Thread: push ups
02-11-2004, 02:20 PM #1
i do 100 push ups every morning. a woman trainer at my gym told me it does nothing to build muscle at all it is more a cardio kind of thing but this woman always criticizes everyone about everything they do. is this helping or hurting my progress i do my chest routine on modays.
02-11-2004, 03:04 PM #2Originally Posted by whs
02-11-2004, 04:31 PM #3
it sounds like u would be better off doing yourpushups not in the morning, but right along with your chest work out
02-11-2004, 05:06 PM #4
pushups wont do much bro, it defenitley isnt gonna build.
02-11-2004, 07:57 PM #5LM1332 Guest
its more of a definition excersise and it gives you endurence so just keep on doing em
02-11-2004, 08:44 PM #6
What she said is right. If you're trying to bulk up, stop doing them. If you're cutting, keep it up.
02-12-2004, 03:06 AM #7
A lot of people say not to do calistenics(sp) since they will possibly burn muscle, but I personally love doing it on my off days. In my opinion, what good is it to be huge and strong, but then be slow and have little to no endurance. Plus it keeps me lean. Just watch your timing like dalcowbag said.
02-12-2004, 05:05 AM #8Originally Posted by dalcowbag
This is how I do mine. After my chest workout I superset pushups with flys. This destroys my chest. It is the only exercise that I do every time I work my chest.
02-12-2004, 04:04 PM #9Originally Posted by Gear
02-12-2004, 04:11 PM #10Retired Vet
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Do them, that stuff about bulking is rubbish. I used to cycle 25 miles a day, to and from work. Everyone said my legs would never grow because of it, untill they seen my legs, I probably had some of the best in the gym. I haven't cycled in 2 yrs now and my legs have shrunk.
If you enjoy them, hit them.
02-12-2004, 05:38 PM #11
Yeah I still dont think pushups will build, but thats just me hey.... To me they are a waste of time, I wouldnt do them
02-12-2004, 05:45 PM #12
If you're just starting out, yeah. As an inbetween thing, maybe. But I'm with Gear.
02-12-2004, 06:50 PM #13Originally Posted by DBarcelo
02-12-2004, 08:14 PM #14
I always love doing chest...for me i found that it works best if I do chest on a Monday and do my pushups wensday thursday friday....By doing my pushups i have noticed a great increase in hardness....my pushup routine was givin to me by my friend who is in the FBI in New York city and goes like this....50 pushups, 30 second break, 50 pushups, 30 second break,50 pushups, 30 second break, 50 pushups, 30 second break, 50 pushups, 2 minute break. and then repeat this process......it is hard to keep time sometimes but i foudn this to be the best way to do pushups.
02-17-2004, 09:14 AM #15
That is one hell of a pushup routine.
02-17-2004, 02:56 PM #16Originally Posted by Testsubject
That's what I always say. Just because it works for me doesn't mean it's going to work for you and just because it works for you doesn't mean it's going to work for me. You gotta figure out what works for you.
02-17-2004, 10:47 PM #17LM1332 Guest
yea thats right dbarcel its all about trial and error you never know what works for one person and what doesnt. i respond pretty good to push ups but i dont do em at all unless its a warm up pre bench type of thing
02-18-2004, 08:35 AM #18
I sometimes do them to warm-up before doing bench also.
02-18-2004, 10:50 AM #19
Keep doing the pushupps!! they increase your work capacity and it will make you grow better and recover faster.
same thing with the biking and your legs bouncer.
Check out this article it explains work capacity and gpps(general physical preparedness) advantages when it comes to strenght and size.
02-18-2004, 03:20 PM #20
I don't really include them in my workout, I just kinda do them at home when I'm bored. I def. think they're good cuz when i'm done with a set, my chest looks jacked and veins are usually poppin out.
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