can you get ripped just doing push ups?

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  1. B_andyo

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    About doing 200 push ups the first week, daily
    then 250 the second week, daily..
    then 300...


    I bet doing that and dumbells, pull ups and some abs exercises you could get rip..

    Have anyone of you done this?
     
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    I doubt just doing pushups will get you ripped. You need to collectively work out the entire area of muscle.
     
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    some ppl claim the have gotten rip from doing just that ... :) I think I would..
     
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    Sure you can. Ask any USMC veteran.

    I have a membership to 3 gyms and I still do calisthenics almost every day. Pushups are very effective and much safer than bench presses. I got used to doing them on my fists (from Karate) and I've been doing them that way for over 10 years.

    As for 300 pushups... um... If you can do 300 normal pushups in a row then I'd be truly impressed.
     
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    Herschel Walker said he only did push ups, sit ups and pull ups. He was ripped - but a man amoung boys.

    Bottom line being ripped is more about diet and level of activity. I would say a good work out like you say is good maintenance. It may build a little muscle and if you diet properly it will cut you up.
     
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    Hershel Walker is the dude. I do 60 - 100 "girlie" push ups a day.
     
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    Either way, doing 60 to 100 "girlie" push ups or regular push ups is great. Keep it up.

    I think though being able to do this daily proves you really are not building muscle, only toning; otherwise you would need more recovery time and or your numbers would go down, not up.

     
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    sure 300 pushups will give you a nice chest(there are easier ways.....if you need to do 200 of anything to be effective you're doing the wrong exercise)........but they won't do much for your arms and shoulders, nothing for your back abs or legs
     
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    You're right -- I'm not aiming to get ripped. :wink: But I do want bigger triceps. I've not been able to get to the gym lately, so squats, push ups and crunches is about all I'm doing. Know any good home remedies for triceps and lats?
     
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    Overall exercise helps. In Nautilus, evey part is worked so you hace a uniform look, not just one area. (Course, the one muscel we are all concerned about is not so workable in enlarging)....

    My own concern would be letting my gut shrink. But at 55, I can't bulk up, but try to stay trim and flexable.
     
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    You could do tricep dips. Place you hands on the couch behind you and your feet on the floor and then dip. If you feet are on another chair it makes it even harder.
     
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    I am 41 and I can add muscle much easier than getting ripped. Give it a shot, more muscle will give you a higher matabolism to get ripped.
     
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    Push ups are great, and they work out one of the most important areas. If you did A LOT of push ups (if you're up to 300 day) and a lot of situps, you would be ripped.
     
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    They won't get you big, but they will make you seriously cut.
     
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    Be sure to switch them up. Some on your knuckles, some on your hands, some with your hands forming a diamond, do some clapping ones... etc.
     
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    The keys to being ripped are
    -not getting out of shape to begin with
    -staying/getting in good cardiovascular shape
    -watching what you eat.

    The problem with just doing push ups is you won't get a balanced look. Push ups will work your chest, front of your shoulders and triceps. They won't work the side/back of your shoulders, back and biceps. I like the gym because you can pick exercises to work each muscle and different parts of each muscle. If you really just want to work at home you can add some bicep curls and dumbbell rows to hit your back and biceps, and if you can do pull ups somewhere that would be adequate.

    But to directly answer the question, the benefit of doing 200 push ups will be burning some calories. Running a few miles each day would be more efficient at burning calories.

    Like All4show said, for your triceps you can do Bench Dip, or Dumbbell Kickbacks if you get a dumbbell. For your lats, with a dumbbell you can do Dumbbell Bent-over Row or try pull ups if you have a bar or something to hang from.
     
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    Pushups are ok but pullups are better/harder
     
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