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    Question Pushups

    Do pushups increase size or strength or both?

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    No not enough resistance

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    so doesnt do anything or just every little?

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    pushups measure upper-body endurance—the ability to use your strength over time.


    I think they are great for beginners and to switch up things every now and then. I do them, but they are not a steady in my workout routine.

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    my friend when we was in the army did 2000 push ups a day,his lats,shoulders,triceps definatly got bigger over time,very v shaped on his upper body

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinny View Post
    my friend when we was in the army did 2000 push ups a day,his lats,shoulders,triceps definatly got bigger over time,very v shaped on his upper body
    What part of the army?

    Not saying your full of shit,, but my buddy is an officer in the US army, and he does no where near 2000 every single day....
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    Quote Originally Posted by xlxBigSexyxlx View Post
    What part of the army?
    we were both in 1 para

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinny View Post
    we were both in 1 para
    Is that a british sf?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xlxBigSexyxlx View Post
    Is that a british sf?
    yes bro,that was me for many years

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinny View Post
    yes bro,that was me for many years
    That's awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by xlxBigSexyxlx View Post
    That's awesome
    thanks bro,its nice to know were appreciated by somebody

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    i like doing them with a backpack that holds 45 plates...Add in 1-2 and go to failure and i guarantee you get a nice pump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daem View Post
    i like doing them with a backpack that holds 45 plates...Add in 1-2 and go to failure and i guarantee you get a nice pump.

    true- i used to do those before....gives u a great pump then hit the bench...thnx for reminding me again daem...imma start doing those again.

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    I think they're very underappreciated, especially in the bodybuilding community. Using a medicine ball for doing different types of pushups is a huge advantage. Get to where you can bounce back and forth from one hand to the other doing one-armed pushups, and tell me your shoulders, arms, chest, and back do not show improvement. I still believe strength compared to body weight is the true meter to go by.

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    I've also had to be away from any type of weight training because of job placement for almost a year, and all I did were body resistance exercises. Back in the gym, I'd lost barely any strength. Now, I did stay in good shape by means of running, not boozing, and eating as healthy as I could for the situation.

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    I used to have to do push ups in the Army. They aren't a bad exercise, but free weights beats them all. When I got to the point in my career where I could, I never done push ups, just lifted weights, only did push ups when had to take the fitness test, I always got the max, so honestly, I don't think push ups even help your endurance level more than lifting weights in the 10 rep range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daem View Post
    i like doing them with a backpack that holds 45 plates...Add in 1-2 and go to failure and i guarantee you get a nice pump.
    I do them sometimes with my feet on the edge of a bench and my hands on the seat of two chairs. You get an unbelievable stretch and you can have someone place a plate on your back for added resistance.

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    pushups can be good for smoking if you know how to work them... doing 4 sets of 20 or something like that is for girlys. there are lots of ways, elevated and diamond, etc.... not meant for a replacement of a bench for gaining size, but they can be good to add as one of many exercises on a chest day...

    let me know if anyone wants a smoker routine.

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