I was wondering which would be better to do to experience great gains in strength and power.
Thread: Slow Pushups vs Fast Pushups
10-28-2011, 08:39 AM #1
10-28-2011, 08:44 AM #2
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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.
10-28-2011, 10:27 AM #3
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.
10-28-2011, 10:33 AM #4
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10-28-2011, 11:10 AM #6
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10-28-2011, 11:20 AM #7
Weighted push ups
And also fast is better imo lol"You wont find strong men with weak hands"
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10-28-2011, 11:23 AM #8
10-28-2011, 12:48 PM #9
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.***Pull-Up Crew***
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10-28-2011, 12:50 PM #10
10-28-2011, 09:03 PM #11