Anything wrong with doing push-ups everday? I have heard it is ok to do them till failure everyday.
You heard wrong. That's not only wrong, but it's pointless. Make sure the next time you talk to the person that told you that to smear dog poo in their eyes.
On a side note, what are your goals?
"The only easy day was yesterday."
It shouldn't be a problem.
Muscle grows when you rest and what you are doing will lead to over training. I personally would drop the push ups, just do wbb1.1, and drop your calories if your overall goal is just to get tone.
Doing pushups every day is not going to cause overtraining.
I personally never do pushups because I think the reps are to high for any real growth, I've seen other guys doing them in the gym and have always been curious though....good question
Actual bodyfat loss will determine your level of "tone" or definition. However doing pushups will build endurance and not strength. If you are looking for an athletic build from like a mens fitness perspective then push-ups are ok however I would err on the side of caution when talking about going to failure every day with them. You will most likely need to rest at least every other day. If you have a chest routine then I would do them on chest day as a finisher for the workout.
Keep your diet clean and good luck on your progress.
Last edited by ZenMonkey; 02-28-2008 at 08:58 AM.
Notice I said they "seem" to help tone my arms a bit more. I thought that there was probably something wrong with doing them everyday to failure like I have heard people doing thats why I asked. If I thought doing them everyday was perfectly ok why would I have asked in the first place for opinions? Fact is I have been doing them everyday with my current routine for about two weeks and it seems as if they have helped a little bit with what I am trying to do. However after reading what people said (and never disagreeing with what they had to say) I have my answer that doing them everyday is not a god idea. Why don't you read a little more into my post and realize that I was not trying to contradict anyone's reply to this thread.
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Last edited by OGROK; 02-28-2008 at 11:15 AM.
Wow, another one of these threads?
Age: 24 Height: 5'9" Weight: 185
Gym PRs: 365/240/440=1045
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When I was in high school, I did pushups, pullups, and situps everyday and I turned out fine. In fact, I found it to be a great workout although I know someone is going to disagree with me...
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i never said you were trying to contradict anyone's reply, all I pointed out is that in spite of all of the information on this site and the replies to your original question that for some reason you still thought pushups to failure were doing you benefit. and your foundation to this "knowledge" that pushups to failure give you more "tone" is completely unjustified and contradictory to the science of it all. (which is widely available)
Last edited by ZenMonkey; 02-28-2008 at 03:19 PM.