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Push Ups and Muscle Mass?


#1

Just out of curiosity can someone gain muscle mass by doing push ups on a daily basis?
For example, if someone did 100 push ups a day, everyday or at least 5 days a week, would they gain muscle mass?

I'm not asking for myself or anyone, I enjoy lifting weights and the progress with it, but I'm just curious.


#2

Well, it wouldn't decrease muscle mass lol. If you could do 100 at once i'm sure it would help with conditioning.

If you had a solid chest routine already and you did this im sure the increased use of the chest muscles would make your chest "puff out" a bit more. It would probably dissipate once you stopped doing it though because there isn't any weight progression.


#3

If they were not very developed, then sure. But K-man is right, it just gets to be a lot of conditioning


#4

yes


#5

http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/big_back_big_chest_real_fast

just do that if you like doing pushups