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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 ...
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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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Plateau Chest/Back - Need New Routine

You're spending too much time benching light and doing heavily-counterweighted "pull-ups". Instead of doing 36 light bench press reps and 3 or 4 heavy reps, do 15 to 25 heavy reps. Three to five ...
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Breaking plateau on grease-the-groove chin-ups

You're not really greasing the groove right now, and greasing the groove may not be the path to your goal. Six sets of 3-4 pull-ups between squat sets is not greasing the groove--three days a week, ...
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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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Do I have to feel worn out to be losing weight?

As noted by the comments from @Eric Kaufman and @Sean Duggan, losing that kind of weight in an hour is likely not possible and certainly not safe. By comparison, I weight close to 220 lbs and will ...
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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 ...
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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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Weight loss plateau

You're doing great! Keep it up! For your best health and fitness, don't worry so much about weight. Worry more about body fat and how you feel. Muscle weights much more that fat because of its density ...
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