View Full Version : how much can pushups help.
01-10-2005, 06:18 PM
i weigh 225 about, how much weight is resisting the movement, when you do push ups, if you understand what i am asking,..in general what % of your weight are you moving while doing pushups.?? thatnks in advanc.e
01-10-2005, 07:48 PM
My guess would be that you are supporting 50% of your weight with your arms and 50% with your legs. Arm load would get progressively less as you push up through the arc.
01-10-2005, 08:36 PM
Oh goody, physics... assuming that your weight was proportionately distributed throughout your body, you would then need to measure the distance from the top of your foot to your armpit as well as the distance from your armpit to the top of your head.....
in my 'research', it said try doing a push-up on the bathroom scale.... sounds like a fun enough experiment...
01-11-2005, 06:45 AM
O_o....odd but i'll give it a try.
01-11-2005, 01:00 PM
Pushups are a great exercise because you don't need any equipment to do them. Also, you can vary your hand position, or even do the one-armed 'Rocky' pushups. That was one of my favorite scenes /forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif
01-11-2005, 01:04 PM
Throughout the years i have always been trying to up my pushup ability. My max is 75 pushups with no rest...errrrr!...my goal is 100. This is something ive wanted to do since i was like 8 years old. Im getting closer........... /forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif
good to do inbetween sets too to get a blood pump
01-11-2005, 05:01 PM
I use pushups as the very last exercise on a chest day. Sometimes I'll have someone (my girlfriend) sit on me to increase resistance. I don't recommend this, it's just what I do
01-11-2005, 05:07 PM
I weigh around 170 lbs and when I do pushups on a scale it shows 80lbs of weight on it. Obviously if you put your feet up on a chair or something higher it increases the weight on your hands. You can always rest a 45lb plate between your shoulders. /forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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