The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
    Wannabebig Member
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    Aug 2003

    excercies to better pushups besides pushups

    I have been practicing pushups for a while now. I leave for basic training in about 3 weeks and I was just wondering..does bench pressing help you be able to do pushups easier? Or any other excercise? I've been working out with weights in the gym and have gotten signifigantly stronger and larger muscles, even better than I had hoped for. Before I started working out, I could do about 40 to 45 pushups before getting tired out. Now I can do about 70 to 75. Do you think the work I've done in the gym, chest presses, bench pressing and things like that have helped at all? Or have I made all that progress in such a short time (1 month) just by practicing pushups once in a while? And also, does anyone have any recomendations on things to help get better at them? Thanks..

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  3. #2
    hey wanna go lift
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Doing pushups consistantly in combination with chest workouts have helped you a lot in developing your endurance (I'm guessing by the volume of pushups you do)...

    I mean, hell, 70-75 consecutive pushups is pretty damn respectable, IMO. I might be able to do 40-50..
    Weight: 167lbs
    Height: 6'0"
    BF%: 14-16%

    Current Lifts (10/1/03):
    Bench: 155lbs
    Squat: 145lbs
    D/L: 185lbs

    Goal Lifts (12/1/03):
    Bench: 175lbs
    Squat: 165lbs
    D/L: 225lbs

    Weight/BF% Goals:
    Weight: 190
    BF%: < 12%

  4. #3
    SFW! drew's Avatar
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    May 2003
    Try varying your hand position, decline pushups, handstand pushups.

    Working your chest and arms regularly will certainly contribute to your strength and allow you to do more pushups.

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
    Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220


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