I have always done my pushups very slowly. Concentrating on exhaling slowly as i go up and inhaling slowly as i go down.
Should i try going faster? Its just that when i go faster i loose track of my breathing and it all becomes jumbled.
Right now i do both. I'm just wondering whats the proper way. Am i just tiring my muscles quicker by going slowly... without getting better results? Would i see more results from trying to pump out my pushups as quickly as i can? *while still keeping good form of course*
I believe there are benefits to doing it both ways.
321 tempo is a slow tempo which is supposed to stimulate muscle growth by constant resistance. 3 is your negative, two is your pause period and one is your push upward.
If you do a 201 tempo then it will be faster and the benefits will change.
Well my question for you is, Are you trying to improve on your PT test? or just staying active n fit, period? I used to max my push-ups back then on my PT test by going really fast as the time starts, do as much as i can (I always stop n rest at 50 first), then rest, pump 10 more, rest pump 10 more and so forth...by 1 1/2 minute-mark..I got 70 already, i just then take my time to push a few more (not to exhaust myself too much--just hit the max amount for your age, dont do more than that...save your energy for SU, and the run...if you're trying to max your PU for a PT test, you go fast, for sit-ups, you go at a moderate pace, and KEEP that pace, think of a song's beat n stay there, by the time you're done, you should be at about 80-90...use your ab muscles first, then switch to leg muscle (thighs), then go back to abs and vice versa...that way you won't exhaust too much energy for these 2 events cuz u have the 2-mile-run (or 3 if you're marine) left to go. Going slow on push-ups would train your muscles to ENDURE (stamina) BEING AT THAT STATE (pressured) so that you can go longer on your pushups, meaning, you can do 50 at first, then u rest, then every 10 or 15 u do after that is a piece of cake because your muscles aren't tired cuz u trained them by doing SUPER-SLOW (resisted) pushups...hope i helped
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