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    will236 is offline Joe Blow
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    Post Push ups everyday is bad???

    I recently started doing push ups everyday to build muscle. I was only doing 2 or 3 sets of 20 a day. (not many but alot more than I could do when I first started) It seemed to be working because as I kept doing it each day it seemed to get easier and easier, then someone told me not to do push ups everyday because it doesn't give the muscle enough time to heal and if you do it everyday you will gain nothing from it. Does anyone know if this is true or not? If so, then how many push ups should I do and how often?

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    dswithers is offline Verge of Overtraining
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    When you exercise a muscle, it needs time to recover and rebuild. Not allowing enough recovery time is bad. You will know that you are not allowing enough recovery time when you consistantly can not do as much or more than the previous day for a few days at a time. So, if you are continuing to improve over the long term you are getting enough recovery time. The amount of recovery time needed varies between individuals, with your biorythems, your diet, your exercise routine, your mental state, how much sleep you get, your daily activities, etc. Do what works for you.

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    Muscle Man is offline Warming Up
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    Man, I would do 200 pushups a day. I am going to quiet that now because I found that I got more tired every day.

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    zantheplank is offline Warming Up
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    ive found that i seem to recover quite quickly and me and my mates have been doing 1000 pressups a day, and we seem to be getting better every day.

    Is this alright as long as we dont start getting tired and worn out?

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    Lexx is offline Warming Up
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    erm dude, just a quick thought, why are you doing 1000 push ups everyday??? you really shouldnt be getting results from that. If you can do a thousand then you have clearly plataued (scuse the spelling) somewhere. I would say 100 maybe not even that and then do things to make them harder. Maybe try military push ups, raised leg push ups adding some weight somewhere. but 1000 is way to many your body is telling you its too easy. like i said just a thought.

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    zantheplank is offline Warming Up
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    thanks for replying,

    i know how it sounds, but although we are doing 1000 a day, we still can only do 20 in each set and then do 5 sets, after that we are pretty "****ed" but we seem to recover in less than an hour.

    any more thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

    p.s.
    we do vary the type: i.e. leg raised, marine, diamond and wide grip, we we're also trying handstand until i fell on my head.

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    bof22 is offline Warming Up
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    Originally posted by dswithers
    When you exercise a muscle, it needs time to recover and rebuild. Not allowing enough recovery time is bad. You will know that you are not allowing enough recovery time when you consistantly can not do as much or more than the previous day for a few days at a time. So, if you are continuing to improve over the long term you are getting enough recovery time. The amount of recovery time needed varies between individuals, with your biorythems, your diet, your exercise routine, your mental state, how much sleep you get, your daily activities, etc. Do what works for you.
    Exception to your abdominals. Since they are not connected to any joints

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    Ethan01 is offline Warming Up
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    bof thats irrelevant...work your abs the same you work everything else.

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    Mogwai is offline First Set
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    Abs are muscles...and they will benefit form recovery as any other muscle will....so no abs every day either!

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    suzukiduat is offline In Orientation
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    Cool Maths

    Quote Originally Posted by zantheplank View Post
    we are doing 1000 a day, we still can only do 20 in each set and then do 5 sets
    Erm... 20 x 5 is 100? Not 1000...

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    Noning is offline In Orientation
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    i usually do pushups by using pyramid system. Day 1= 20x , Day 2=30x , Day 3=40x , Day 4=50x then Day 5 go down again to 20x and so on.

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    powertotrain is offline Banned
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    Push ups are a solid exercise, but unless you are progressively increase the intensity of an exercise you are going to reach a training plateau soon. There are a million ways to vary your push up training but you shouldn't just go and try to slowly increase the number you can do every time. Sooner or later you won't be getting any better.

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    Blaze is offline In Orientation
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    I remember when I first decided to dedicate myself to fitness, I did the same as you. As many push ups/sit ups/one leg squats as possible. I knew nothing of nutrition and muscle building.



    When you work your muscles it creates small tears in the muscle tissue. You need to repair the damage by allowing recovery days in between workouts and by eating quality, natural proteins from food, so your muscle is repaired stronger and if you train right, bigger as well.

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    noremak7 is offline In Orientation
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    i did the same thing. but i watched alot of dragon ball z so i worked out like they did. after 3-4 weeks of 5 hour workouts a day of just cardio,plyometrics, push ups, ab exercises, pullups, and legs, i got to 180 to 225 on bench. i was sooo happy, but then i stoped gaining so i worked harder and you know the rest. just let your muscles recover for a day, then tear them up agin, once i acually recovered, at the end of the sophmore year i was benching 300.

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    Jajorah is offline In Orientation
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    Quote Originally Posted by noremak7 View Post
    i did the same thing. but i watched alot of dragon ball z so i worked out like they did. after 3-4 weeks of 5 hour workouts a day of just cardio,plyometrics, push ups, ab exercises, pullups, and legs, i got to 180 to 225 on bench. i was sooo happy, but then i stoped gaining so i worked harder and you know the rest. just let your muscles recover for a day, then tear them up agin, once i acually recovered, at the end of the sophmore year i was benching 300.

    Duuuuuude. I can swear me and you are on the same page. I took DBZ as an example of how hard you should really be pushing yourself. Like four months back I had only started to take fitness and working out serious and to heart. I still sort of had the appearance of a shrimp a bit, but right now I'm more toned and have new mass on my body. The first month I just did anything without as much guidance or knowledge about muscles and nutrition, then from there I developed a routine where I would work out for five or six hours a day with weekends as a break. People around me in the gym began to notice and think I was crazy and ask for what competition or tournament I was preparing for, but I only said I do it just by choice and a daily procedure. That attention sort of urged me more into how hard I was going. Just recently I learned all that was too much and I wasn't allowing rest periods for myself.

    I thought that the harder and longer you go, the more you get back on results, hence the way I saw how they worked out in DBZ. They said I need to cut back and focus my routines now, but I'm sort of addicted to just killing myself and enduring the sweat now >.> . By their word, they claim I would look so much more than how my body is now had I given it the proper resting time so now I feel like I cheated myself more than actually doing something beneficial for the three months where I spent twenty five hours a week at the school gym. At least my family noticed when we went to Cancun for vacation last week. They could clearly see I bulked and toned up even if it's not where I should actually be. It's surprising, yet legit how just three months of strict mental dedication can turn your physique appeal around so much even if I went about it excessively for the worst by accident. It helped to have protein shakes too after workouts too, though as of recently, I started to take in up to 100 grams of protein each day so I can't wait to see how I'll come out in about another three months. I'm aiming for a Bruce Lee appeal.

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