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Are paused partial roms a good way to build into the full rom of an exercise?

I am trying to get myself to be able to do a full diamond push up. For that, I started do the partial rom I can, and holding it at the maximum rom I can go down, and then pushing myself. Would this be ...
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Is it possible to do tricep push up without stressing elbow?

I can crank out about 20 reps on a wide grip push up, and I recently did ten on tricep push up. While the tricep ones were done pain free, I woke up the next morning with stiff elbows. It seems so ...
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Cracking ellbow and shoulder at pushups

While making push-ups my left elbow and left shoulder crack sometimes. Interestingly, when I do the same movement leaning against a wall there is no cracking sound. What can I do against the cracking? ...
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Forearm position at push ups

What angle do the forearms have while going down at push ups? I was looking how to make push ups correctly and I find differences in the forearm position. See the following picture from an instruction ...
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Any advantages of DB press over pushups?

Apart from heavier loads, are there any advantages of doing DB presses over pushups? I took it that pushups would be classed as being better as I just assumed they would work more muscles fibres, but ...
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Why is it advised to increase exercise gradually not drastically?

I do exercise everyday especially the pushups but it is often advised to me that I should increase my pushups count gradually not drastically like increasing it by 1 everyday. But why can't I do it ...
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Is a twitching sensation near the elbows during push ups an indicator af bad technique?

When doing push ups I tend to get a twitching sensation around my elbows towards the end of my workout. For push ups I tend to do 3 sets of to failure (12-16 reps). It usually occurs during my last ...
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Is doing 4 sets of 6 pushups 3x per week enough for a beginner push workout regarding hypertrophy and strength

I am 24 years old and a beginner when it comes to fitness in general. I recently started doing calisthenics regularly. I do 3 workouts per week. One workout consists of a push, pull, core and leg ...
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How often should you grease the groove?

I am trying to grease the groove with pull ups. I wonder how many times per week should someone workout eg. 5 consecutive days, and 2 days rest? 6 consecutive days and 1 day of rest? Or should the ...
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Is there value doing pushups until I can not do them more due to muscle fatigue?

I am doing pushups for years - single set, evening, at home. I increased gradually the number of pushups in my set and I have managed to achieve 37 and I stayed at it. But I don't enjoy doing them. I ...
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unable to progress in pushups

I'm a 25 year old male. After doing the royal Canadian air force exercises for the past couple of months, I'm now a bit stuck with the pushups on the third chart. I successfully completed chart two ...
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I took a short break from exercise now I can't do my full set. Has anyone experienced this phenomenon? Do u know what this is about?

My exercise was pushups and the break was just 2 weeks now I'm struggling to get back to doing my routine - 2 sets of 35 reps (5 min break in between). I managed to do my routine yesterday for first ...
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How to properly breathe during push ups

I've heard that for push ups you should "inhale as you lower to the floor, and exhale when you press yourself up" Does this apply for every single rep you do, or just every couple reps. I ...
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Exercise index (Pike pushups first or regular ones)

I don’t know which exercise should I do the first Pike pushups or regular pushups. I heard that you should start with the hardest exercise, which is pike pu for me but also I heard that you should ...
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Pain after push ups and plank

I am feeling pain in my upper back after doing push ups and planks in a same day. Pain is there from last 2 days. I don't know what causes pain in my upper back. Is bad form cause pain or overdoing ...
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Why is 40 pushups a day not doing anything?

My goal is to build muscle, especially in the arms/biceps. Originally I was doing about 10 pushups a day along with some bicep stretches (wall stretch, using rollers, deltoid stretch, etc). In mid-...
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How to increase push-up set? [duplicate]

I started to practice push-up since two weeks ago. Embarrassingly, I was able to do 1 set of 10 and 3 sets of 5, but now I can do 1 set of 20-25 and 3 sets of 10. I know that is nothing, so I want ...
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Will reducing rest between sets make push ups better for hypertrophy?

