Monday, April 22, 2013

Best way to do 200 push-ups in a day!

Before there was the bench press, there was push-ups!
Push-ups have always been one of the best forms of exercise around. Not only does it work your chest, but also your triceps and your core! Push-ups are great because they don't require any equipment but can drastically help to transform your body into a work of art.

No matter if you are advanced or a novice in working out, push-ups can help you take your training regime to the next level. This article will attempt to help you start doing 200 push-ups a day.

200 push-ups!
I know, I know, that sounds like a lot of freckin' push-ups! However, I am not telling you to do them straight. I mean, if you can do 200 push-ups straight then that is awesome! Feel free to give me as many tips as you like lol. But a more realistic goal would be to break up this 200 into smaller portions. This can be done in a variety of different ways but this is what I recommend. If you are a beginner, do 20 sets of 10. If you have been doing push-ups for a while then 10 sets of 20 will work a little better. I know this sounds like it will take forever but it really doesn't. Sets of 10 and 20 don't fry your muscles so you recover quick and can knock out your next set with fairly little rest time.

How often should I do this?
Some people prefer doing push-ups everyday some every other day. I say listen to your body and do what you feel comfortable with. Over training does exist but I also believe we too quick to limit what our body is capable of doing so I say push until it tells you to back off. In no time your numbers will start to go up and your max output of push-ups will be greater than when you began.

 The beauty of bodyweight exercises!
Couple push-ups with body squats, dips, and pull-ups and you have a pretty complete total body workout that really eliminates the need for a gym. The other benefit to body weight exercises is that your risk of injury is greatly reduced. There is no real need of the typical "warm-up" because you warm-up doing the exercises. Also, the high reps one usually performs while performing these exercises carry over into your general conditioning as well.

Give this routine a try for a few weeks! I'm sure it will leave you feeling BEAUCOUP FIT!

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