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unable to progress in pushups

In order to do many push-ups you need both strength and muscular endurance. Training daily and with more than 12 reps is good for endurance but bad for strength. You need to get stronger. This is your ...
Andy's user avatar
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Not able to add reps anymore. 7 reps for push ups, 1 for chin ups, x reps for inverted rows(specific angle)

First of all, we all have to recognize that most people put on strength and muscle more slowly with calisthenics movements compared to weights. I love calisthenics and gymnastic strength training, but ...
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Purposely cheating on part of the reps to overcome a plateau?

Concentric vs. eccentric I agree with @JustSnilloc here. What you're describing is not cheating. It's method. Switching between focusing on the concentric, eccentric, and isometric parts of a lift is ...
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At what point do your stagnant reps become a red flag?

Change a different variable. The longer you've been training, the longer it takes to see gains, and this is also highly variable between individuals. For this reason, I won't directly answer your ...
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How can I tell if I lose muscle when weight keeps going down but body circumference measurements plateau

In my opinion, the most important metric for muscle growth is performance I.e tracking strength increase. Muscle mass and strength are not perfectly correlated, but it gives you a decent idea of if, ...
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At what point do your stagnant reps become a red flag?

But how do I know that I'm indeed hitting a plateau, that my expectations are reasonable? Find a strengthlevel website and input your compound lift stats. This will effectively give you an idea of ...
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At what point do your stagnant reps become a red flag?

1 I ignore any single session of unexpectedly poor performance. That just happens. 2 I pay close attention any time my chosen progression doesn't work for two workouts in a row. I check my: sleep ...
Dave Liepmann's user avatar
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Need suggestion on crucial weight loss

First, congratulations on having lost so much fat! That is not a trivial amount, nor a trivial achievement. And yes, you have every reason to believe that you can do this on your own. To answer your ...
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unable to progress in pushups

By increasing the number of repetitions that you can do in a row. For example, if you can currently only do 10 pushups in a row, try to do 11 or 12 the next time you work out. Once you can do 12 ...
Isaac Robertson's user avatar
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How Can I avoid Plateau?

"You don't want to hit plateau." First of all there is nothing wrong with hitting plateau. Keep working out. Keep pushing further. Add 1 kilo or whatever weight you can. See if you can still do it. ...
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How Can I avoid Plateau?

Looking at your comment on your question explaining your routine and current physical state , I'd say follow these or look into these points : Since you're going to the gym for about 3 days a week , ...
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No weight loss despite exercise and fasting

Not a Doctor or a dietitian/Nutritionist here, but going by logic only reason you would target 56Kg is to satisfy a BMI index value. if not you should check that out. Here's a link! to calculate it. (...
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