Is it true push-ups work all the main muscles of the upper body? (Back, Chest, Shoulders, Triceps, biceps, forearms and wrists)
If so, what is a good push-up routine to follow?
they do work all those muscle groups, but at significantly varying degrees. Some get worked a lot, and others not very much at all.
You're also not going to get the greatest of overall development or symmetry from simply doing pushups.
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does anyone do push ups everyday?
Posted my routine a few weeks ago, changed things up a bit.
60-90 minutes, rest between sets/exercises is a few sips of water, nothing more than 15 secs, No plan in general, but it's always to the max, here's last night's workout.
-25 hindu squats
-lunges with barbell
drink water, catch breath
-15 hindu squats
-8 Clean/jerk with barbell, with jump
-1 minute punching bag
-20 sit ups
drink water, catch breath
25 feet away from 100lb punching bag, do a burpee(with a pushup and a jump) run to the bag, deliver an 8 punch combo and 4 kick/knee combo, run backwards, to starting position, repeat (did 16 times before I was dead)
Drink water, catch breath, etc...
Followed by another "set of exercises", did 70 minutes and I was done I am sore as f**k but I love it.
One of my friends buddies was asking me if I was taking steroids because I'm getting big really fast.........I only added a lb or 2 of muscle in the last 2-3 weeks and cut some fat....still getting there....
I haven't done a weight workout (3-4 sets, 6-8 reps, 1 minute rest etc...) in 2-3 years.....
From my experience, treating pushups like a weight workout, DOES NOT WORK, the whole (3-4 sets, 6-8 reps, 1 minute rest etc...) DOES NOT WORK with pushups, you have to keep alternating exercises, hitting your muscles from many different angles with different exercises, little rest time, and going out max.
My friend does NOTHING but calisthenics...and is ripped...low bf%...and everyone tells him he should compete, he does nothing but calisthenics....might be a genetic freak.....but that's all he does.
If you want just muscle, with no functional strength, I'd go with weights, but I don't want that anymore, I'm big naturally, I want to get down to 8% bf and be a better fighter......pick your poison.
It's important to balance. You need to pull, as well as push.
If all you do is push, your shoulders will hunch forward, and your chest development will overshadow your upper back.
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Omen, I love those old school calisthenic type workouts, you can tell functional strength when you see it. I was just talking to this really hot chick who told me, "I like guys who look strong because they DO something, like rock climbing or manual labor, not beach muscles."