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    Push Ups Everyday?

    Okay So I did a search & read up how most everyone around here didn't suggest doing push ups everyday, but they didn't really say "why".
    I'm currently traning myself for a year with hopes to be a navy SEAL and a lot of their requirments have to do with pushups and pullups, so I've been doing pushups and pullup sets at elast 5 times a day, even on my workout days.
    If I'm eating enough and still resting enough is it safe to say that doing pushups everyday (At least 100) wont be over traning? Or effect me negativly?

    Right Now Im eating about 6000 cals a day and sleeping 9 hours a day so, I personaly dont think 100 pushups everyday will be a concern... But than again Im not very informed so I wanted your opinions.

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    I would just train normally and do pushups after a chest workout. I dont do pushups on a regular basis but when I started lifting back in november i could only do about 10. Just training chest and getting stronger on bench I can now do 10 sets of 20 without a problem. I got to about 60 non stop before i even broke a sweat.
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    Well do you understand why you shouldn't bench press every day?
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    Damn thats impressive actually lol..
    Last summer I could only do about 18 and feel tottaly exerted.
    Now after traning real seriously for about a year I can do 40 easily... The requirment is 42 in 2 mins so I think I pretty much got it but I didn't know if doing them every day would be degressive...

    I guess I'll just start doing them on bench days...HOORAH

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    Good stuff. Yea you need time for your chest to recover. Im pretty heavy too and I was very surprised as to how easy pushups were after a few months of heavy chest training.
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    Isn't this, like, the fourth "push-ups every day" thread in the past month? If not, it certainly seems so.
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    Yes it is^^ I addressed that in my first post though lol

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    im definately guilty of over-training sometimes, but if you are lifting chest regularly AND doing 100 pushups a day you are probably not giving yourself enough time to recover.

    like many of the posts say above, once you build your bench..youll become a freak with pushups. also, mix your grips if you do continue your pushup routine, diamonds, standards, wide, mixed placement, chinese dip pushups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BG5150 View Post
    Isn't this, like, the fourth "push-ups every day" thread in the past month? If not, it certainly seems so.
    It's not as bad as:

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    "eating a ton and not gaining weight"
    "can't squat, deadlift, or bench..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Superman- View Post
    It's not as bad as:

    "how do I work my lower abs"
    "how do I work my lower/upper chest"
    "genetic complaints"
    "eating a ton and not gaining weight"
    "can't squat, deadlift, or bench..."

    Or,

    How can I put on tons of muscle, lose tons of fat while I'm bulking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkeetSkeet18 View Post
    Okay So I did a search & read up how most everyone around here didn't suggest doing push ups everyday, but they didn't really say "why".
    I'm currently traning myself for a year with hopes to be a navy SEAL and a lot of their requirments have to do with pushups and pullups, so I've been doing pushups and pullup sets at elast 5 times a day, even on my workout days.
    If I'm eating enough and still resting enough is it safe to say that doing pushups everyday (At least 100) wont be over traning? Or effect me negativly?

    Right Now Im eating about 6000 cals a day and sleeping 9 hours a day so, I personaly dont think 100 pushups everyday will be a concern... But than again Im not very informed so I wanted your opinions.

    Thanks Guys
    Im ganna give you a quick rundown. When you do a split routine, you work a certain muscle on a certain day. With this kind of routine, your muscles get extremely tired, and need a lot of rest. The rest you are talking about is sleeping rest, and while that does play a role, that is NOT the type of rest most people on this board are referring to. pushups are a chest exercise and pullups are a back exercise. If you work these muscle groups every day they WILL NOT get enough rest no matter how long you sleep. The kind of rest they need is a day (or two or three or four) off. In fact, if you work a muscle every day for a long period of time, chances are you will LOSE muscle mass, because the muscle will tear and tear and tear and will never have time to reform. So basically, the reason why most people say that any exercise every single day is bad is because you WILL NOT MAKE GAINS. I suggest that you do a pushups or chinups 1-2 days a week (you may do three days a week tops, just understand that this is risky because it is on the borderline of getting enough rest). Also, make sure that you do not do 3 days on 3 days off, always have ATLEAST 1 day of rest between workouts of the same muscle group, if not multiple days. I understand that you are on a timeline, and if you wish to not go by my advice that is understandable, just know what you might be promoting...

    Theres my 2 cents.

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    I do pushups, pull ups, dips, chins, etc.(all BW excercises) everyday. even on lifting days.

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    If you want to be able to do more pushups than sure do them, but unless you are a fledgling lifter you won't be receiving any significant gains from them.

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    I would be doing them for stamina gains. Not to bulk..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkeetSkeet18 View Post
    I would be doing them for stamina gains. Not to bulk..
    funny that you mention this now

    idk much about that topic but it seems to me that you would have to bulk to some extent to gain stamina. Isnt higher reps better for stamina? somebody correct me if Im wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkeetSkeet18 View Post
    Damn thats impressive actually lol..
    Last summer I could only do about 18 and feel tottaly exerted.
    Now after traning real seriously for about a year I can do 40 easily... The requirment is 42 in 2 mins so I think I pretty much got it but I didn't know if doing them every day would be degressive...

    I guess I'll just start doing them on bench days...HOORAH
    Be careful doing it everyday. I used to do about 1000 pushups in an hour with either 10 sets of 100 or 50 sets of 20. Since I did that when I was younger, I can pop my elbows and they sometimes hurt. Now Im always careful when I bench or do anything with my elbows.

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    Yes I do have access to a pool. I just need to learn how to do the strokes. lol..
    Was never big on swimming...Any recommendations?

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    I love this guy^^^

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    I actually want to get into swimming as well. But...the only pool around here is filled with 100 kids tainting the pool yellow every day. Not fun. =\
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    Skeet, I alluded to this in your other thread, but I don't think you have realistic expectations about this whole SEAL thing. I admire your dedication, but you don't even know how to swim and you want to be a Navy SEAL?

    Listen bro, sometimes life isn't 100% fair. Is the reason you want to be a SEAL because you have some glorified notion of how cool it would be to be a commando? You do realize if you fail the SEAL test, you are STILL required to finish your actual job as an enlisted ensign or whatever it was that got you there in the first place, right?

    I think ya just need someone to tell it to you straight - its soooo much more than just pushups and pullups... I just want to make sure you're 100% clear on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sCaRz*Of*PaiN View Post
    I actually want to get into swimming as well. But...the only pool around here is filled with 100 kids tainting the pool yellow every day. Not fun. =\
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeti Sandwich View Post
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    Back on high school I was on the swim team for a year and somebody from the other team crapped in the pool while warming up in the diving well to "leave us a message". We just scooped it up and kept on with the meet. It takes dedication and a love for swimming to get past that. Just think about how much chlorine they put in there.
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    If you can't swim or don't, pushups are the least of your worries, start training pushups when you can complete a 2 mile ocean swim under the alloted time.
    Last edited by seK; 04-03-2007 at 10:10 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seK View Post
    If you can't swim or don't, pushups are the least of your worries, start training pushups when you can complete a 2 mile ocean swim under the alloted time.
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