Earlier this yr, health and vitamin YouTuber Alex Garfeh challenged himself to do 50 pullups each single day for a month and tracked his progress as he started to see leads to his arms and again. In his newest video, Garfeh set himself the duty of doing 100 pushups for 30 days, to see what sort of affect it will have on constructing out his chest.
"The pushup train primarily targets your chest, your shoulders and your triceps, so these are the areas I count on to see some enchancment in over the following 30 days," he says. Along with performing pushup reps with an ordinary grip, Garfeh introduces some variations all through the problem with the intention to ease the stress on his wrists and supply totally different muscle stimuli.
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Throughout his pullup problem, Garfeh needed to push by means of an intense interval of tightness in his muscular tissues at the start, however his expertise of the pushups is a bit of higher: "I am fairly stunned; no soreness in my arms, shoulders or chest," he says on Day 5. Nonetheless, he does acknowledge that doing 100 day by day reps with no relaxation day will put a whole lot of pressure on the entrance a part of the shoulders, and advises figuring out the again a part of the shoulders utilizing some easy resistance band workouts to stability it out.
In the beginning of the month, Garfeh was maxing out at 20 reps, however by the tip of the 30 days his endurance has improved to the purpose that he's in a position to do 31 consecutive pushups with good type earlier than needing a break.
"I am stoked that I can do it sooner, my stamina doing the pushups bought method higher," he says. "I really feel like my energy type of plateaued as a result of I used to be doing it daily with no relaxation day... it is extra of a psychological problem than a bodily problem, however do not get me incorrect, it is nonetheless onerous. If you are going to attempt it, I positively advocate it, however do not do daily, take a time without work in between."