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Please answer! What muscles do wide grip push ups work and are they good for boxing?

Please answer! What muscles do wide grip push ups work and are they good for boxing?

Don't forget legs: It's true, any good upper body workout will be helpful, but don't forget your legs. Remember, much of your punching power starts and builds from the legs and hips, allowing you to extend and throw with power at your distance. Punching ineffectively with just your arms will wear you out quickly during a round. So if boxing is the main concern, don't forget to work your legs and footwork. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Please answer! What muscles do wide grip push ups work and are they good for boxing training?

Please answer! What muscles do wide grip push ups work and are they good for boxing training?

Pecs major: The more narrow the grip, the more the triceps are worked in preference to the pecs, though both are worked in all pushups. These are great for boxing, especially for your hooks. The key muscle for boxing is your heart -- as a ringside physician, I've seen how the more aerobically fit boxer usually wins. ...Read more

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What specific muscle groups does push ups with knee tucks (witch hazel) work out?

What specific muscle groups does push ups with knee tucks (witch hazel) work out?

Muscle group: Chest, shoulders and triceps, but what it really does is relieve lower back pain while doing the exercise. ...Read more

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I can do more than 3 sets of 25 push-ups every day. Can I do them, or will I lose muscle? I'm 16

I can do more than 3 sets of 25 push-ups every day. Can I do them, or will I lose muscle? I'm 16

No problem: Push ups are an excellent exercise that you can do without purchasing unnecessary equipment. Do as many push-ups as you like. Although regular push-ups are not likely to make your arm muscles big like The Rock, they will tone them and make them more defined. Remember to eat a healthy diet with a good amount of protein, fruits and vegetables. No junk food! ...Read more

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Will doing 100 push ups a day give me more muscle or help me trim down?

Will doing 100 push ups a day give me more muscle or help me trim down?

Muscle.: It will build muscle, rather than help trim down. To trim down you need to participate in aerobic types of activities. ...Read more

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Please answer! What muscles will get bigger and stronger doing a lot of pull-ups and push-ups?

Please answer! What muscles will get bigger and stronger doing a lot of pull-ups and push-ups?

The core muscles: The core muscles with push ups and pull ups, to
include abdominal muscles and latissimus dorsi with pull ups. ...Read more

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I'm wondering are handstand push ups a good way to develop muscle mass?

I'm wondering are handstand push ups a good way to develop muscle mass?

Handstand PU mass: They are a great way to develop core, shoulder, and arm strength. To gain weight, you have to have the calories in be greater than the calories being used. ...Read more

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Is it possible to gain muscles with push ups?

Is it possible to gain muscles with push ups?

Sure: Any repetitive muscle work will build muscle. It is said that former football superstar herschel walker primarily did sit ups and push-ups as his routine work out. ...Read more

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Push ups focus on which muscle region of the body?

Push ups focus on which muscle region of the body?

Push ups: While many muscle groups are involved, the chest muscles (pectoralis) are the main focus. ...Read more

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Can there be any exercise like 'push-ups' that'll build chest muscles?

Can there be any exercise like 'push-ups' that'll build chest muscles?

Yes: There are all sort of calisthenics like push ups that build chest muscles. Incline push up with your leg elevated work more on the upper chest muscles. Dips between chairs works more on the lower chest. Push up with are far apart puts more pressure on the middle of the chest. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Will I get muscle definition? I do 336 push-ups 250 sit-ups and I eat and drink a lot of diary. I'm 16 and a guy.

Will I get muscle definition? I do 336 push-ups 250 sit-ups and I eat and drink a lot of diary. I'm 16 and a guy.

Yes but it is limit-: -ed by your genetic makeup.you may have good definition but it may be concealed by fat. Body builders look that way because they have the genetic makeup to be able too. Many power lifters may look fat and not well defined but the definition is there as well as the strength. ...Read more

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I'm 16, I do 295 push-ups (not in a row) every other day, and I eat a lot of diary but stay in a cal. Budget of 2200. Will I gain muscle?

I'm 16, I do 295 push-ups (not in a row) every other day, and I eat a lot of diary but stay in a cal. Budget of 2200. Will I gain muscle?

Teen body building: All exercise is good for your body, when done correctly and in moderation. Push ups will tone pecs and triceps but not much else. Add pull-ups, sit-ups, leg lifts to tone other muscle groups. Ask a professional trainer to show you correct lifting form prior to weight lifting. Eat a BALANCED diet, not just milk and cheese. Lean meats (fish, chicken breast) and eggs are great protein sources. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and a guy, what would happen if I eat 500 cal less of my cal budget. And I do 250 push-ups (not in a row) every other day. Lose fat? Or muscle?

I'm 16 and a guy, what would happen if I eat 500 cal less of my cal budget. And I do 250 push-ups (not in a row) every other day. Lose fat? Or muscle?

Both: You cannot control where your body will scavenge for energy sources. First it will go for carbs. Then longer term carbs (glycogen) stored in liver. That's why marathoners eat pasta the night before the run. Then it goes for fats. Eventually it starts breaking down muscle. Think of the pictures of Auchswitz inmates after they were liberated. Not the picture of health. ...Read more

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Can doing push ups even out my arm muscles?

