If you can't do them at all, start by lowering yourself down only or doing partial push ups, where you are angled towards a counter let's say. Do those until you can do 15 several times a day. Then work on doing 1 push up properly. Then add one a day like someone said. If you want to get better you need to go almost all the way down to the floor. If you do 50 push ups but they are only part way down, I've heard you never work the muscles that make you able to do a real push up. Then someday you can get fancy and do different arm positions. Good luck!
Like many said the best way is just to do them. Set a goal like adding one more per day and try to stick to that, however, make sure you take off at least one day a week to allow your muscles to recover. After recovery you should notice a larger increase.
Eat some high protein food and play some heavy metal music (or whatever music you like to bring that adrenaline up) to start your work out and then do 3 sets of push ups til you drop for five days a week.
im 15, and i am able to go 100 push ups, i do them every day, i do 100 pushups, 100 twisting sit ups, 100 leg lifts, 100 leg rises, and plank for 3 min, i do that practically EVERY DAY, but i used to only be able to do like, 10 push ups, but if you do them every day, and SLOWLY increase your amount you will soon reach your goal, if you want more of a challenge, do triangle push ups, or clapping push ups, those are tougher, but if you start to feel sore while doing them, like up in your arms, or in the front top part of your pecs, then you are doing them correctly, but don't push yourself too much, if it hurts too much, take some time off, because the only thing you will do is injure your self, and it won't work, you will basically be counteracting it! so don't forget to rest! but if you want, listen to some music to get you going, the first like 15 are tough, then when i get in my rhythm i can easily go from 15-90, i am used to doing these though, don't expect to be able to do that! i hope this was of helping!! :D
When doing your push ups don't start with your focus on how many you are going to be doing. Instead focus on your form. Make sure your back is straight and butt is out the air. Form is the key to getting better at your push ups. Also if you haven't do it yet try doing your push ups with your feet flat against the wall. You should notice the difference.
First of all, don't work on it every day. Work on it every other day. Second, pay special attention to your form. 10 incorrect push ups do not equal one correct one. Third, I recommend three to five sets. Believe it or not, five sets might be better at first. Once you are in good shape you should be able to get the most out of a session with just three sets. On set number one do as many as you can or about 75% of what you can at the least. Take a five or six minute break by working on something else, then do another set. Shoot for three sets per day, every other day at a minimum. I understand that if you are weak with this exercise you might only manage three or four on set one, three on set two, and two or one on sets three through five. The number of repetitions you can do will increase over time, probably much quicker than you think. Once you get much better you will start to hit a brick wall with the number of repetitions. I recommend that you start a mix of elevated push ups once this happens. This will help you to achieve an even greater number of repetitions because elevated push ups are harder. It basically makes the regular push ups easier to do.
Use a deck of playing cards. Shuffle the deck then turn one card over and do that many push ups. Rest between each card. Ace equals one, jack equals eleven, queen equals twelve and so on. Do as many cards as you can and rest no more than sixty seconds between cards. You will be going through the whole deck in no time.
As we knows that Push ups provide a good upper body workout but few thing should be considered like Perform a push up correctly, Check your posture in the mirror, gradually increasing the number of push ups and last but not least move your hands closer together or farther apart.
8 months ago
Last edited at 7:26AM on 4/30/2013
make sure your elbows are at 90 degrees when u go down and when u push up make sure your back is completely flat try that it might help. This will help you to achieve an even greater number of repetitions because elevated push ups are harder. It basically makes the regular push ups easier to do.
8 months ago
Last edited at 11:44AM on 4/30/2013
interval training.try running(at a pace that's good for you)then while your heart rate is up drop immediately and do as many push ups as possible.core training as well(the plank)or even holding the pushup to build strength.as you gain strength.....increase reps...
Practice. First you at least need to get som muscles in your arms so try doing some excercise that will work. Excercise before you do push ups. Then start by doing at least 5 push ups without stopping and then do 10. It may get tiring afterwards so drink water too. Between every push up you should count at least 3 seconds (every stop) and make another (push up). Try to at least do 10 times a day spread throughout. The best way is to do push ups every time you do something like walk into your living room or something like that. Just drop down and do a (1) push up. It may sound silly but it really helps. After a week or so you'll notice you can do a lot more. Hope this helped.
Keep doing them. Raise your goal weekly. You would be surprised how much your mind comes into play. I've been up to 1000 push ups a day. Sets of 50. I started with 100 a day. Let your body rest on weekends.
7 months ago
Last edited at 9:14AM on 5/1/2013
use something, such as a waterbottle or a ball, to touch your chin to and set the goal of 5 to ten per day. once you get good with that find something lower and use the same number. increase the number a little each week and do your pushups twice a day, once in the morning and once before you go to bed. if need be start with girl pushups.
7 months ago
Last edited at 7:27PM on 5/4/2013
Set goals and try to practice every day.Try doing 5 sets of 10 push ups every day. If you feel confident, try doing an extra set for more arm strength. Also, try your best to use different exercises with your arms.If you're a beginner try doing half - push ups.
1. Use a ball. Put a ball on the floor. When you are doing your push-ups and go down, hit your chest to the ball, and come back up to do the next one. 2. Try to eat/drink healthier. If you have a full stomach, you most likely won't want to do push-ups. When doing push-ups, it's like you're picking up your own body weight. If you eat cookies and cheeseburgers all the time and don't burn it off, it's of course going to cause you to gain more weight, which will make it seem harder to do push-ups. The healthier you eat, the better. 3. Practice by YOUR own level. A lot of times when people do push-ups, they expect themselves to do 40 of them perfectly because others do 40. How can you do what you're not ready for yet? Don't feel stupid for doing 10 push-ups when someone does 100 of them. Pace yourself. Practice. When you improve, you shouldn't go from 5 push-ups to 130 of them and wear yourself out. If your trying to keep up with what isn't your own pace, you'll eventually wear yourself out to the point where you probably won't want to do push-ups again. . Hope these help:)