A way to increase pressups that works for me

vince

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After trying loads of sujested method of increasing pressups i have final found one that has helped me get past 60. i statred on week 4 *text deleted* week 1 - 3 is for people who max out at about 15-40. Give it a go if you struggle with pressups, it really does work well and it doesnt take a great deal of time so its nice and easy to do after work or before your morning run

A partial press up is just going down half way rather then all the way as you would for a complete pressup. You can also do partials by touching your chest on the floor and only pushing up half way
Week 1 & 2: Every other day
POSITION #1 close
Thumbs and index fingers together to form a triangle
Triangle push-ups
5 partials
5 complete
7 partials
7 complete
rest 90 seconds
POSITION #2 standard
Move hands to shoulder length apart (the tips of your fingers should be aligned with the tops of your sholders)
5 partials
5 complete
7 partials
7 complete
rest 90 seconds
POSITION #3 wide
Move your hands out until, during mid rep, your upper arms will be perpendicular to your forearms. The hands should remain in the same position relative to the shoulders (ie move them "out" in a straight line)
5 partials
5 complete
7 partials
7 complete
Week 3: 2 days on, 1 off; 2 on, 1 off; 1 on
POSITION #1
Until failure/max reps
Week 4 & 5: 1 on, 2 off; 2 on, 1 off; 1 on, 2 off; 1 on, 2 off; 1 on, 1 off
POSITION #1
7 partials
7 complete
12 partials
12 complete
rest 120 seconds
POSITION #2
7 partials
7 complete
12 partials
12 complete
rest 120 seconds
POSITION #3
7 partials
7 complete
12 partials
12 complete
Week 6: 2 on, 1 off; 2 on, 1 off; 1 on POSITION #1
Until failure
rest 240 seconds
POSITION #2
Until failure
Week 7 & 8: 1 off, 1 on; 2 off, 1 on; 1 off, 1 on; 2 off, 2 on; 1 off, 1 on; 1 off
POSITION #1
15 partials
15 complete
rest 90 seconds
40 complete
rest 240 seconds
POSITION #2
15 partials
15 complete
rest 90 seconds
40 complete
rest 240 seconds
POSITION #3
15 partials
15 complete
rest 90 seconds
40 complete
rest 240 seconds
Week 9: 2 on, 1 off; 2 on, 1 off; 1 on
POSITION #1
Until failure
rest 240 seconds
POSITION #2
Until failure
rest 240 seconds
POSITION #3
Until failure
rest 240 seconds
Week 10: 1 off, 1 on; 2 off, 1 on; 1 off, 1 on
POSITION #2
100 complete
Maintenance: Twice a week
POSITION #2
100 complete
 

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I might giv your routine a try, I'll probs start at week 3 tho *text deleted*
 

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i think semi's (pressups that is, not boners) are a good way forward, it works the muscle more, puts more strain on them and makes them stronger, so after all better, and more pushups!
 

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does this work cause i really do struggle with my press ups.
 
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Erm what are partial press-ups?
can't find out anywhere so may aswell ask *text deleted*
 

RossRobObey

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He's edited his post, so you can now re-read it.

As for the routine, I'm sure it does work, but I thought we all agreed working to failure is not as helpful as little and often.

Ross.
 

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working to failure all the time does nothing for me....doesnt help me improve, and i get depressed *text deleted* im reachin the same number all the time *text deleted*

little and often is the best for me personally (but not too little *text deleted*)

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Best way for me is do like 20 Every Half an hour!.. And then at the end of the day try and do 60 at once!. Works for me anyway!.. Worth a try.

Sam
 

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A way I find really effective is when I'm doing my pressups, have a set number that I'm going to do - then when I reach it, do a little more, ie. throw in 5 more, or another set or whatever. Leaves you feeling great about yourself and more motivated.
 

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Improving press ups

i think that its on a thread already somwhere but what i find helps is...say to yourself i'm going to do 30,20 or whatever it is and then for each 1 do it twice....so..1,1,2,2,3,3..so when you reach 30 or 20 youve actualy done 60 or 40 work out what you can do and get a few more out each time!!
 

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Press ups!!

Good idea kennedy I shall give that a try
tell me what you think *text deleted*..it defo works for me!!

spose its your mental state ennit if u think oh i got 60 left *text deleted* like cba..but if you got 30 left you think EASY!! :)
 
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