Monday, March 10, 2008

Benefits of push ups

Benefits of push ups are so obvious that there is no secrets about them. Plain and simple. You just need to take a few minutes each day to perform them and you are going to see their incredible impact on your body very soon. Every week your could notice great changes on the shape of your body, while watching yourself in the mirror. Every week!

As far as I am concerned there is no better and faster way of getting fit as doing push ups.

Let's quote some of the many benefits of performing good old fashioned push ups.
They work:

1. your chest
2. hands, forearms, biceps, triceps
3. shoulders, traps, upper back, lower back
4. abs
5. glutes
6. hamstrings, quads, calf, feet
7. your heart muscle gets stronger and your mind get more 'clear', too

But I need to mention so much more:
- you can perform them anywhere, anytime
- you don't need any technical equipment
- it cost you nothing for gym membership or anything else
- you can make them alone, with no hassle around
- regular performing gives you almost perfect lean and very healthy look

You can call push ups a core-strengthening exercise. They largely improve your balance by strengthening and shaping up most important muscle groups in your body - the core.

I believe push-ups are the most effective exercise for improving total body fitness. They include cardiovascular training, weight/body lifting and muscle stretching all in one exercise.

Enough talking. Now drop down and give me twenty.


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90 Comments:

Anonymous nathan said...

Pushups are definitely a great exercise. Unfortunately, the Army makes me do more than I'd like, but who can complain about being in shape !

2:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I add a strict push up program to my weight lifting program that does'nt effect my progress of weight lifting.Answer at larrytrombley@yahoo.com

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is truth, after three weeks straight of 100 - 140 a day im seeing amazing results, imagine what will happen 3 months from now

5:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are pushups better to do everyday or just every other day?

3:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what if u dont give urself any rest and keep doing push ups still? will u end up losing muscle?

2:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanx for the info,
im 15 nd instead of weights i started pushups :)
should i do everyday or every second day?

3:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do push-up of 4 sets of 50 every 2 days for a month already, and I'm definite getting bigger tricep and upper chest muscle (you can feel it esepcially when you wear your shirt and feeling tighter)

10:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love pushups, they have definitly helped me. at the begining of my program two months ago i could barely do 15, now i can do 50 with no problems and i can do 5 one handers!

8:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pushups are superior to standard bench pressing for many reasons. They can be performed any where, they work many more muscles than the isolated movement of bench-pressing(which has no real every-day application or functionality), they are less likely than bench pressing to injure you, they don't promote gain of the useless mass which limits range of motion and puts excess stress on the body, they build "functional" strength, and they do a much better job of building muscular endurance. Just do a search of "benefits of pushups vs. bench press" and you'll see the advantages. The following is another site I found that had some good pushup information http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Benefits-of-Doing-Pushups&id=393316
Good job and keep pushing!!!

3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can do up to 30 pushups...i do them daily for the past 2 months.BELIVE ME IT SHOWS RESULTS!....and it s free,whe my friends ask me how did i get these muscles i say:GYM...only 2000 $ per trimester

10:43 AM  
Blogger LAboy said...

but what's better i heard people telling me benching and weights make you slow and push ups get you flexible

12:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dang, I had no idea simple push ups can have such excellent results. They are hands down the best excersices you can possibly do.

4:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pushups are my favorite exercise of all. i have been dooing them for the last year and a half and i am very strong, and only 160 pounds! i have recently started incorpoating chinups as well.

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recently started doing push ups and have really noticed a big difference! I am 33 and feel better than I ever have in my life!!

9:12 PM  
Blogger rui said...

hello there from finland,i do road cycling,the ultimate sport,the real stuff,and have started to do push-ups to gain strength on my upper body,does anyone have any experience on this field,cycling and push-ups,pleased to hear folks !

5:25 PM  
Blogger goldberg said...

i do 5000 pushpes per day everyweek,,believe me guys,,when i did it for first time(5000)my hands were not working for 3 days,,but after recovering,,i got increadible strength,,believe me guys there is no need for weightlifting,,now i have a strenght that one day i will represent world strongest man competition

4:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm a 16 year old boy and i was in pretty average shape, no muscle what so ever. iv started doing 200+ a day doing 5 sets containing 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 push-ups at a time. at first it was really difficult but i'm in great shape now and push-ups are an absolutely incredible exercise for quick muscle growth

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish there were local pushup competions in towns. Make a day-long event - bikini bike washes, pig roasts, live bands, etc. All incorporated with a county-wide pushup contest across America.

7:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

push ups are great i couldnt do much about a week ago bu since doing one per set(i know its little) now i cn do 10 flat out...

Great

12:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been doing push up since i was in the Marines, i have gotten lots of compliments from friends, family and of course ladies.

3:30 AM  
Blogger Owen said...

pushups hav made me hav a great body and also made ma libido go high

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love how many different variations there are of this exercise..the spiderman pushup has to be my favourite though.

11:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

weaklings try 500 incline push ups daily like me im only 19

6:35 PM  
Blogger Daniel said...

Lovely article! Thank you :)

11:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do 4 sets of 100 a day and the effects are extremely evident from when I forst began. I started with 50 then worked my way up to 100 over the course of 5 months. I'd strongly recommended push-ups to anyone who wish to attain better definition to they're shoulders, chest and arms and back. through time you will achieve what they call a 'V' shaped torso. The important factor is to keep it up on a regular basis! Good luck!!

2:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been doing push-ups daily for 25 years (yep, I'm an old fart). They make one hell of a difference. My advice would be do as many as you can (any medical conditions considered), and if you want to really stretch that torso, hold them for 30 seconds-1 minute occasionally. It hurts at first, but after getting used to it, the hurt feels good. It might feel like you've ripped something the next day after your first attempt, but persevere, and your chest will come on bounds. Tip: Stop doing them, then try one week later, and you'll notice your lack of commitment. Push-ups get easy, they're free, and they don't stress the body - unless you push TOO hard! Do what's right for you, but even 50 a day will reap rewards.

8:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr Anonymous here again, I posted a comment @8:25PM 14.1.2010

After reading various other posts here telling you to go see their blog and pay some money to tell you how to use your arms.....DON'T!!!!!

They're YOUR f***ing arms. If you don't know how to use them by now, there's no chance any old stranger will know.

As I said before, push-ups are easy once you've got used to them. If you've never done a push-up before, do this:

Day 1: Do 10 (or more if you feel right), preferably all at once, at your pace.

Day 2: Repeat, even though you might have a little pain. This is ESSENTIAL.

Day 3: You should notice less strain (pain). Try 5 more, on top of the 10. Or more, etc.

And so on. But most importantly, DO NOT pay someone to tell you how to get yourself fit (unless you have a medical condition). Doing it from home, you spend no money, can sweat without guilt, fart when you want to, spend no money on expensive isotonic crap drinks, and you still spend less time than driving to the gym, chatting, working out, and then driving back. A bit long-winded there, I know, but I feel passionate about people being ripped off by idiots.

Gyms are a con. Use your initiative. In your house, their are stairs, a driveway perhaps, a garden, a bench...presumably you have a stereo system or ipod if you want music etc. etc. Once you get used to push-ups, do it with your body angled downwards, your head below your lower back, using the stairs perhaps ...again, it all depends on how much YOU want to achieve. I swear to you that is all it takes. Dedication and a LITTLE amount of initial pain.

Get that right, and you will love the benefits. Pay someone to tell you how and you'll just end up paying. Simple as that.

9:04 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

Will using grips like the the traditional handheld pushup bar or the "perfect pushup" grip really help with the wrist pain I'm feeling?

4:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pushups makes me as a hunk.. thats why all the girls in town follow me all around hahaha\

9:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am reading this article second time today, you have to be more careful with content leakers. If I will fount it again I will send you a link

7:21 PM  
Blogger harmsllc said...

I recently started a website to market the Push-Up Bench. It's designed to make push-ups accessable to people who don't have the strength to do them-check it out: www.pushupbench.com

1:02 AM  
Blogger martin said...

iv been doinn inclined push ups for 2 years n im muscular now, i fear increasing my repsn wil make me rip more n cut my muscle n weight

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well i do 450 two or three times a week and it helps me with my strength endurance. the only thing is, to go along with my weight training, ui have to give away old shirts that i cant fit anymore..push-ups are great to do if u cant go to the gym. my advice is to just pace yourself..dont read some of these post and feel like you have to switch up just because some guys try to brag.. those are the main guys who ain't worth a food stamp when it comes to workin out.

5:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pushups and chinups in high volume is incredible. Awesome for strength to weight ratio. Cheap and efficent way to get in shape.

