Push-ups?

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  1. honorpenguin

    honorpenguin New Member

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    I'm 6'5'' around 185 need to get better at doing push-ups for PT test, any ideas that will have quick results, besides doing more push-ups. Also since i am tall i have a wide range with arms would it be better to keep them in or farther out. I understand different muscles but i need to do around 60-70 push ups in 2 min. help?
     
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    BimmerJustin Why would you deny yourself something you want?

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    incline push-ups.

    I like to use the decline bench to adjust the height of my feet in the air.
     
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    Incline Push-ups off a bench
    Medicine ball push ups (alternating)
    Shoulder Presses
    Planks

    Pushup endurance (PT test...) really has a lot to do with your shoulders and core as well.

    Also, if you're 6'5" and 185, hitting the weights would probably help you the most...(i'm assuming you're not stacked with muscle mass and just ripped because well, if you were, you wouldn't have problems doing 85 push ups.)
     
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    how many can you do right now and how long til your test
     
  5. MissKitty

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    I am only 5'9" and I don't like push ups because they hurt my back. How do you do it at 6'5"?
     
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    More push-ups is your best answer.
    Shorten the rest time between sets and up the volume.

    how many can you currently do consecutively?

    Try a ladder (multiple times):
    25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 10, 15, 25
    and opposite
    5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 20, 15, 10, 5

    Or set a constant amount and do that over and over with the least rest time possible (<30sec at least).
     
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    well my first pt test is in a couple of days. i have one every 2 weeks. i have been working out with some friends but no one is my height so everyone tells me something different to do. I just try different things and nothing feels like its really working. like some say more weight less reps while others say less weight more reps, how do i find my medium that works for me, b/c yes i need better push-ups but would also like to get bigger.
     
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    I would get a rubber resistance band and strap it around your chest, and tie the other end off to something. Assisted pushups. Full range of motion, high reps.

    You can do descending sets, and alternate with incline/planche pushups, as many as you can.
     
  9. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    weak core
     
  10. MissKitty

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    I have a strongish core. I still think shorter people have it easier, strong core or not.
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    Do planks hurt your back?
     
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    MissKitty If squats were easy they'd be called 'Your Mum' OT Supporter

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    Yes. I know I still need to work on my core, but taller people have more pressure on their back than shorties
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    are you just saying you're tall for a girl? Because I'd say the majority of the forum is taller than you and I don't think i've ever heard complaints of "my back hurts because I'm taller"

    just sayin
     
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    MissKitty If squats were easy they'd be called 'Your Mum' OT Supporter

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    I am saying if you got a chick who is 5'5" and a chick who is 6' both had the same core (based on strength and not strength according to their height) the shorter girl would find push ups and planks less stress on their back.
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    Threadstarter, just keep doing more pushups and eat. Also you should try lifting weights if you don't already. I am 6'6 and nothing that i do is different from my friends who are 5'8. People that are tall just tend to use it as an excuse because they can't do something particularly well.
     
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    I'm 6'5"ish and that really isnt an excuse.

    What makes you better at pushups is doing more pushups. Here is a program I followed for a little bit, not sure how great it is but at least its something to follow that might help

    http://www.fitnessdietcenter.com/navy-seals/
     
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