I am trying to increase my max number of pushups. As I sat down, pondering on it i had an idea. What if doing parallel bar dips could increase my pushups while making me stronger and bigger than pushups would. After all, both exercises work the same muscles and both are a pushing motion. However the parallel bar dips lifts 100% of the bodyweight while the pushups only does 65%.
I would like to know if i am right in thinking that switching to parallel bar dips will boost my pushup numbers. what you think???