4:12 AM  
Blogger Mark Baldwin said...

Pushups b/t chairs with the feet on the floor are superior, in my opinion, to regular pushups. I have made superior size gains doing these daily. The KEY, however, is to regulate volume as to not overtax the CNS. Volume builds muscle and is great for overall health, again ONLY if done correctly.

for more info, email me at marktb68@yahoo.com

3:23 PM  
Blogger ankit said...

my chest is quite big and broad. i don't want to increase it anymore. i afraid that push ups will increase my chest. is that so?

6:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ankit
Don't be afraid, cause push ups are your everyday friend. They will not make your chest bigger, but more massive... Your pecs, triceps, and shoulders will get in shape (fat converted into muscle). If you are a beginner like me, try it by making 5 series of 70% of the maximum number of push ups you can do in a row. Don't forget the pause of 1min30s/2mn between each series (take few water). If you want, you can do a better/harder exercise by putting your feets on the border of your couch (body parallel to the ground).

Classic push ups are almost equivalent to 55/60% of your body weight bench press exercise (more if your feet are elevated to make the body parallel to the ground).

PS : If you want to make a complete exercice, you can play with the distance between your hands on the ground, but that's another story... Oh, and you can control the descent slowly, and then push as faster as you can to increase explosivity, but again, that's another story ;)

5:42 PM  
Blogger izwan185 said...

The Push Up is a great Exercise.
I think you should do 50 Times Push up in Per Day.

3:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am 71 years old and I have been doing pushups for a yearcome this oct. I have done as many as 1200 in 2hours and 15 minutes. I do 500 to 700 monday , wed,and friday. I have great results.

2:35 PM  
Blogger prashish said...

do height stop growin wen..we start doin pushups ..!!

12:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pushups are a must for chest,arms,and ab workout.I am 18 and first started to do pushups since I was like 15 or 16 to get a stronger chest definition and arms.Ever since then I would workout and stop for a couple of months and repeat.Now its been half a year since I have been doing pushups every other day.I started to use the perfect pushup and its working a miracle on my chest and arms,and abs of course.I used to look skinny and kind of scrony but now I look toned and strong.I do them three times a week(Mon,Wed,Fri).I do 200 on Mondays and Fridays and 150 on wednesdays.I recommend the perfect pushup for those that want that strong lean look on their upper body.A must!!

12:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

am lean...i can do 50 pushups each set...is it bcos am lean dat muscles dont show up fastly??am a bit concerned...

5:29 PM  
Anonymous Davis said...

Nowadays, kids these days want to jump on the bench and try to rep with 315lbs. Everybody should learn how to do pushups before even thinking about approaching the benchpress.

4:06 AM  
Blogger Cesar said...

Wow people its amaising what all of you had to say I read each and every comment and promise to myslef that I wil start doing push ups for my body sake and thanks alot to all of you. GOD BLESS!

4:31 PM  
Blogger Ivan Marynovsky said...

Hi everyone, I am 22yr old male trying to get back in shape and get that "V"-shapped upper body. I can already do about 30 pushups on initial test, but was wondering is there any program that you guys would recommend? my email is ivan18@mymts.net

Thanks

5:01 AM  
Blogger Xoliswa said...

I am a female and recently started doing push ups, i can önly do 7 each mornin nd nyt since i am a bit heavy, are push ups recommendable for women. I dnt wana hav broad shoulders or ripped arms, wat benefits wil i get as a women

7:23 AM  
Blogger Ibrahim said...

HEY guys! I'm 23 and been going to the gym since 17...I've gone from slightly chubby to skinny to toned to slightly bulky. But in Jan 2011 I got fed up of the gym because I never saw TRUE results in terms of lean muscle gain – to me it was a waste of 3 hours every day. I would see skinny guys go on the bench press and bench twice more than what I could do. Finally I wanted to do something different...more functional and natural - BODY WEIGHT exercises is what I had in mind...I consulted a friend of mine who is a Professional Personal Trainer and he advised that I should do 400 press-ups a day!!! At first it seemed all crazy to me and a bit scary - having to quit the gym for the first time to try a new program...but guys let me tell you....it was probably one of the best decisions I have made in my life. Within 2 weeks it transformed my body, within a month my jumpers and T’s got tighter and I started getting compliments like never before – from girls too ;). It is very hard and boring at first...but as soon as you get the hang of it - it's the best exercise you can ever do. I haven't performed a single ABS exercise since Jan but I've still managed to maintain the abs - all because of push-ups. One important thing I would like to mention though: if you wont to achieve excellent and visible results, set yourself a target and try to complete your reps within a shorter period of time each week otherwise your muscles will just get used to the workout. In the beginning it took me over 2 hours to do 400! now it takes me 23 minutes! NO PAIN NO GAIN! And if you mix that with a bit of outdoor running...brilliant programme - who needs the GYM! If anyone needs further advice then just email me and I will be happy to answer any questions: ibrahimyousseff@hotmail.com. PS I'm on the verge of cancelling my gym membership despite the fact that I'm one their oldest customers - but who needs the gym now when you have the ultimate classic push-up!

12:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi guys

Can you make me a training time table please since there is more than one professional in here. I work monday to friday 9-5, my email is m1_6881@hotmail.co.uk

1:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Guys just been reading most comments about the the great push ups,those who say they are doing 100+ push ups a set ..try slowing then down to 4 seconds a push and 2 secend pause ..l asure you the you would be lucky to do 30..slow and concentrate...good luck

5:38 AM  
Blogger musician14336 said...

For the person who asked whether doing them everyday or every other day was better. Whether it be push-ups or a regular work-out routine, working out every Other day is better because your muscles need a day imbetween to recooperate and pretty much..rebuild themselves. Because when you work out, even something as simple and productive as push-ups, you are tearing apart the fibers and if you work out every single day...you might thing you're just making yourself buffer and buffer....but you're just tearing the muscles more and more. It is better to work out every other day so your muscles have a day imbetween to repair so-to-say, just to rest. ^.)) and then on your workout days you can take it as hard as you want. ~William.

10:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am 31, skinny ish. when I was 17 I used to do 5 sets of 100 push-ups each. Last month I tried and I could barely do 20 in one go. So i am trying to get back to 100. Ive been doing it for a month now, 4 sets of 25 a day... and I can see changes already, especially when i wear a shirt. :)

10:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of these people are full of themselves this guy talking about he does 5000 pushups a day he is fooling himself. I haven't heard that one yet that is a good one. Pushups are great and they definitely work, but don't lie and get it twisted to impress people. You are only fooling yourself.

3:39 AM  
Anonymous Exercise said...

Push ups are a great way to wake up in the morning. I do at least 50 when I get up. I find it makes the rest of the day easier.

9:09 PM  
Blogger SATHI said...

i am doing daily 150times push ups but i have no bigger arms and even no structure wat can i do??????natural beat me.........................push up is waste and i think it is useful fr aerobic

5:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I started doing push ups and sit ups since 1 week and I can see I'm getting 6 packs shape by doing sits ups..download the apps from android market 'sit ups" and "push ups". But I have 1 question. Im 22 yr old male I have a big ass like girls how can I lose my ass fat or decrease it...please I need help I feel embarras when I walk and people look at my back I wear a jacket always even in summer so no one will look at my big ass. Is there any work out that will help me lose my fat or big ass? Or push ups and sit ups will help it lose my fat ass...thx I will be waiting for ur reply.....my email is aabz@hotmail.co.uk

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Push ups are great! Just like all other body weighted exercises such as Pulls up etc.
You can still go hard in the gym and then after workout do your max push ups therefore you are still keeping lean. Going to the gym will not make you slow at all if you are training correcty.
Reason being you will not get all your strength and power from push ups to if you was doing hardcore strength workin the gym.
People have their theories, butEVERYONE IS DIFFERENT!

10:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Push ups are stupid and dumb and I hate them... Just kiddin, SHARKASM BRINGS THE RAIN!!!!

10:27 PM  
Blogger reny said...

will push up reduce weight ???

11:22 AM  
Blogger amit said...

hello goldberg,
how much time do u tk to finish 5000 push ups in a day. can u please post ur photograph so we can see the benefits of 5000 push ups a day

7:34 AM  
Blogger Soraia Matos said...

Is it ok if I stop every ten push ups to do some sit ups , so I can relax my arms ?

