pushups only exercise

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    Sep 30, 2011 1:50 AM GMT
    Hi guys,

    I come across many websites that promote 100 pushups per day ect. I have recently started pushups and noticed a difference... I can only manange about 60-80 per day in sets of 15 or 20. I also try incline pushups and diamond pushups...


    Anyone seen results like this after months of this?
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    Sep 30, 2011 2:08 AM GMT
    jc224805 saidHi guys,

    I come across many websites that promote 100 pushups per day ect. I have recently started pushups and noticed a difference... I can only manange about 60-80 per day in sets of 15 or 20. I also try incline pushups and diamond pushups...


    Anyone seen results like this after months of this?


    I tried to do it for a month, and I was able to progress from 30 x 3 sets to about 60 x 3 sets. But I got bored, my shoulder was sore, and I gave up doing them every day. I still do them once a week. Maybe I should restart the daily routine...since I was seeing some results.
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    Sep 30, 2011 2:10 AM GMT
    did you notice a difference in your chest?
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    Sep 30, 2011 2:11 AM GMT
    jc224805 saiddid you notice a difference in your chest?


    lol, you tell me.icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 30, 2011 2:12 AM GMT
    Id say so bro... your looking hot!
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    Sep 30, 2011 2:14 AM GMT
    Actually what might help more is holding isometrically for several seconds before the push up.
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    Sep 30, 2011 2:22 AM GMT
    Until you post a pic, nobody can give you sound advice.

    I've never been able to do LESS than 3 sets of 15-20...even after letting myself go for ~7 years. Progress is relative.
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    Sep 30, 2011 2:24 AM GMT
    I did what was described in this article (more or less) and saw a noticeable difference. It also helped me with my bench. icon_cool.gif

    http://www.t-nation.com/strength-training-topics/1124
    Form is really important...

    First, start with a hand position that's wider than shoulder width. This puts a greater emphasis on the pecs instead of the triceps. Second, the abs must be braced tight so the stomach doesn't touch the floor before the chest. The chest must always be the only body part that touches the ground. Third, and most important, you should attempt to pull your hands together as you press up. This results in massive pec activation with each rep.

    Fourth, push yourself as far away from the floor as possible. Your shoulder blades should be spread as far apart as possible at the top of the movement. Now, the question is: how many push-ups can you do with this technique? If it's more than 20, elevate your feet on a flat bench or your couch. If you can still do more than 20, elevate your feet on a Swiss ball. Finally, if you can do 20 of those, do the clap push-up.
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    Sep 30, 2011 2:24 AM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidActually what might help more is holding isometrically for several seconds before the push up.
    Isometrics can be boring, but they're kinda fun if you've got a hot workout partner and you're groping each other in the process. icon_biggrin.gif