I am an Army ROTC cadet, and it is my goal to be able to achieve a max score on the pushup test on the APFT (Army Physical Fitness Test), and later to be able to do 100 consecutive pushups in 2:00 min. Right now I can do about 65 perfect pushups, but I have been stuck around this range for a while. I need help.
The biggest obstacle I have is that I am also a NCAA Div 1 wrestler for my school, and naturally the vast majority of my physical training is for wrestling. I would like to find a way to improve my pushups while not seriously impacting my recovery for all the wrestling, strength training, etc that I do for wrestling. Hardest thing is to balance pushup improvement with all the heavy upper body pressing we do when we lift.
I was thinking maybe trying to do some type of pushup program right when I wake up in order to limit the impact on training later in the day, but I would love to hear from anyone who has advice or who has been in a similar situation.