2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I could do about 20 going slow in one set....then about 15 for another set, then just sets of 10 with about 30 sec-1 min break in between. Adds up to about 100-150 every other day. I tell you, the first time I did this, I probably have never sweated more in my life!! Then I started seeing the results........I regret not reading about this earlier. I have gradually been increasing the reps...and I still sweat like I just came out of a celebrity workout or something! For those of you who are aspiring to get in shape like I am....YOU CAN DO IT, small time investment=big rewards!!! May all your fitness dreams come true....mine did! I know you all can do it!!! Push-ups FTW!! :D

11:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm only a 12 year old boy but I do 100 push ups every day

9:37 PM  
Blogger iowastatecyclone4lyfe said...

Push ups are in fact the exercise that many people forget about. They give you major results in little time. My bench press went up an extra 100 lbs in less than 3 months just from doing push-ups everyday.

10:44 AM  
Anonymous Steve said...

Push-ups are one of the three main exercises everyone should doing daily, whenever they have a private moment. Pull-ups and lunges or squats are the other two. Nice read.

Steve
My site: does creatine help?

3:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ive been doing push ups for only one week. seriously that is. the first day i could barely do 10. today i did 100! (sets of 20 though) no joke! push ups are my favorite excersize in the world other than longboarding (:

1:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey..now i know the advantages by applying push up..most of body part we may strengths them..nice post buddy..

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Push ups are an amazing exercise, great on their own or as part of a weight training program. For people who want to gain size (esp on their arms) weights should be the next step.

For two reasons, firstly your muscles will eventually find ur weight easy to push. although ur fitness will increase, the more reps u do the benefits will start to plateau in terms of muscle gain.
More importantly perhaps is that all muscles need to be exercised in different ways. Variation in push ups are great, but u will still work the chest & shouders, more than say triceps, biceps & back.

Which is why weight training (when done with good technique), would be the next logical step in ur program - although I would definitely recommend u could do at least 100 pushups first. This is too ensure u hsve dedication snd won't be wasting money on fad.

1:45 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Push ups a' a great deal it's now a month since i started do' them. I want 2 tell i hav gained great results ie mascular arms,hard chest & other staff, i started with 10pushups now i can make 50 am look' forward 2 mak' 100 everday most of ma friend think dat i hit the gym which is not true, suprisingly gals follow me because i look powerful with my mascular body i hav got all this 4rm pushups combined with situps & crunches. Guys u got 2 do push ups!!

1:47 AM  
Anonymous Kim said...

Good point. I have recently go into experimenting with my pushups just slightly. I like to vary my grip / hand position, and sometimes (if the carpet is soft enough) I do them on my knuckles. Body-weight exercises rock! I am also a fan of the Plank.
Thanks for posting.
Kim, My site: Does P90X Work

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Between sets of 30 pushups I do planks for 1 minute. The planks keep my core working while I rest my pectoral. For variation I do planks while. Bringing my knee to my chest in sets of 30 for each leg. As a Kung Fu practitioner, this rocks!

12:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I AM 13 YEARS OLD , I DO PUSH UP IN 4 MONTHS I SEE THE GOOD CHANGES IN MY BODY.AND I EAT DOUBLE RICE EVERY IN MY SCHOOL.

11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a new push-up challenge I have just entered at http://tinyurl.com/cn7fxuj. Can anyone on here do over 100 in 1 minute?

9:14 PM  
Anonymous Xavier said...

Not being a pussy would probably help.

7:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ive been doing a minimum of 300 press ups in 60 reps per set for 2-3 months, massive difference

5:54 PM  
Anonymous prakhar india said...

i do 900 to 1000 pushups 4 times in a week believe me it works really well my forearm,triceps, shoulders are getting bigger day by day

9:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

push ups really helps... epesially d diamond push ups!

6:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reason you did not get results is because you were mightely overtraining. You cant be lifting weights for 3 hours a everyday, your better of doing what ... 10000 push ups a day then overtraining with weights.

3:28 PM  
Blogger DjCnIx said...

I do 1000 push ups pull ups dips and squats 3 times a week.

Here is my push up workout

Close grip push ups 10*25
Regular push ups 10*25
Wide grip push ups 10*25
Incline push ups 10*25

Here is my squat workout

Squats 10*25
Wall Squats 10*25
Pistol Squats 10*25
Jump Squats 10*25

Here is my pull up workout

Regular pull ups 10*10
Chin ups 10*20
Close grip pull ups 10*20
Wide grip pull ups 10*10
Weighted/Backpack pull ups 10*10
Alternating grip pull ups 10*15
Around the world pull ups 10*15

Here is my dip workout

Floor dips 10*30
Bench dips 10*25
Double bench dips 10*25
Bar/chair dips 10*10
Weighted double bench dips 10*10

email me at daydan4@gmail.com for any more workouts.

