Two Secrets To Doing More Pushups

Two Secrets To Doing More Pushups

Everyone that trains at some point has done or still does
pushups to some degree. The problem is most people really
don’t work very hard at getting better at pushups. Pushups
are usually done to warm up or cool down at the end of a

A lot of people don’t give the pushup a lot of respect
and for what it can and will do for the body. I know that
I have done well over a million pushups in my over thirty
years of training.

In those thirty years of training and doing pushups I would
always try and figure out the best way to improve the number
of pushups I could do.

I tried every possible way of trying to increase my
numbers and there was never any type of information on
improving the number of pushups.

I thought and tried to figure it out. One way I thought
of increasing the number was to do a lot of bench pressing
at the time I thought it was almost the same movement and
of course I found out nothing could be farther from the truth.

So bench pressing didn’t help me. I figured I needed to
improve my endurance because doing pushups got me breathing
heavy to fast which slowed me down. Distance running did not
help me.

The first time I did a lot of pushups in one workout was when
I was a senior in high school when I did 1,200 pushups in 1 hour.
But I still couldn’t figure out how I should train for improving
my pushups,besides doing pushups.

Then I got caught up into the experts talking about resting  and
letting the body rest and don’t over train no wonder I wasn’t
getting any better, it was because I was not doing enough.

The two secrets that changed the number of pushups I could do
was having a functionally stronger body and training with short
intense exercises like sprints, jumping rope, burpees etc.

Training this way allowed my body to get used to training
without oxygen (anaerobic) not with oxygen (aerobic). Weight
training and distance running requires training the anaerobic
system. Sprints, jumping rope, burpees, pushups require training
the anaerobic system to really excel.

Training fast and explosive will strengthen your body and
give you the strength and conditioning to improve your pushup
numbers farther than you ever thought.

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Johnny Grube

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  1. Makes sense, thanks for the advice!

  2. Great article. I do 400-600 pushups every other day. I also do 5-10 bench press singles 1x a week (from dead stop at bottom position on my chest in power rack). These are done from dead stop and are heavy singles. Some days I feel like I could bust out a million pushups. I love push ups- they are far better than bench.

    I also do about 1000 burpees a week and lots of ab training. I’d say I train my back and legs the most. I do lots of pull-ups, body weight rows, body weight squats, and I have a 90deg leg press in my garage – which has helped my knees feel better.

  3. I can do 160 pushups without stopping, only a few can manage that.

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