Are push ups effective?

john cheng

New User
Try 3-4 sets about 20-30 reps. Although the no. of reps will depend on your baseline strength. Do this daily and strength will improve in 2 weeks. May take 6-8 weeks to see hypertrophy of the pecs though.
 

superman1

Legend
Dips are just as good as the bench press for most people.

And since you're lying down for the bench press, I don't see why it would strain your back. You can also do dumbbell flies.

Push-ups are always a great exercise when you don't have access to a gym. I especially like keeping my feet raised on a platform (like the couch) and doing clapping push-ups.
 

metamike

Rookie
:p I myself just did 100 a day for...what...1 month? Paired with running and swimming once every other day I turned into one smexy beast.

Then I saw a cookie lying on the ground...Damn cookie!
 

krprunitennis2

Professional
1. Do pushups until you can't go on.
2. Multiply that number by 2/3. That should be the number of pushups you're doing in a set. Do three sets a day, on different times.
3. Two weeks later, do the whole thing again.

I've been doing pushups for a while, but the last time I really followed the schedule correctly, I came from 27 max to 42. 155.55% increase, and I wasn't even following the 3 times a day thing.
 

malakas

Banned
no im just wondering in general if u mixed that in with running would it help u
you can't do spot fat-reducing.
If you want to JUST burn fat,you have to do cardio like running,bicycling,walking,playing tennis.Push-ups make you develop muscles-and while you dont' burn many calories while doing them,developing muscles make you boosting your metabolism and burn more calories in the long run.
A complete and good exercise includes both cardio AND building muscles.

and generally the more,and more varied types of exercises the better it is.
 
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