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    Press Up reps

    To build chest muscles, is it better to do as many reps as possible or do fewer but slow them right down? I know with most exercises it's better to do fewer, harder reps but is this the same with press ups.

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    Is a press up, a bench press? If so, then just use a controlled pace for your reps. Raise the weight slightly faster than you lower the weight. As far as the number of reps, I don't really understand what you are asking but just use a weight that you can get between 8 - 12 reps at a controlled rep speed.
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    Originally Posted by floydd247 View Post
    Is a press up, a bench press? If so, then just use a controlled pace for your reps. Raise the weight slightly faster than you lower the weight. As far as the number of reps, I don't really understand what you are asking but just use a weight that you can get between 8 - 12 reps at a controlled rep speed.
    No, press up as in lying flat on the floor and pushing your body up. quick google will show you what i mean. as the weight is my body weight i can't change it

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    Originally Posted by SkinnyLad1 View Post
    No, press up as in lying flat on the floor and pushing your body up. quick google will show you what i mean. as the weight is my body weight i can't change it

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    We call them push ups on this side of the pond.
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    Push yourself up as fast as you can. Launch yourself into the air then go down slow, then launch yourself in the air again. Like a clapping push-up. Do it as many times as you can.
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    Originally Posted by floydd247 View Post
    Push yourself up as fast as you can. Launch yourself into the air then go down slow, then launch yourself in the air again. Like a clapping push-up. Do it as many times as you can.
    Brilliant. Thanks a lot
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    Hold the movement for a couple of seconds at the bottom before coming back up. You'll emphasize the work on your chest and it's great for your core.
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