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A question to an easier answer: Are you actually doing the push-ups with proper form-tension (stiffness of the bodyparts which do not move?) By which I mean the you should make your body stiff as a plank from the chest down. I don't think your knee-extensors are too weak to do push-ups, otherwise you wouldn't be able to actually walk. Don't navigate around ...


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What you are describing suggests that your knee extensors, and particularly the single-joint quadriceps muscles—vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, and vastus intermedius—are weak. The closer that you are too the floor, the greater the moment produced at the knee. At 0°—that is, parallel to the floor—the moment is at a maximum due to the weights of the upper ...


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Just do knee push ups The only thing that comes to mind which could cause your knees to hit the ground when you are actually supposed to touch the ground with your chest is that your abodomen is week and your spine collapses bending back, use a mirror by your side to see that. I suggest doing planks and knee push ups until you are able to do proper push ups....


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I’ve taken at least 2 weeks off in the 3-4 weeks and don’t push myself to particular hard exercises. When I take every other week off and don't push myself hard, I expect to stagnate or get weaker. This is especially true if my "on" weeks might only have 2 workouts. If you want more results, put in more work.


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The primary issue here is almost certainly insufficient rest. You have begun with a nominal volume and are working toward higher intensity. But our tolerance to volume is entirely a function of our conditioning, so straight away—unless, of course, you were already very well conditioned—you have begun with a workload that is in excess of your ability to ...


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Unlike what the user Andy says It was been shown that there is no difference in hypertrophy when comparing high lod training to low load and high repetitions training. Apparently even 30% of 1 RM is enough to build muscle which translates to roughly the 100s and above rep range. So do not worry, you don't need to use books or buy weights, even when you will ...


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20 reps mainly build muscular endurance not muscle mass. For muscle mass you should be in the 5-12 rep range. So you need to increase the difficulty of the push-ups somehow. You could try doing push-ups with an elastic resistance band or a backpack with some books in it on your back. You could also try elevating your feet slightly. Do not go completely to ...


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I've answered a similar question that covers some of the same points: My pushups don't increase Why you're not progressing If you're wondering why you're not progressing here, it's because you're doing the same thing over and over. Your body simply adapts to doing just that, and doesn't get challenged. Imagine trying to learn math by solving 5+7 over and ...


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Realistically speaking we do not know enough about you to judge...it could be just mental or maybe you didn't sleep or eat right this week. Some may say you need to rest every other day, but I don't think 100 push ups are enough stress that force you to need a rest day. If your goal is to do 100 push ups in a day, use a 10 second interval timer and do 1 of ...


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