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« on: June 08, 2015, 05:46:11 PM »
Can anyone give me some guidelines to incorporating push-ups into my workouts? Are they like core work, as in you can do them every workout? Do they really benefit in building a bigger chest? My chest seems to be the most stubborn part to grow.
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Re: Push-ups
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2015, 06:26:33 PM »
You are going about this all wrong. In order to grow you need to eat at a surplus and from everything I have read you always seem to be attempting to lose weight.  You will not grow while losing.

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Re: Push-ups
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2015, 07:37:00 PM »
I'd like to recomp, ideally. But it doesn't seem to be working out in my favor.
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Re: Push-ups
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2015, 12:42:02 AM »
Greg is right -- and don't lose sight of that! -- but that doesn't mean you shouldn't do push ups.  Just do them as a supplement to your current training, while eating to grow.

A few years ago I went though a phase for about 18 months where I did between 100 and 200 every workout, plus on non-workout days I would stop in a park while walking my dog and do them.  I'm not sure why I did that; it was almost like doing cardio more so than weight training.  I think it improved my sense of athleticism and self-confidence by consistently increasing the number of reps I could do in a set.  And probably through shear quantity helped to add some muscle in my chest and triceps, and ultimately helped me get a good start at bench pressing when I finally joined a real gym.  Just my personal anecdote; others may not agree. 
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Re: Push-ups
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2015, 07:18:37 AM »
When I was doing them I would do them on chest day. Simply do a set of bench and then pushups, rinse and repeat.

Sometimes I'd do them randomly during the week at night when I was home.
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Re: Push-ups
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2015, 07:22:05 AM »
Starting when I was 16 I started working up to 100 pushups first thing after rolling out of bed. Eventually worked up to about 200 everyday. Was good for about 60 non-stop then sets of 20 to 25 until I hit 200. Built my chest up nicely.

That being said, you know a recomp can take years right? Just like eating at a surplus and building up before leaning down.
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