only pushups

This may sound retarded, but I was wondering what type of bod is possible by only doing pushups as an exercise. I mainly am looking for stronger arms and core (maybe abs) so I was wondering if only pushups would be okay.
>I am currently a DYEL skinnnyfag.

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I do understand the importance of variety so I guess what I'm asking is what's the worst that could happen.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >what's the worst that could happen
      Putin launches nukes and we all die and turns out we all were tricked by an evil God and there is no Heaven, only hell.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous
  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Are we talking weighted pushups?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      yeah pushups with gradual weight progression.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Push-ups work every muscle in your body if your form is right

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No they don’t retard. They use every muscle as stabilizers but that’s like saying a back squat is a lat exercise because you use your lats to keep the bar in place.

      https://i.imgur.com/mAQoScu.gif

      This may sound retarded, but I was wondering what type of bod is possible by only doing pushups as an exercise. I mainly am looking for stronger arms and core (maybe abs) so I was wondering if only pushups would be okay.
      >I am currently a DYEL skinnnyfag.

      A good one. Even better if you add in chinups. Even better better if you put some heavy stuff in a backpack to make it harder once you can bang out 20 reps.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Weighted pushups are good, I've seen a lot of chest and core development since I've started doing them. Even better if you do them with variable declines and weights.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I’m in bed but I’ll show you tomorrow if this thread is still up, I’ve been doing nothing but pushups for the past 1.5 decades

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Bro come on I want to see. No homo. Legit interested.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      following

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    IST doesn't like to admit it because of the lifting culture centered on this board, but for the average unathletic normie (You and I), all you really need are pushups, pullups, and running*. If you have the option to lift, do it, because it's fun and easy, but it is completely optional.

    *proper form should be noted - you should be running on your toes, not heel-striking.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      None of those will build your ass or shoulders

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        are you a woman? is that ASS on the menu tonight?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If anything, I'd recommend weightlifting and weighted exercises in general to an unIST normie because they allow for progressive overload with lower reps/time.

      With bodyweight, after a short while you're battling endurance to get any gains.

      I can ruck a heavy half mile in 7 minutes and my cardio gains transfer if I have run for three miles without having to jog like an idiot.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Calisthenics doesn’t work that way. Not saying you can get “huge.” But you are not “battling endurance after a short while.” There’s so much you can do to continue getting stimulus. Increase volume, increase intensity by way of either using extra weight or changing to a harder form of what you’re doing. You can go a fucking long way with calisthenics, and just because you’re doing a set of 50 push ups doesn’t mean you’re automatically training for endurance alone.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm currently doing pushups to two second beeps AMRAP, followed by an work, then 5x20 pushups with feet inclined to two second beeps, then an work, then another 5x20 pushups. And have been doing pushups work instead of lifting weights for over a year, and it absolutely builds muscle. I think you've just got to make it difficult and do it constantly and you'll be fine.

    Also, definitely do ab work as a supplement, it'll help massively. And make sure form is down pat, chest to the floor, arms fully extended.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >M Ω G S all bodyweight exercises

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You'll likely develop your muscles in an imbalanced way, get overuse injuries, stall, get bored, maybe even quit training altogether. It's a retarded idea in the long term in almost every way, but you already knew that, didn't you? You're just hoping someone would tell you it's okay because you already want to do it and are looking for affirmation.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Some of us are NEETS and can't afford a gym sub, anon.
      Myself included, I only have 2x 3kg dumbbells at home and have been doing 3x full body workouts per week, just added pushups to it.
      Any training feels like better than no training at all, what do you recommend?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Oh please, don't act like you know everything about fitness. I'm well aware of the potential risks of only doing pushups, but I also know my body and how it responds to different types of exercise. Plus, I'm not looking for your approval or affirmation. I'll do what I want, thanks.

        I'm not against training exclusively with calisthenics, I'm just attacking the idea of doing exclusively push ups. You can build a great physique by doing various variations of push ups (decline, handles, close grip...), dips, pull ups, inverted rows, bodyweight triceps extensions... Maybe also adding weights and arranging them into a proper program which varies rep ranges and volume. I was maybe a bit too harsh in my previous post, but I truly despise the "just do 1 exercise for the rest of your life" mentality, it's promoted far too often online considering nobody with good results actually trains that way.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Oh please, don't act like you know everything about fitness. I'm well aware of the potential risks of only doing pushups, but I also know my body and how it responds to different types of exercise. Plus, I'm not looking for your approval or affirmation. I'll do what I want, thanks.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Pushups only is better than nothing, and you'll probably get bored/curious and expand your routine eventually. I'd say only good things can come out of it.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    only pushups and pullups

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      post legs

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How long you've been doing it for, anon

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        3 yrs

        Nice. But if you have the space for pull up equipment there is no reason not to invest into dip bars at some point, so you can do pull ups, inverted rows, dips and push ups. And then why not get a cheap set dumbbells at some point to do arm and chest isolations and shoulder press...

        true

        oh to be 17 again

        im 20

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Nice. But if you have the space for pull up equipment there is no reason not to invest into dip bars at some point, so you can do pull ups, inverted rows, dips and push ups. And then why not get a cheap set dumbbells at some point to do arm and chest isolations and shoulder press...

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Should I buy a pull-up bar for my door

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Not this

          https://i.imgur.com/xhz5w3z.jpg

          only pushups and pullups

          guy, but it's what I started out with over a decade ago. It's so cheap, there is no reason not to give it a try, but your first month of training will be shit and progress will be slow. If you have the space and money, get a dip station (they range from 90-200€ last time I checked). Or buy a pull up bar and two free standing dip bars. Also while the pull up is an outstanding exercise, if one would want to go full minimalist equipment, he should get dip bars and do inverted rows+dips (and whatever other cali stuff) imho. ALSO also do not underestimate dumbbells, flys, curls and whatever tricep iso will give you the most satisfying pump and an overall better body and skipping them because of minimalist autism is retarded.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      oh to be 17 again

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        that is no excuse for being a fatty, you ball of lard

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How much do you weigh bro? Height?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        70 kgs at 181cm

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >I am currently a DYEL skinnnyfag.
    do pushups, crunches, planks and side planks.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      iw is legit

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Pushups are great, put on a backpack with weights/waterbottles once it gets too easy. Then increase the difficulty by putting your hands and feet on lifted platforms so you can go really dip. Do this and you will see great strength and size gains.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How much do you weigh?
    If it's 150lbs...you are actually benching nearly 70kg. So yes, you can do push ups and don't need weights.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      that's not how it works
      to find out exactly how much youre lifting when doing push ups: execute a push up on a scale, with the feet at the same level as the scale otherwise that would skew the measurement, look at the measured weight, it will change across the push up range of motion of course

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      that's not how it works
      to find out exactly how much youre lifting when doing push ups: execute a push up on a scale, with the feet at the same level as the scale otherwise that would skew the measurement, look at the measured weight, it will change across the push up range of motion of course

      it's usually 60% of your weight, let's drop it even further and say 50%.
      If you weigh 70kg you'd be pushing 35-40kg at best, okayish for tons of reps

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        what would one handed decline be?

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do pushups at an angle, with your feet up behind you for example, Do them on 1-5 fingers and also on your fists. If you have healthy shoulders do extended ROM with some cinder blocks. Progress to L sits and handstand pushups and all that shit too..pushups and pullups are king before you do weightlifting for the sheer fun of it. the calisthenics does get boring eventually

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >I was wondering what type of bod is possible by only doing pushups as an exercise
    Hunchback

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