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Chest and Back is still the hardest
I'm currently in my 3rd week of the exercises, and I'm able to now keep up better with each exercise without feeling like dying. But Chest/Back day is still the hardest. I'm 5'6" and 166lbs and I still can't do more than like 8 full regular push-ups. I do pretty much all of them on my knees, and near the end, I'm too wiped to do decline push-ups so I just do regular ones on my knees. And I can't do any pull-ups on my own, I always have my foot on a chair with taking a lot of weight off.

Are doing knee push-ups going to slow down progress? I have a machine that can do lat pull-downs, should I use that instead of using a pull-up bar?
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RE: Chest and Back is still the hardest
1/31/13 7:23 AM as a reply to Desidarius.
Hi, just keep doing the push-ups on your knees. With time you arms will keep getting stronger, We all have our weak spots, so DO YOUR BEST....AND FORGET THE REST!

For pull-ups do exercises that will get your back stronger. Let me know if you need some options here.

Coach Alberto
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RE: Chest and Back is still the hardest
1/31/13 10:42 AM as a reply to Desidarius.
Desidarius:
I'm currently in my 3rd week of the exercises, and I'm able to now keep up better with each exercise without feeling like dying. But Chest/Back day is still the hardest. I'm 5'6" and 166lbs and I still can't do more than like 8 full regular push-ups. I do pretty much all of them on my knees, and near the end, I'm too wiped to do decline push-ups so I just do regular ones on my knees. And I can't do any pull-ups on my own, I always have my foot on a chair with taking a lot of weight off.

Are doing knee push-ups going to slow down progress? I have a machine that can do lat pull-downs, should I use that instead of using a pull-up bar?


For maximum benefit on the push-ups, I would do as many as you can off your knees, then move to your knees to push yourself to further muscle failure.

I do most of my pull-ups assisted, though I can do 6 now in my first set unassisted. I could do none when I started P90X back in September. The pull downs are a totally acceptable substitute until you can do regular pull-ups.

Rick
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