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Postby backinjured » May 14, 2006 17:38

Can push ups be as good as Bench Presses? Let's say with feet on a bench or something.

Can push ups with legs in the air along a wall be as good as military presses or that kind of exercise?
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Postby DanBor » May 15, 2006 03:43

you bet.

I recommend you to read Naked warrior.
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Postby backinjured » May 16, 2006 07:32

Woah!!!! I got the video Naked Warrior. It's awesome!!!

Now I'd like to change my question, can push ups or other bodyweight execises build muscle mass? As a martial artist, I'm interested in power, but I also want to look good and strong. I'm not looking for HUGE biceps but still I'd like to make my biceps bigger. Is bodyweight totally useless for this purpose??

Thanks a lot
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Postby dragon » May 16, 2006 09:12

I doubt a great deal of mass could be gained from bodyweight only exercises regardless of how difficult you make it by changing the angle/leverage.Bodyweight drills do force your body to work as a unit though as opposed to some of the isolation exercises bodybuilders may perform.
Even if the drills Pavel recommends could build the mass you require,neither one(pistols or one arm push ups) affect the biceps enough though.

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Postby DanBor » May 16, 2006 09:17

Bodyweight exercises will not make you bigger as much as weights will.
You can develop very muscular body, you can develop exeptional strenght, bodyweight exercises can make you "a hard man", and if you become a "hard man" you will look good.
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