why is lifting weights easier than doing push ups?

why is lifting weights easier than doing push ups?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why can I do 10 bodyweight dips without any effort but I can't bench my bodyweight for 5?
    The world may never know.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You have a weak chest but strong shoulders

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Not him but what does it mean if I can bench my bodyweight, have an appropriately balanced OHP but am shit at dips?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          you're overweight.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          You're fat or have weak stabilizers. And are fat.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      you lift 20% more on dips
      I think a good calisthenics movement to asses your benching strength would be decline one arm push ups (as even if you forget to keep your legs and core tight, you're lowering your butt and making the lift easier)

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        you're not*

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I did 3, but that shit DID NOT feel good.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm falling over with 1 arm.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I dont know but to me that only means I got to keep doing them.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    you have bad cardio

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why are push ups easier when racing another random dude for no reason at all?

    I once was on a cycling machine that linked up to others. As i saw the woman next to me on the screen I called her a turtle and powered past her. She didn't even acknowledge me and continued chatting with her personal trainer accepting the loss. It's unreal how women act irl.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You might have aspergers anon

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Gotta go Fast!

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    to me the opposite happens.
    I do one arm push ups at 85kg, which accounting to bad technique would equal 1 plate (as opposed to 2 plates with perfect technique) and weights feel much heavier

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Wasn't the coefficient about 2/3 of weight with perfect form with two hands? You probably lift less than 1/2 of your bodyweight during OAP with bad technique.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        65-70% depending on your individual proportions at the top of the movement. little bit more at the bottom

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes much easier

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because you're overweight

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Diffent metabolic systems differnt fiber activation pattern same muscles.
    In heavier weight lifting around 6 and under you're immediately recruiting almost all of your type ii fibers for that lift.
    In lighter weight movments you only recruit some type ii fibers and gradually more as type i fibers fatigue themselves reaching fully type ii recruitment in those last 2 or 3 reps. (there's actually a and b subtypes for type ii as well but it's just more autism than one post should have). It feels harder because of having to fatigue the type i fibers first and burning more energy and because it's more open kinetic chain movment which means it's not as stabilized as other movments so it's more compound.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    how much are you lifting? If you're handling 10 to 20 lbs your body is heavier, you know? More if you happen to also be fat.
    Keep progressing with load and eventually the pushups will get easier. Besides there is a point they become useless or need to resort to adding weight to your back in order to build muscle.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The only thing that makes you do more push-ups is more push-ups. I used to start my chest day with 4 sets of push-ups, first set I could easily do 40+. Decided to swap out push-ups for something else for 6 months. Last week I tried adding them back in, thinking: oh I’m much stronger now, I’ll probably be able to do 60+…. Nope, could only do 30 on first set lol

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Closed-chain movements are harder in general, plus you're fat.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's easier to move dumbell up and down that to push a planet.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Good question. I just did pushups on a scale. ~130lbs at the top of the movement, ~150lbs at the bottom. I can do 50 pushups in 1 minute. If you asked me to bench 1plate amrap for one minute, I might get 16 reps before I got gassed out. The answer must be that pushups recruit strength from additional muscle groups

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I unironically find it harder to do 20 push ups in a row then to bench 2pl8

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Push ups are better for the chest but benching makes my face lookore define.

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