Best way to increase push up count?

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  1. Casino

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    I need to be able to get at least 71 push ups in 2 minutes for the Army. Right now I'm stuck around 60. Anyone have any ideas on how to improve?
     
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    how much do you weigh?

    I use the pyramid pushups 20 19 18 17.....17 18 19 20
    I also try to do a variation of pushups such as wide arms, diamond/closed hands, elevated, and so on

    I was able to knock out 102 pushups in my last APFT using this system
     
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    I weight 180 with long arms. I'll try that pyramid. Is that just one working done all at once?
     
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    i take 10 seconds rest in between.

    helps that i'm only 5'8 165 lbs with a stocky build :o
     
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    do more pushups
     
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    i think the faster you go, the easier it is?

    but i could just be retarded. i usually do 4 sets of 30 slowly and its pretty hard by the end
     
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    this. best way to increase the # is just straight up crank them out
     
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    Place weight on your lower back, something that wont fall off. Your count will increase dramatically. I dont need push-ups for my PFT, but I did this with a buddy when we used to run circuits and towards the end it felt like I was pushing nothing up when I did them unweighted.
     
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    do push ups with your feet elevated..like on a couch or something.
     
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    mad pushups yo
     
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