How much definition from pushups/situps

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    Oct 15, 2010 1:46 AM GMT
    Whether or not I step up my routine to something more comprehensive and intense, I was wondering if I can get good definition (read: toned up) from just doing home exercises like pushups, situps, planks, etc., as a start.

    I am an ectomorph, and unless I'm fooling myself, I feel like I'd get good results from building up the numbers of pushups, situps, etc., that I can do.

    Am I right in thinking this?

    Can a person get toned from doing these simple exercises?
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    Oct 15, 2010 11:04 AM GMT
    Yes - with two caveats.

    1) being that you really push yourself on the intensity when you're doing the push-ups etc.. and 2) being provided that your diet is good at the same time.



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    Oct 15, 2010 2:02 PM GMT
    r_evolutionary saidYes - with two caveats.

    1) being that you really push yourself on the intensity when you're doing the push-ups etc.. and 2) being provided that your diet is good at the same time.



    and 3) add some weight to the pushups for a little extra mass to make the definition "pop.".
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    Oct 15, 2010 2:19 PM GMT
    Pushups are the "core" chest exercise, and situps the same for abs; so while you won't get the comprehension of muscle training you would get from the multiple exercise options available to you in the gym, it will strengthen and tone to a point.

    Like others have said, diet, proper form and pushing yourself also are integral.
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    Oct 15, 2010 2:48 PM GMT
    The bottom line is that you can get great results with very simple exercises, but in order for that to happen, you have to do the simple exercises with perfect form and the correct intensity and volume. The reality is that most people who only do this kind of workout donĀ“t have the knowledge to do them in the sort of way that will make as big a difference as they could.