Mar 192012

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Can you do push ups?  If not, don’t worry.  You’re not alone.  Look at that guy over there with the tiny arms.  I’m sure you’re not that bad off! Still, I’ve been getting emails that many of you are struggling to do the lowly ol’ push up.  There’s no reason why you can’t do push ups no matter what shape you’re in.  I repeat: Everyone can do push ups no matter what shape you’re in!

100 Push Ups A Day?

You don’t have to be one of these maniacs who can do 100 push ups in a single rotation.  You just need to add them to your HIIT plan and do as many as you can in :30 to :50 seconds.  I frequently will do 20 reps, rest, then do another 10 to 15 in that :50 second set, so don’t think you need to continually “push up” the whole time!

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By the way, there is a push up move that anyone can do, and can squeeze out 100 reps…I’ll show you that one later.

Benefits of push ups

It’s funny.  I hear from people all over the world and they all have different workout moves they wish had a “dislike” button!  Some hate pull ups, others push ups, MANY really, really HATE doing ANY kind of ab work.  With push ups, the main reason why people don’t like them is the fact that they struggle to even do one repetition.  This is bad, but it’s not the end of the world.  You want to perform this exercise because it is such a beneficial move.

Push ups build chest muscles.

Duh, right?  But, depending on your arm positioning, the angle of your body, the width of your hands, you can hit every part of your chest.

They build other muscles, too.

Mainly your triceps (back of your arms) will get a good pump by doing pushups, but your biceps get a workout, too, along with your forearms.

Your core gets a work out!

Doing a push up properly means holding your body in a straight line, like a board.  You need to tighten your abs, your butt muscles, even our lower back when performing this move.  This means you are solidly working your core!  You’re not going to get that doing bench presses.

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So as you can see, these push ups benefits demonstrate that it’s a very good move to add to your workout plan.  Are there benefits to doing 100 push ups a day?  Of course there are!  You will build up some solid chest and core muscles, along with adding some arm bulk.  But this leads to the next question…

Can you do push ups everyday?

Yes.  Should you?  Probably not.  There’s some evidence that if you don’t let your muscles recover, you will lose some of the gains you might have made.  Honestly, here at the Half Meal Habit, it’s not about “body building” but about “body shrinking” so I wouldn’t worry about losing gains by doing push ups everyday.  The most important thing you can do is simply work out, regardless of doing push ups every day, every other day, etc.  Just move more.  If you end up doing too many chest moves and you’re super sore, just skip the chest move and add a lat move, like doing pull ups under your table.

Types of push ups

Anything from standing push ups to decline push ups, anything is game.  Standing and doing wall push ups is where beginners start while decline push ups, with your feet on a chair or a table, is where you get into advanced moves.  Check out this video where I explain how to do push ups for the beginners to the advanced.

Oh, and by the way, it’s all about intensity.  You can do 100 pushups easily if you are doing wall push ups!  I know I can do that!  I hope this helps you add the awesome push ups move to your current work out plan!

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  17 Responses to “Push Ups Types You Can Do Every Day, Benefits, and 100 Pushups Wall Moves”

  1. I have been doing bodyweight only training for the past few years, but since I started doing a minimum of 200 push-ups every day, my upper body has never looked so impressive – even during 20 years of weights (I do inverted rows / table makers to balance out the muscles to prevent injury…

  2. I started to do push up every day . I 60 before I go work and when get off I do 120 push up night I can really see a big change in my body wow nice . they work make so bad I don’t go to gym

  3. Hi Jim, I was a high school football player haven’t seen the inside of a weight room in about 5 years while my weight is around the same I’m nowhere near the tone I was. I have been doing about 120-160 push-ups a night for about 2 weeks the 1st week I had to take an every other day break, through week 2 I have been able to do them every night but I fear I am taking to long of breaks in between sets. I do sets of 20 standard, diamond, wide, and close 1 set per commercial break haha I was wondering if you had any suggestions that could help me improve.

    • Hi LaRell,
      You are doing a TON of push ups! Congratulations! As for advice to improve, I’m wondering what your goals are? If you’re trying to get toned, just doing push ups might be why you’re not seeing the results you want. Although a VERY effective move, push ups won’t touch your lower body at all. I recommend mixing it up. Do your 20 standard push ups, then do 10 pull ups. Do 20 diamond, then do 30 squats. Do 20 wide, then do a set of crunches. Do 20 in close push ups, then do some arm exercises.

      My new FAVORITE workout is RushFit. It’s functional training and really hits your whole body. Update me soon with your progress and Good luck!

  4. hey what about if i do 50 push ups every day 5 times 3 to 4 hours every set

    • I’m so…confused, lol! Maybe some punctuation would clear up what you’re trying to say.

      Push ups are one exercise move of hundreds. As for how many to do in a workout, it can vary. For instance, if you’re doing P90X, you could end up doing 20 standard, 20 military, 15 wide, 10 decline, 12 diamond, and 15 dive bombers, which totals 92..and that’s round one of two!!! Last time I did P90X, I did 184 pushups over the course of an hour.

      I’m now reviewing Focus T25 here: because they are following the Half Meal Habit eating plan portion of my entire plan. I’m seeing if his newest workout fits in with the HMH frame. Thanks!!!

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  6. Hello,

    Just a simple question. What would be the ideal number of push ups everyday for a guy like me who has never worked out?

    • Hi Anees,

      The goal is to do as many as you can in one set. I’m maxing out at about 30 regular, good ol’ fashion push ups right now. Here’s what you should do.
      1. Try to do as many regular push ups as possible. If you can only do 8 to 10, great!
      2. If you can only do a few, try some of the other push up techniques in my video above.
      3. Find the technique that allows you to do a set of 8 to 10.
      4. BE CONSISTENT!!! You will only improve and gain strength if you do a few sets at least once per week.
      5. STAY POSITIVE! The fact that you are doing ANY kind of push ups is great. Don’t be depressed if you can’t do 30 regular push ups.

      I hope these tips help!

  7. I guess I don’t have any excuses now. I just did 20 wall push-ups. They may be easy to you, but I bet my arms will be sore tomorrow!

    • (Standing and applauding AND smiling!) Awesome for you! You might be sore, but I’m glad you knocked some push ups out. Yes, wall ones are easy for me, but that doesn’t matter. Maybe in two days you’ll do 30, then 40, then 20 table push ups, etc. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  8. I am certain that incorporating exercise into the half-meal habit does wonders! I haven’t done push ups since school – most of my exercise is walking or Aikido – maybe it’s time to give it another try.

    • Hi Debra,
      Yes, the additional calorie burn of the work out escalates the weight loss on the Half Meal Habit. Aikido!!! Awesome! Push ups aren’t just for chest–they are great for your core muscles, too! good luck!

  9. I hope to be a success someday in this area, too. You are very inspiring!

  10. Great article. I used to be able to do about 40 pushups when I was a fitness trainer. I need to get back into shape!! Nowadays, I can do about 15 before I crash to the floor. lol

    • LOL, Joanne!
      With the Half Meal Habit, we want you to do those 15, rest, but try to keep going for 50 seconds. Maybe consider going to your knees for the last few so you can keep working? hope that helps!

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