Perfect Pushups? Any good?

  • Brando

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    Nov 07, 2010 6:02 PM GMT
    I barrowed a pair from a friend, and just started using them. I'm thinking if I use them for 20 mins a day for a while, ill see some results soon.I would like to see some bigger arms, shoulders, and a more muscluar back.

    Does anyone own a pair? Have they worked? Any advice?
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    Nov 07, 2010 6:03 PM GMT
    What are you talking about?

    Oh maybe those handle things that you put on the floor and use with pushups. Obviously, I have never used them.

    Try this routine with them...

    http://www.hundredpushups.com
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    Nov 07, 2010 6:31 PM GMT
    I love them when I use them, but I seldom do push-ups.
  • Brando

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    Nov 07, 2010 7:35 PM GMT
    Well, like I said, I really want to increase my pecs, shoulders, biceps, and back in muscle and really bulk up.. but whenever I join a gym, I can't seem to keep a regular schedule and keep going due to random sh!t. :^/

    So, I've just started using them at home.
    Id like to get pretty buff pretty fast too (my goal is by the end of Jan.)
    Should I increase my workout time to half an hour or 45mins?

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    Nov 07, 2010 7:38 PM GMT
    Get a weighted training vest and wear it while doing pushups.
    That's the only way I do pushups when I do them.
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    Nov 07, 2010 7:58 PM GMT
    Brando said
    Id like to get pretty buff pretty fast too (my goal is by the end of Jan.)
    Should I increase my workout time to half an hour or 45mins?


    Increase your time window for getting pretty buff pretty fast. Shoot for a year (if you're extremely dedicated and factor in the 80% of what it takes to get pretty buff, diet).
  • UncleverName

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    Nov 07, 2010 8:55 PM GMT
    If you can't go to a gym regularly, do pushups, but another thing that will help is to do pullups. They're a staple. Go buy one of those bars that you can put on a door frame. Then you can do pushups and pullups, whenever you're home.
  • Ironman4U

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    Nov 07, 2010 9:16 PM GMT
    Another option if you want to build core strength in addition to chest, shoulders, arms and back is to do inverted kettle bell pushups. In other words, you turn the kettle bell upside down on it's handle and place the palm of your hands around the bottom of the kettle bell. And then you do your pushups.

    Now, you're adding a dimension of balance with strength which is building your core. Ripped abs are not a bad thing, are they? It is HARD at first but such a great variation to the standard pushup for a more advanced workout.

    Do multiple sets like you would with any pushup routine. Or alternate with some perfect pushups or incline pushups (where you have your feet elevated on a step or box). There are lots of combos that you can do to make it extra hard and beneficial. I'd recommend super-setting it with some combo for a good muscle burn.
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    Nov 07, 2010 11:06 PM GMT
    I do use Perfect Pushups and highly recommend them. I use them five times a week, about 200 reps a day. They're great for chest, shoulders, biceps and triceps.
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    Nov 07, 2010 11:17 PM GMT
    I've been using push-up stands for years and they work very well for me. I always thought the rotating ones were a bit gimicky, but I have been tempted to try them.
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    Nov 07, 2010 11:38 PM GMT
    I just started using them a couple weeks ago, in place of regular pushups, and I already notice a difference. It really pumps your chest.
  • Brando

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    Nov 07, 2010 11:53 PM GMT
    LittleDudeWithMuscles saidI just started using them a couple weeks ago, in place of regular pushups, and I already notice a difference. It really pumps your chest.


    Awesome. As long as I'm seeing a gain, I think I'll be tempted to keep going, and keep myself on track.

    How long ago would you say you started using them, and how much would you say you've gained? I'm eating pretty well, and staying hydrated. I've quite the random, seldom, ciggerette breaks, so I'm really excited to get into shape and get healthy.
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    Nov 07, 2010 11:59 PM GMT
    I've been using them about 3 weeks. I do them in addition to my regular gym workout, along with pull-ups.

    Not sure how much I've gained. . . guess I ought to measure soon. . . but definitely notice a difference already. Chest looks bigger. And they also give you a good pump.

    Good for you for quitting the smokes. You already have a really nice body, so just stay consistent with the push-ups, along with other things you might do, like weights or cardio, and you'll see gains for sure.

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    Nov 08, 2010 3:43 AM GMT
    Ironman4U saidAnother option if you want to build core strength in addition to chest, shoulders, arms and back is to do inverted kettle bell pushups. In other words, you turn the kettle bell upside down on it's handle and place the palm of your hands around the bottom of the kettle bell. And then you do your pushups.

    This just seems like a serious accident waiting to happen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCFuBYEgAVI
  • Artesin

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    Nov 09, 2010 6:06 AM GMT
    Ive tried the perfect push ups, they def make push ups easier on the wrists yet more intense from the rotation. However, I just picked up a pair of padded push up bars and even though they are just an inch taller the increased range of motion is astounding especially since the padding helps to get rid of wrist pain.
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    Nov 09, 2010 6:11 AM GMT
    I have some PerfectPushups too. they r good on your wrists
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    Nov 09, 2010 6:39 AM GMT
    eagermuscle said
    Ironman4U saidAnother option if you want to build core strength in addition to chest, shoulders, arms and back is to do inverted kettle bell pushups. In other words, you turn the kettle bell upside down on it's handle and place the palm of your hands around the bottom of the kettle bell. And then you do your pushups.

    This just seems like a serious accident waiting to happen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCFuBYEgAVI


    Yeah, that doesn't look safe at all. Too much pressure on the wrists and if you slip, you'll break your nose on the kettlebell.
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    Nov 09, 2010 6:47 AM GMT
    Well worth 20 bucks. Do them
    In The morning and crunches in
    The evening and you will see results.
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    Nov 09, 2010 7:15 AM GMT
    I own the perfect push-up and I definitely give it my stamp of approval icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 09, 2010 11:41 AM GMT
    YoungJock4 saidI own the perfect push-up and I definitely give it my stamp of approval icon_wink.gif


    Well, you are a pretty good advert for it!
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    Nov 09, 2010 12:36 PM GMT
    chrixx said
    eagermuscle said
    Ironman4U saidAnother option if you want to build core strength in addition to chest, shoulders, arms and back is to do inverted kettle bell pushups. In other words, you turn the kettle bell upside down on it's handle and place the palm of your hands around the bottom of the kettle bell. And then you do your pushups.

    This just seems like a serious accident waiting to happen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCFuBYEgAVI


    Yeah, that doesn't look safe at all. Too much pressure on the wrists and if you slip, you'll break your nose on the kettlebell.


    Isn't that narrow grip going to concentrate more on the triceps and take away from the biceps and shoulders?