Questions tagged [push-ups]

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

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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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What is the opposite exercise of push ups?

I've been doing push ups on a daily basis, and I feel like I need to also train the opposite muscles, to make sure I'm training evenly. What would be a good counter-exercise for push ups?
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How should I push past a training plateau for 100 push-up challenge?

I am doing 100 push ups program and I have reached a plateau at around 65. The program suggests to have a day off between training days, but since I don't get desired results I would like to increase ...
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How should I do push up to get better chest?

I was told push-ups are good for the chest. I tried some and don't quite feel it in my chest, the force is on my hands. How should I do it to focus on the chest?
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What exercises would make up the minimum, complete, general fitness workout?

What exercises would be in a complete, but minimalist, general fitness workout? This would include strength, conditioning, and mobility. I am looking for the quickest workout using the fewest, ...
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Push-up Variations

Are there some push-up variations I can do to work the biceps or shoulder muscles? Illustrations or pictures would be appreciated as well.
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How can I increase the number of push-ups I can do?

The number of push-ups I can do is dismal. I have tried over the years to increase the number and have received to pieces of advice. Start easy and try something like a raised bar or railing and ...
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why can't I do push up or pull up?

why can't I do a push up or pull up??I am not a fat guy but I can't do a single push up or pull up,I can lift pair of dumbbell of 20 kg and do 3 sets of 20 but I can't do more than 5 push up or pull ...
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Knuckle vs. palm pushups

What are the differences between open-palm and knuckle push-up forms in terms of benefits, risks, and muscle development? Open-palm: Knuckle:
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What is the correct plan to transition from normal to handstand push-ups?

I'm looking to become fit in my upper body without having to go to the gyms. Right now I'm working on my pushups. I can do 30 normal pushups in one go, if pumping as fast as I can. I'm 6ft and 160lbs. ...
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What is the effective weight when doing push-ups?

I want to know what is the effective weight of doing push-ups. What would be the weight of the dumbbell/ barbell to do a bench press with the same resistance as a push-up. I understand this depends on ...
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Will daily push-ups help to get rid of my belly fat?

I've never made real exercise. Recently i began doing push-ups starting with 1 a day and finally increasing it to 15 day. Sometimes doing it 3-4 times (45-60). If i continue this routine, will it ...
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Max reps, boredom and carpet-burn

Is there any consensus on the maximum number of reps you should perform, before rotating? Curious as I find I get bored, or start to get say carpet burn (sit-ups), if the number exceeds a hundred. ...
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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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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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Doing push ups over a 8-10 hour period

I am doing 400 push ups every other day. I do 40 at a time, but I do them over an 8-10 hour period. Am I really benefitting from this?
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How to do a one-arm pushup?

I'd like to do a one-arm pushup. I'm aware of the guide on Beastskills, but it fails to get into much specifics on how to actually progress to it (for the record, I'm trying to do what is referred in ...
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How should I train to increase my push-up maximum from 20 to two sets of 100?

I hope this question is not considered off topic because my honour is on the line here. A few ago, my friend called me a "lightweight" for not being able to do as many push-ups as him. So I challenged ...
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Increasing explosive power in clap push-ups?

How do you increase explosive power in your clap push-ups? The goal isn't to do more of them or to build larger chest / arm muscles, but to launch oneself higher off the ground.
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What is meant by the assertion that high repetitions of pushups do not build strength?

I intuitively think of the act of performing an arbitrarily large number of pushups as one requiring a considerable amount of strength. However, sometimes it is claimed that this is not the case. ...
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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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What are the rules to be followed while doing push ups at home

Lately, I have started doing push ups at home. I have started this a year ago, paused and resumed it recently. In-order to maintain and keep of track of it, I am using an Android application. Having ...
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How do you do knuckle pushups without injuring yourself?

This question is primarily addressed to those who have done knuckle pushups consistently for several years. I've been doing 100+ knuckle pushups for about two years everyday, and I've developed ...
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Is it necessary to warm up before doing a modest number of push ups?

I do just a few push ups (10 to 20), not an excessive amount. It helps me to increase focus on my work during a day. Is a warm up necessary before doing these or can I go without?
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Is doing push-ups every day healthy?

I'm told it's best for a particular muscle group to give it a couple days of rest between workouts and therefore daily push-ups are detrimental to arm muscles. Is that correct? I'm asking from a ...
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How to do 2 or 3 finger push-ups

Are two or three finger push-ups a matter of finger/hand or arm strength? What techniques should I use to learn two or three finger push-ups (if it is finger strength how do I build this up etc.)
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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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Should I be doing dips or push ups?

I am currently trying to progress on both the hundred push ups and the one fifty dips programs. I cannot do them on the same day of course, they both put a huge strain on my triceps. And while ...
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Sets all at once vs. "grease the groove"

I'm looking to increase my number of consecutive pushups from about 13 to at least 25. I've heard of basically two competing approaches: Do sets all at once a few times a week, as in the One ...
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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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100 push-up. I went from 36 to 28 after being sick. Is it normal? How can I improve?

I am 29 years old, weigh 72kg (174cm tall), my goal is to do 100 "good form" push ups. I am following the hundred push ups training program. I initially did 30, then I got up to 36. Then I paused for ...
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Why do I feel my arms burn after doing a lot of push ups?

So I have noticed that I am doing far beyond 20 reps of push ups and still, after I have done about 50 of them, or even 2 sets of 25 my arms feel like they're expanding and growing muscle, both the ...
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Difficulty breathing in push-up position

I've been out of shape for several years, but finally starting to get back into exercising. I've been doing pretty heavy aerobic exercises for the past two months. For the most part, I'm doing ok - ...
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Push-ups for stamina development?

Can push-ups be used to develop stamina? For instance, could a trainee use them like running for the lower body, like doing push-ups for an hour without rest? The physical workers that work all day ...
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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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Best way to lose stomach fat [duplicate]

Anyone know of a daily workout that can get me slim whilst building muscle? I dont mean a full on workout like going to the gym because there is no gym around where i live. I also eat pretty healthy ...
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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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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 ...