't practical for developing strength, so these routines substitute the incline barbell press and barbell overhead ...