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    I just had a quick question. Everytime I do pushups no matter what type (wide, normal, military) my arms give out before anything else, and i hardly even feel it in my chest. I do have fairly long arms so i don't know if thats the only reason or if something else is up. Any suggestions?

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    Re: pushup problem

    It might depend what level of pus up you are doing have you tried first doing a beginners push up in a box positon

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    • #3
      Re: pushup problem

      Check out Staff SGT Ken's videos on push-up, to see if you are doing them properly at http://www.nationalguard.com/life/fitness/upper-body#

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        Re: pushup problem

        First, how many push ups can you do before this happens? If you are maxing out the pushups with 80+reps in 2 minutes and have good form and then you experience this then its a non issue. If this is happening after 30 then we can discuss what could be the problem.

        I only say this because the intensity of where I feel the push up works changes for me from time to time. When I first joined 9 years ago at 17 I felt it in my tricepts and shoulders and not much in my chest. After a few years I didn't feel it at all in my arms or my chest, when I reached muscle failure it felt like everything reached the endpoint at once, but the next day my lats would be sore(weird). Now I feel a little sore in my chest the next day but nothing in my triceps, shoulders or lats. I've always maxed the push ups since I joined, so it really is a non issue for me why things change or are they way they are. If you are in this same boat then I say drive on and keep doing what you are doing.

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          Re: pushup problem

          This is too easy. Either go to a gym and and blast your biceps, deltoids and triceps there or buy a set of dumbells and do it at home.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21EpHRJTT34 BICEPS: Alternating curls, hammer curls, concentration curls.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzsDPUJWInw DELTOIDS: Front, rear, side.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aM13vOcx1yw TRICEPS

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lkhr7yxatVw TRAPEZIOUS

          Building your traps helps balance out your upper body. Without traps your body will have that weird flat tabletop look when you build up your delts and arms.

          REMEMBER: Your goal should be endurance moreso than size. Use a weight that would be more comfortable for you to perform each exercise with high reps and low to moderate weight.
          Last edited by VICEROY06; May 24th, 2012, 09:52 AM.

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