i don't *text deleted* sound like i *text deleted* everything here but u do no *text deleted* elbows dont have 2 b TUCKED in like really tight..i spoke 2 RM PTI he sed *text deleted* elbows should naturally rest around *text deleted* sides not out far..tht doesnt mean tuck them in until they hurt!! *text deleted*...last month or longer i could only do bout 20 "marine" press ups but now am banging out 55-60 quite comfortably...i found doing pull ups and close arm press ups helped me with "marine" press ups...
when I started I was doing about 20 marine style and around 50 normal, I started to do 3 sets of 20 every morning (apart from Sunday) and now im on 60 first set and then 30, 30, 30 so im pretty happy with the improvement so far but I still want to do better and get the time between sets down. With the running becoming part of my training again im running before I do my circuits with a few mins break between which hopefully will improve my fitness.
Ive not tried that 100 press ups site, might give it a go and see if it helps.
the website thing really works well, i think its just that your never doing press ups to fail, i used to do about 3 sets of 20 and fail at te last one, now i can do the whole 10 then 8 then 7 etc etc and then do 20 on top of that when i finished, works out at 75 instead of 60, and didnt fail even on the last 20 after i did the piramid from 10 and still fell like i could do more, so im sticking to this now, seems like it makes sense. chuffed
I find it much easier to do the 'marine' style ones with you're hands closer together and elbows tucked right in, then doing them slightly wider. Can bag out about 55 'marine' style pressups, but only about 35 wider arm ones.
Alright Trace when i first ever attempted the marine style press ups i could just about do 5. I improved my score by just practicing them mate whenever you get the chance just hit the dirt and max them out and they will come along nicely plus the circuits helped a lot. All the best. p.s how are your pull ups coming along?