Push-up plateau

porkchop

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I am stuck on 30 push-ups. this is my routine (not including running). I also do a gym routine along side this routine.

Any advice on how to modify this routine in order to break this plateau?
Monday
200 push ups
100 pull ups
200 setups

Tuesday
Rowing : 250m 25 push-ups as many times as possible for 15mins
100m-200m-300m-400m-400m-300m-200m-100m rest 1000m best effort

Wednesday
push ups , sit ups , pull ups 3 sets till failure

Thursday
200 push-ups
100 pullups

Friday (running)

Saturday

push ups , sit ups , pull ups 1 set till failure

Sunday Rest
 

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Have you tried doing variations of push ups or sticking strictly to military style? Diamond push ups and spiderman crawls really help bring up my strength and push through a plateau! Taking a rest for a few days from then can help too mate.
 

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I'll let Sean Lewrill (Ex Royal Marines Physical Training Officer) shed some light on the issue.

 

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Have you tried doing variations of push ups or sticking strictly to military style? Diamond push ups and spiderman crawls really help bring up my strength and push through a plateau! Taking a rest for a few days from then can help too mate.

i will have a go at some extra rest next week. variations is a good idea. i have been sticking to military style since i started. thanks
 

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I know I always bang on about doing negatives in exercises but they do wonders and are often overlooked. My advice would be:

Max press ups (1 min rest)
Max press ups (45 seconds rest)
Max press ups (30 seconds rest)
Max Negative press ups (5 second eccentric)
 

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Any advice on how to modify this routine in order to break this plateau?

Clearly you've gripped the importance of doing push-ups to the exact correct form. I don't use a gym these days but when I did I'd see blokes belting out vast numbers of 'push-ups' with form that would shame a nine-year-old girl.

Consider slowing each push-up to extract maximum pain from each one. Even if this means reducing the quantity for a spell. In other words, mix up your push-up training a bit.

Don't disregard the importance of recovery time and rest.
 
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