06-27-2002, 09:15 AM #1
Needing push-ups,sit-ups routine advice
I am still hitting the weights five times a week, but i have added running instead of the power walk.
I just cant seem to figure out the best way to increase my push-ups and situps. I am weak in those areas and it never seems to change.
Any one have a routine for a PT newbie? im not afraid of hardwork at all, just dont know how to start.
the just start plan doesnt seem to be working. any advice would be great
06-27-2002, 03:36 PM #2
Try doing pushups with a heavy weight plate on your back (this works well for increasing pullups as well, except with that you have the plate or dumbell locked between your feet). Do that for a few weeks, and then take off the plate and do pushups. Just imagine how it would feel without the plate!
06-27-2002, 03:54 PM #3
I will try that! sounds like a good plan thanks bro
06-27-2002, 06:22 PM #4
i had great results when i started putting my feet up on a chair and doing incline push-ups. When i first started to workout that was my main chest exercise, and believe it or not i gained some size in the chest area just from doing incline push-ups, i took each set to failure for about 6 sets, and started to notice some pec seperation, you know the Cut.
06-28-2002, 12:40 PM #5
hey bro if you have a swiss ball do the push-ups off of it. if it is hard to control the ball move the ball to a corner. if you have a half ball do it off it. otherwise, do as many as you can then do negs.
06-28-2002, 06:45 PM #6Associate Member
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do push-ups after chest days 3 sets til failure, and do sit-ups and pushups after your runs 3x25
06-28-2002, 09:54 PM #7
i do incline and decline push ups...feet either up on my bed or for incline put my hands up on my bed. also do close-grip push ups which seem to help. for sit-ups i do regular crunches, leg lifts off of a bench, and these things from gymnastics called hollow holds where you hold your feet 6 inches off the ground for as long as you can. i usually take the hollow hold and also try to hold my shoulders a few inches off of the ground too, then crunch into a ball, and then release back to the starting position with both ends about 4-6" off the ground. they work pretty well. good luck
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