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My son wants to do pushups everyday.Hes 12 and 5'10.He is already strong and ripped.He has a 41 inch vertical.Can he do 100 pushups a day?
Yes: Such self directed exercises are fine. We suggest they not go the route of weightlifting and similar pursuits unless they are under the direct guidance of someone certified as a trainer for that area. However, if he wants to do pushups and crunches he can do as many as he works up to. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I even have break days? I'm 16. From Sun.Tues.Thrs.Sat. I do 11 sets 30 push-ups. Off days I do 2 sets of 120 vertical leg crunches.
Push-up and crunch: exercises don't require "break days" the way that heavy weight lifting does because using your own body weight does not strain the muscles enough to injure them. Light-weight exercises such as push-ups will make muscles toned and strong, but will not make them become significantly larger. You can take break days if it makes you feel better, but it's not required. ...Read more
Will I gain muscle this way? I'm 16 123-124 LBS 5'5. 4x a week I do about 400 push-ups not in a row on off days I do 2 sets 120 vertical leg crunches
A lot of practice: And some strong shoulders. Realize a handstand pushup is really an inverted military press. So unless you can shoulder press your own body weight a handstand push up will be all but impossible. But if you work on your shoulder(deltoid) strength and your balance(though you can always use a wall), this will be a good start. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes but need more: Obviously doing pushups is not easy and certainly helps to strengthen your shoulders and your core area. But if that is all you do youre definitely lacking You need to also strengthen your legs and other muscles In your upper extremity like your forearms Also you need to work on cardio - ie enduance ...Read more
'Perfect' push-up : You could just widen your arms( working more chest and less triceps) and do more reps at each workout... You could purchase ( 2)'perfect push-up ' discs ( inexpensive )which you 'turn out' and 'turn in' as you repeat each standard push-up . I have these and they really do work. Best of Luck! ...Read more