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stalker23 05-17-2005 03:34 PM

Would it be alright to do pushups anytime during the week while strength training? Could I do them for burnouts on a chest workout day?

verbatimreturned 05-17-2005 05:00 PM

pushups are a great exercise to do. as far as burn outs im not to sure, i would assume that they are good but why dont u use like dumbells for somethin like this?

Dr X 05-17-2005 06:43 PM

What is your goal. If you want to gain muscle then I wouldn't just do them anytime. They need to be incorporated into a routine or you could end up overtraining certain muscles, like say, your chest. More is not always better.

stalker23 05-18-2005 01:46 PM

alright. Better question. Could u do pushups for endurence and strength gains. the reason i ask is becaseu my goal is to have endurence and strength (for all body parts ) not just the chest tricepts and shoulders.

Darkhorse 05-18-2005 02:09 PM

It's ok for endurance, but for strength you need to choose weightlifting. If I were you I'd just stick to weightlifting at a higher rep range. You'll reep more benefits than pushups. For strength training, burnouts aren't advisable. It'll do nothing more than fatigue your chest.

ChinPieceDave667 05-18-2005 02:20 PM

my brother does this if you want to try something different for a pushup routine..
every time you get done going to the bathroom, after you flush the toilet, drop down and do as many pushups as you can until the water stops running and the bowl is full.. I know it sounds funny but my brother can do a crazy amount of pushups from doing this...

Darkhorse 05-18-2005 02:30 PM

Wow, that's original :cool: Never heard that before...

When I was in Kung Fu, what we did was to position our hands differently after every ten pushups:

10-on our outside wrists
10-fingers inboard
10-fingers outboard

It'll give you a quick break in between, and will keep it interesting. Your goal is to increase those numbers every workout.

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