Is it okay to do 125 pushups (5 sets of 25 with perfect form) every morning?
is it too much? should I do them every other day?
You will dieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
Actually when I do pushups every day, it aggravates my RC which I injured before. And it's made my back go out because I had a weak core.
But that's my problem with my RC and weak core, not a problem with pushups all the time.
Anyways vary it up mang.
I would replace the 125 pushups with about 15-20 minutes of stretching. That's just me though.
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Lol. It just depends. Your muscles tear and need time to rebuild (About 48-72 hours), but with me personally when I just do pushups my muscles do not tear that much so they do not need as much time to rebuild. Just stretch a decent amount and you'll be fine.
How exactly would you know that your "muscles do not tear that much" when compared to the average person? How would stretching impact his recovery time?
Just an FYI, not trying to come off as being harsh.
Last edited by Mercuryblade; 05-25-2009 at 02:02 PM.
I'm 17, 5'7", and 130 pounds.
My stats (one rep max):
I'm weak. Trying to get stronger.
My routine: (six machines, 4 sets of 8-12 reps)
Wed: Biceps and Triceps
The pushups aren't too difficult. I just do them cause I'm afraid I'll get weaker if I stop.
Last edited by rkhan123; 05-25-2009 at 03:18 PM.
When I was 17 I went through a phase of doing 200 press-ups a night (4x50). I got good at push-ups and it didn't bother me too much. But if I was wanting to get stronger using weights then I would certainly not do push-ups each morning as well.
They're a fine exercise for what they are but if you're trying to get bigger and increase maximal strength, then heavy training with free-weights is the way to do it.
Agreed.it depends. whats your routine like, and what are you stats? for some people 125 is just a warm-up, for others its a workout on its own.
I see that you are new to weightlifting, but the best way to add some size and weight is not going to be by doing machines. Machines lock you into a specific range of motion and you don't get a full workout. Replace your machine lifts with their equivalent free weight exercise. If you use a chest press machine, do free weight bar/dumbbell bench. If you do the assisted squat machine, hop in a squat rack instead. All of your weights will come down temporarily, but eventually you will go well beyond what you would have been if you had still been doing machines.My routine: (six machines, 4 sets of 8-12 reps)