Hard to do...NO: You use your chest pectoral muscles to do pushup and many if not all the muscles in your hand, forearm and arm. These muscles are firing jsut to keep your arm, elbow wrist and fingers in balance, much as all the muscles of you rack, core and lower limb are active when walking.
If you have aninjury, deficit or disability talk to your doctor, trainer, therapist for possible alternatives. ...Read more

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Can doing 200 push ups 4 days a week build chest muscle? Or no?

Can doing 200 push ups 4 days a week build chest muscle? Or no?

Yes, allow: Time for the muscle to recover.....so perhaps one day of working out and one - two days to rest it. ...Read more

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What is the biomechanics of muscle contraction types while doin push-ups?

EccentricConcentric: When you lower your body to the floor, this is considered an eccentric exercise, where you're applying the load and lengthening the musculotendonous unit as you go down further. When you push away from the floor, this is considered a concentric exercise, as you shorten the musculotendonous unit as the load is applied. ...Read more

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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

Exercise: Yes you will but be careful about overdoing any exercise as this can cause injuries. Make sure you incorporate other muscle building execises such as chin ups, sit ups and or tricep dips. ...Read more

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If I stay within a calorie budget of 2200 calories and do 295 push-ups (not in a row) and I eat a lot of milk and cheese with I gain muscle? I'm 16

If I stay within a calorie budget of 2200 calories and do 295 push-ups (not in a row) and I eat a lot of milk and cheese with I gain muscle? I'm 16

Teen body building: All exercise is good for your body, when done correctly and in moderation. Push ups will tone pecs and triceps but not much else. Add pull-ups, sit-ups, leg lifts to tone other muscle groups. You MUST ask a professional trainer to show you correct lifting form prior to weight lifting, though. Eat a BALANCED diet, not just milk and cheese. Lean meats (fish, chicken breast) are great protein sources ...Read more

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Can I do push-ups and gain muscle every other day even if my chest is sore still from the push-ups stint 2 days prior. I'm 16 and 125 LBS 5'41/2 HT?

Yes: Pain will disappear with time, keep every other day until pain is gone. Then do it daily Ideally 2 sets 3 times a day of 15 to 25 each
If pain persists X 1 mo get medical attention ...Read more

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I'm 16, diary is my only source of protein. Staying on a cal budget 2200 and do over 336 push-ups. Will I gain muscle? I'm 5'4 1/2 and I weigh 125 lbs

Not that way: Protein from dairy is nice but unlikely to support muscle gain along with your other basic needs. Muscle gain requires a well balance nutrition and resistance training. This includes either weights or equivalent or isometrics. 336 push ups will certainly define your muscles but will keep them lean. Find a trainer with certification in that area and get on a better program. ...Read more

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Bump under arm pit hello i, m a 47 yr old hispanic male. About 3 or 4 yrs ago I used to do ALT of push ups and I developed a little bump under my arm pit it never bothered me so I just thought I pulled a muscle so I never had it checked. .. The other hel

Bump under arm pit hello i, m a 47 yr old hispanic male. About 3 or 4 yrs ago I used to do ALT of push ups and I developed a little bump under my arm pit it never bothered me so I just thought I pulled a muscle so I never had it checked. .. The other hel

A: A lump under your arm pit definitely warrants investigation. It could be something as simple as a cyst (fluid filled lesion), swollen lymph node, abscess (infection) or a lipoma (fat filled lesion). More concerning would be a tumor that could possibly be malignant (cancerous). The bottom line is to have an examination by a medical professional.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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If I do push-ups every week, why do I still not have big arms muscles?

Push ups: Will tone your shoulders and pecs and arms as well if you are looking for bigger biceps than you need to use dumbbells and do bicep curls. ...Read more

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Can an endomorph build muscle by only doing body weight excersizes? Such as push ups, pull ups, sit ups etc.

Can an endomorph build muscle by only doing body weight excersizes? Such as push ups, pull ups, sit ups etc.

Yes: But your muscle growth is limited with only body weight exercises. Resistance training with heavier weights will grow your muscles larger. ...Read more

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Hello, today when I started to do my pushup's, my right arm start taking some pain in muscle and I can't do pushup's.It's very hurt's when I do push ups?

Hello, today when I started to do my pushup's, my right arm start taking some pain in muscle and I can't do pushup's.It's very hurt's when I do push ups?

Muscle strain: You may have strained a muscle. Recommended treatment consists of rest and icing (2-3 times/day for 5-10 minutes). It may take 1-2 weeks for you to feel completely better. You can try it again when you are pain free. ...Read more

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Which upper body exercises, such as push-ups, biceps curls, etc., are better for not enlarging your neck muscles?

Which upper body exercises, such as push-ups, biceps curls, etc., are better for not enlarging your neck muscles?

There r some, but...: Curls will build biceps muscles on flexion, and triceps muscles with slow extension back; there are various nautilus and other exercise machines that will be rather specific for biceps and triceps; however it's better to think in terms of what group of muscles r used to hit baseball, tennis, or golf ball, shooting hoops, pitching, all require using all upper body muscles for prime performance. ...Read more

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What are the best fruits/vegetables/food/vitamins for muscle health if you are in a period of working out often? Weight lifting, push ups, etc.

What are the best fruits/vegetables/food/vitamins for muscle health if you are in a period of working out often? Weight lifting, push ups, etc.

Spinach and beans: Building muscles requires iron (spinache) and protein (beans). Also needed is sugar for energy to lift those weights. In general a well balanced diet with a litte extra protein should work well. Extreme body builders will need more. ...Read more