weighted pushups? Thinking of throwing them in on my chest day

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  1. exxoizzle

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    Never really tried them.
    What do you guys think of em, any use or better to just go with the standard presses
     
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    too much work I just stick to DB or weighted dips
     
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    tough to do unless you have a vest
     
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    kind of a pain. Ive used bands before to make pushups harder but didnt really like that either.

    Are you considering them to get better at pushups or hoping for it to translate over to your pressing abilities?
     
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    yeah, i used to put a plate on my back but without a spot its basically impossible. try one handed pushups switching with a medicine ball
     
  6. exxoizzle

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    Better at pressing abilities/pec development
    bad idea?

    edit: One handed pushups w/medicine ball?
     
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    backpack or chains
     
  8. knight42

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    I think you are better off doing something else personally. I think pushups are good and have there place for sure but I wouldnt use them to help develop much strength or hypertrophy unless you are a beginner.
     
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    I respectfully disagree. Some of the best progress I had was when I was working weighted pushups into my normal chest routine. I was also working out with a partner though so I could get 2-3 plates on my back doing them.

    I can get one on by myself, its possible if you have the plates that have a grip hole. Go on your knees, hold it behind your head/back and bend forward into pushup position. You should be able to plank enough to get it to stay while you move your feet out into full pushup position. Getting more than one plate on though is a different story and will require a spotter.
     
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    I have to agree its difficult to get weight on your back unless you have a vest or a backpack...

    Try variations on your pushups... feet elevated, feet elevated on a swiss ball... my personal favorite are pushups with feet elevated on a bench and then a medicine ball in each hand...
     
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    superset them with cable flies at the end of the workout or something like that, this way you don't have to throw weight on your back and it will be kinda challenging :dunno:
     
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    Ive started doing them with my feet elevated on a bench two dumbbells standing on end putting my hands on the dumbbells and alternating hands off the dumbbell.

    hard to explain but i like the workout i get
     
  13. 4cd-Air

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    this is the right question...

    not the best movement for those goals


    great answer
     
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    if you absolutely have to do pushups, you could do them between chairs. add weight around your neck via dip belt or even put on a backpack, backwards, and have weight hanging off your stomach. :dunno:

    actually you could add weight to a backpack and put that on and do regular pushups too
     
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    don't do shit at the gym that you can do at home..
     
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    BoypussY game over.

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  18. Ceaze

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    Great exercise, much better for your shoulders than benching
     
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    pushups are the shit

    especially off straps
     
  20. 4cd-Air

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    any type of fly or wide press is better than standard BB bench
     
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    Yeah, but none of those are closed chain exercises that force you to stabilize your scapulae.
     
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    Advantage of pushup is it works more than just your chest. All that other shit is important.

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  24. kit99bar

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    are weighted dips = weight pushups in terms of strength building effectiveness and shoulder safety?
     
  25. Ceaze

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    no, dips are hard on the shoulders
     
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