Some personal stats: 52 yo. 140 lbs. 5'9" My max for push ups in one set is around 35. My 1RM for bench is 145 lbs. If I use 75% 1RM for doing sets of 10 reps, I should lift around 110 lbs. If I ...
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16 yr old male push ups + vertical? [closed]

My friend recently asked me a question about how many push ups or chin ups he should be able to do for the "average" of a 16 year old male, roughly 5' 8 and 140 lbs. He is pretty fit in my ...
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Home workouts that could grow bigger arms

I need suggestions for good home workouts that could grow bigger arms/biceps/forearms I only know of push-ups. I am not sure if they are enough to make your arms bigger I am looking for something ...
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Lower back arch with pushup

I'm curious if the form described in this video is proper: https://youtu.be/562RZrE5r-k?t=28 When you move to 0:28, the back arch is more than evident. I believe this is highly improper form. I have ...
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Which is the role of the chest in push-ups?

As simple as it may be, I find it so difficult to understand which is the chest role in a push-up (and so I don't have the proper mind-muscle connection on how activate my chest). Chest, as said here, ...
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Physical activity guidelines for Americans - muscle strengthening

Physical activity guidelines for Americans says that for best results in addition to 150 min aerobic exercise one should do Physical activities to strengthen your muscles are recommended at least 2 ...
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Why is it harder for women than men to do push ups?

From the sources I could find, women find it harder than men to do push ups. Why is that?
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Gymnastics Rings vs Triangles

I have a set of triangle shaped resistance band handles (like this) that I've been using for pushups and pullups to make the exercise more difficult and to build up stabilizer muscles. Is there any ...
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What is the ideal rest time for my exercise?

I'm quite a skinny guy - genetics probably play a part in this, but I'm trying to get more active and potentially gain some more muscle. Since COVID doesn't really allow for gyms to be open, I've ...
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‘Perfect’ one-arm push-ups

In the video below, the guy does a perfect one-arm push-up: no bending of the body, chest to the ground, the body in perfect line, and with legs at shoulder width. https://youtu.be/IkG8rCCXnE8 I was ...
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Normal push-ups versus cross push-ups

How do normal push-ups compare with push-ups with the arms in a cross position? I am guessing that it produces less hypertrophy because the range of motion is way shorter, but I want experts' opinions....
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My knees fall when I do push-ups. Is it weakness, or bad form?

I've just started doing push-ups, and whenever I am approaching a 0-degree angle (so my elbows and shoulders are about even) my knees collapse to the ground. This is, of course, not ideal. Is it ...
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Decreasing number of push-ups

I'm 62 years old and I've been doing 100 push-ups a day since March. I do 20 at a time throughout the day. After I do a set of 20 push-ups, I do 20 curls. I've also put in a pull-up bar, and I try do ...
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Am I getting weaker?

So after a few weeks of working out in my house, I’ve started to notice some gains. At first, I was glad that my exercises were efficient and continued to work out, which at the time seemed to get ...
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Problem While Doing Plyometric Pushups

Whenever i do plyometrics pushups my hands never fall in the same place they go completely side ways. Is this harmful and does this happen to everyone when they do plyo pushups or will this improve ...
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My pushups don't increase

I don't know what to do. I'm desperate. I do pushups regularly for almost three years but not only haven't I managed to reach some decent increase pace (I hope you understand what I mean by my clumsy ...
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Why is getting up from a burpee so hard?

I'm a crossfit newbie and some colleagues from the gym and I agree that the most painful part (and the most breathe exhausting) is getting up from a burpee, that is, passing from the plank position to ...
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Pushup strength decreasing after joining Gym?

I started doing pushups only. I reached a maximum of 30 at one time and then squeezed in around 100 pushups every day. This was going on for a few months. Then I joined a gym. I do a full-body ...
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More then 20 pushups per day - Endurance or Muscles

I heard in a day, about 20 pushups will help to build muscles, if we do more then that, then it will help only for the strength & endurance, is this correct ?
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Doing Pushups without taking enough protein

I will join a gym for strength training after 30 days, so until that time, if i do pushups daily , will it help me in gym ? because currently i am taking only 25-30gms of protein/day, once i start ...
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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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