You have come to realize that you can hardly push out 20 push-ups, and you want to improve on this. You have come to the right place. I’ll teach you the keys for pushing your limits in the push-up world.
Consistently add push-ups to your routine
The more you do push-ups, the more you’ll be able to do. Push-ups themselves will challenge the exact muscles you need to do more.
Prioritize push-ups in your workout
It is a well-known fact in the fitness world that the first muscle group you target in your workout will be the one that receives the most of your bodies effort to make stronger. You’ll be too tired after other workouts to fully exhaust yourself on the muscles you want to make stronger.
Strengthen the weak link
Push-ups are considered a compound workout, so they require many muscles to do. When training for them, you will find that some of the muscles you use are weaker than the others. Take shoulders for example. If your chest is 10x as strong as your shoulders, you will still be able to do as many push-ups as your shoulders can handle. When the shoulders become 10x as strong as they were, the amount of reps you can do will increase much more dramatically than if you were to workout the chest. For faster results, this will be extremely important.
Change up how you do push-ups
All types of push-ups will increase how many you can do on one specific type. Diamonds will help shoulder width push-ups(normal), and incline push-ups will help decline push-ups. They are universal, and sometimes it’s good to change up the type so different muscles can be targets that you don’t normally use to the extent you would on these.
Without hard work, your efforts will go nowhere. You need to challenge yourself every time you workout, especially when you do push-ups. Without going until complete failure, not all of your muscles cells will work. This will result in a very small proportion of the muscle gaining strength.
Take a break from push-ups
Many other exercises can help increase the push-up effort, and once you reach a plateau doing push-ups, focusing on other exercises and coming back to push-ups will be a very easy way to bust through that plateau. It’s a secret I have used many times, and has been successful for me everytime.