Best Next Push-up Training?

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    Best Next Push-up Training?

    Hey, all! I am working my way back to one arm pushups (it's been years since that, ha, but I'm darn determined to get back there) and so I've been doing baby steps toward that end. I completed the Wall Push-up Challenge last month and only 10 days away from finishing the Knee Push-up Challenge this month. All going well and ready to get back into normal full body push-ups at this point...

    Is there a challenge or plan on Darebee that would be a good "next step" to take after finishing the Knee Push-up Challenge? I don't need to jump too fast and hard to a level that would be discouraging or a bridge too far at this point.

    Thanks in advance for your recommendations! Take good care.

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    50 Pushups? https://darebee.com/challenges/50-push-ups.html

    I just finished 50 Pushups, and I think 1,000 Pushups is up next for me: https://darebee.com/challenges/1000-...challenge.html

    Pushup Master might also be fun: https://darebee.com/challenges/pushu...challenge.html

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      #3
      Thanks Kanary! Appreciate the recommendations. I will check both of those out! Great job on finishing the 50 and best wishes on the 1,000 (yikes, smile). Have a wonderful day!!

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        #4
        Rebelfox if you checkout the playground section, there is one for pushups. It might be worth taking a look to give you some extra motivation and a group where people are working on something similar.

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          #5
          cjohnson.usmc - Thank you kindly! I will check that out as well...extra motivation is always helpful!

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            #6
            Hey, y'all - hope everyone is having a grand day!! Just an update - I decided to go for the 50 pushup challenge and just finished day three a bit ago. I was worried it would be too big of a jump to make, but it wasn't at all. I was shocked at how well both the wall pushup challenge in Feb and the knee pushup challenge in March had prepared me to jump back in to "big girl pushups." I'm super excited to hit 50 in a row by the end of the month! And then back to the one armed variety - I'm stoked.

            Thank you guys for the suggestions and motivation!

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              #7
              OK, folks - I'm checking back in asking for more suggestions and assistance. I just finished Day 8 of the 50 pushups challenge and I find I am really struggling to get these pushups out, particular with the proper form. I found the first few days fine and since then it's been pretty difficult. I can usually get them all out but it ain't pretty or easy. And today and a few days ago I found I had to perform the last one or two of my final set on my knees.

              So, do I go back and re-do the knee pushup challenge once again? Do I stop at Day 8 (today) and go back and do the first week over and over until I get better/stronger? Do I do as many as I can on my toes and then move to knees when I'm struggling or form gets bad? Maybe finish the challenge that way and then start over again and strive for doing them all on my toes?

              Any thoughts on how to bridge this weird gap? I think going back to all knees would be too many steps backward but I'm concerned the struggling means I am a bit in over my head...maybe?

              Look forward to your replies. Thanks in advance!!

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                #8
                You might try this challenge, or perhaps this where you still crank out 50 push-ups a day but totally at your own pace and in as many sets as you need.

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                  #9
                  Imho, go back through knee pushup challenge BUT do them up from knees, then straighten legs and do full pushup eccentric/lowers. OR if you have access to a staircase in your workout space, do incline pushups instead of knee pushups (closer your hands get to the floor, the harder it is, which is why steps is nice bc you can start low and move up a step if form gets bad etc). Either of these is a good step between knees and full pushups.

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                    #10
                    Most of the challenges are not usefull as a training schedule... You have to be really advanced to master the 50pushups in one go... following the challenge progression...

                    There are, as always, many ways to get better...
                    One would be a slower progression, based on the challenge.
                    That way you still follow the numbers of the challenge, but you progress in your own speed... If you are planning to do it long term, you might consider some rest days and some to failure days...

                    An example:
                    3 sets every day (named the days accourding to the challenge)

                    Day 8... 12-4-4
                    Day 8.1 ... 12-5-4
                    Day 8.2 ... 12-6-4
                    Day 8.3 ... 13-5-4
                    Day 8.4 ... 13-6-4
                    Day 8.5 ... 14-5-4
                    Day 9 ... 14-6-4

                    and so on...

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                      #11
                      Thank you all for some great recommendations! I'm also glad to hear it sounds like it would be normal for me to struggle a bit jumping straight from the knee pushup challenge to this one! I am most intrigued by the idea of either modifying to incline pushups and/or a slower progression as mentioned. I will keep everyone posted! Thank you again!

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                        #12
                        I guess the " 50 pushups in one go" is the one challenge, many of us have tried and failed triumphantly...

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                          #13
                          HellYeah - if you're gonna fail, by golly do it triumphantly!!! *giggle*

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