3:53 PM  
Anonymous sklekovi said...

Excellent exercise, you can use additionally the wide hands position push ups which really burns your chest and the diamond push ups (close hands position) for hard triceps workout!
My favorite is push-ups on ball and then Exercise Ball Pull-In burns chest.

8:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

push ups made my muscle down there bigger and stronger,no more need for extense,thank you push ups!

11:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm 55 years old and have been doing 140+ pushups on "Perfect Pushup" handles each day. After two weeks, I see an amazing change. My t-shirts are fitting tighter in the arms and shoulders, and my abs are poking through the flab layer! My goal is 400 a day. I do sets of 20 at a speed of about 30 seconds. I love it!

4:15 PM  
Blogger demonicangel667 said...

What's your program, I'm 14 and want to start workin my upper body. Email at jman265@gmail.com

7:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to see in the last few years the good old fashioned pushup has made a comeback. For a long time the pushup and other bodyweight exercises had been regulated to inferior status and dismissed as something for beginners, military personel, or flabby housewives. But along comes Herschel Walker in the eighties, who then explained that he never touched weights and only did a few select bodyweight exercises like pushups and situps, albeit for thousands of reps daily. Then in the late nineties, Matt Furey shed new light on a weird yoga like pushup called the "Hindu pushup." Pretty soon even people who were only mildly interested in fitness and exercise would learn about the wide assortment of pushups that went far beyond the "regular pushup." You had pushups that would challenge Olympic level athletes like Aztec pushups, Superman pushups, handstand pushups between two boxes, benches,or stools, etc., all the way down to wall pushups that could be performed even by totally out of shape beginners or the elderly.

3:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im 17 Wondering how to build more upper body muscle and get abs been out of shape theses last few years even though imma skinny guy to many video games . I can only do 5 pushups consistently but pushed myself to get 20 in a day woke up the next morning sore haven't tried since lol can somebody help i plan on joining the military wanna get in better shape before i go email at kurtisdtb01@gmail.com

6:35 AM  
Blogger Oceandreamadean said...

I'm 41 and do a 1000 press ups a day ( truthfully ) apart from Sunday ( my day of rest ). I either do reps of 25 with a one minute break in between (takes 52 mins) or reps of 34,33,33 one min break in between (takes 43.5 mins). It took me a few months to work up to this quantity ( 100 increase every 3/4 weeks ) but they really work the whole body. I'm totally toned & even have the 6 pack, which for an old git isn't bad. I'm only 63 kilos which may help me achieve this, but I can without a doubt say they will make you look & feel great. Perfect for those beach holidays.

9:12 PM  
Blogger vinniethepooh said...

working for that lean muscular look . Did 58 consequtive pushups today . Hoping to cross 70 consequtive by end of this month... the best exercise without a doubt...Challange is in doing consequtive push ups without a break

8:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have moobs should i do push ups
i am 13 yrs and im fat

1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey everyone, 43 yr old dude here. KISS right!? Pushups combined with chinups/pullups (chins are better for most normal people) might be the best upper body workout combo for people who aren't "gym" people. Add in Hill Sprints 3 times per week and you'll be in the best ripped shape of your life.

God bless!

10:21 PM  
Anonymous Danaazfz said...

Hi everyone, I am 22yr old male trying to get back in shape and get that "V"-shapped upper body. I can already do about 30 pushups on initial test, but was wondering is there any program that you guys would recommend? my email is ivan18@mymts.net Thanks

5:59 PM  
Anonymous Hindu Pushups said...

The best bodyweight workouts target complex muscle groups, giving you a workout for more than just one isolated region. The Hindu pushup is no different. In addition to workout out your shoulders, this exercise hits your chest, legs, back, and arms as well.
Hindu pushups are fantastic for building explosive strength, arms like steel cables, and long-lasting stamina, but they're also beneficial for posture and flexibility. Zuzana Light, which most people know as the Bodyrock Girl from YouTube, does an exercise similar to Hindu pushups which she calls Divebombers. The only difference between the two is that with Hindu push ups, you reverse the motion on the way back.
It's easier to understand once you know how to do Hindu pushups. Let's take a look.

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