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    Question Slow Pushups vs Fast Pushups

    I was wondering which would be better to do to experience great gains in strength and power.
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    don't concentrate so much on speed, concentrate on how you're feeling them. Be explosive, try clap pushups for example? that will help with power I believe, but being fast builds up too much momentum. Don't go too slow or you're working more on endurance.
    This is what I've been told by martial art coaches anyways.
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    Fast push-ups>slow push ups. Faster movements recruit type 2b muscle fibers which are the ones you want to grow if you plan to perform athletically. Slow would only target type I and 2a maybe.

    You should do both evenly but if I had to choose only one I'd go with fast push-ups for as long as possible.
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    Fast push-ups>Slow push ups
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    I like to do fast push ups but using a medicine ball, rotating hands on the way up each rep. Killer chest burn!
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    Weighted push ups

    And also fast is better imo lol
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    Moderately paced push ups. umad?
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    I just do weighted push ups, its more like benching in that sense.

    I've heard that slow builds more mass and fast builds more endurance. Not sure about it though.
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    I usually do clap pushups, but go down kinda slow. Best of both worlds??
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    i just do them at a regular pace, slow enough to feel my pushups as seprate movements but fast enuff without it being lke a swinging motion. i always go to failure also, which is around 40
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