I'm not sure where I heard this but from what I heard, if you do 300+ pushups (depending on your strength) a day, you'll get a much wider/bigger/stronger chest... Any kind of truth to this?
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I know this goes against the "common knowlege", but in college I had a friend who did 500 body weight pushups every day (5 sets of 100). His chest was not huge, but it was very well developed and could stack up to any other guy's in the gym (excluding the football players, who litterally were all on steriods supplied by the coach). Dude had a body that the girls seemed to love.
He started with doing 5 sets of 20 or so. Then, each day, he would add one or two reps to the total. It took him 2 years to get up to 500 / day, plus 500 sit-ups, and then he would run sprints for 20 minutes. His attitude was that you walk every day, and that doesn't wear you out, so why not develope other muscles to work daily?When the opportunity has arrived,
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09-06-2006, 04:30 AM #13Originally Posted by Jake The Muss
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I think endurance training works. For size and mass, I don't it's time-effective. It took your friend 2 years to do 500 pushups. If he stuck with a regular program, I'm sure he'd achieve the same size and mass in 6 months to a year. He'd probably sacrifice light weight endurance for ability to lift heavier weight though. So overall goals affect training. Sprinters and marathon runners don't have the same goals so their training differs.
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This is for the original poster........Try to do 300 pushups a day for 3 months, then post back here and tell us what your results were.
Without a doubt, you will have some kinda of result. Maybe you will be ripped, maybe you will have some serious dense, lean, hard shoulders chest and tris. Maybe you will look exactly the same cuz your diet sucks. Maybe you will be REALLY good at pushups. Maybe this is what you needed to break out of a rut...on and on.
Only thing I am certain of, is your diffrent from me, from Trickae, from DoubleWide, from everyone. We all respond different. Benching 5 sets of 5 with 250 might kick your ass and make you grow like a weed......but it might only be a warmup for someone else. They wouldn't get anything from it.
Try it......might work. If it don't, you got your answer.NASM-MMACS
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Seems like there are a number of non-military background people in here putting down the pushup. Exactly how does the pushup differ from the flat bench press outside of the weight values? Yes, the end results will differ due to the fact that the weights differ. And yes, at the end of a given period of set, you will be much better at doing pushup due to having more muscular endurance. But, you will gain some bulk in the shoulders, chest, and triceps from doing pushups simply through muscular stress and work. I can speak first hand from this as I went through Army Basic two years ago and I saw the difference in how I looked before and after as did a lot of other people. Doing 300-500, or more, pushups a day along with having a diet that is strictly developed based on specific nutrient intake will result in muscle development. Saying otherwise is just ignorant.
NOW, if the question was: Which is better? Pushups vs Barbell/Dumbbell Presses? Then yes, the assessment that pushups "suck" would be correct.
PS> I have always strived for one primary goal in working out: handling my body weight. You can make all the posts and boasts that you like about being able to lift <insert weight value> doing <insert exercise>. But if you can't do the simple body weight exercises of pushups, situps, chin/pullups, and dips, you've failed.
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Doing great amounts of pushups etc... or any exercise can invoke hypertrophy if ones genetics (rare I would believe) and knowledge of how their body reacts (rare as well in essense).
I would really like to know the results of a 3 month+ study on high repetitions.
I used to do 200 on chest day and after my normal workout it would seriously create a crazy end, but i could never credit my gains to them obviously because it wasnt just pushups. Very interesting.2014 Misc Raw Bench Press Contest winner in the 276lb+ 555lb lift @ ~280lbs
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