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Pulled Shoulder Muscle - Should I Continue to do Pushups? Watch

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    I hope I can get some exercise. I pulled a shoulder muscle (it wasn't too bad) about 1.5 weeks ago (my right one) and it has happened every practice since then. However, when I do my daily pushups, it never hurts. I do 400 a day. I'll take a break from bboying and using that arm for related things, but should I really stop doing pushups?

    Cause it doesn;t hurt at all when I do pushups.
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    Your shoulder muscles are only worked out a little during pushups -- mainly as stabilisers. If it doesn't hurt then it should be okay; pain is your body's way of telling you to stop.

    But 400 pushups a day? That's completely pointless. It's far too many to build any size or strength, and even for endurance it's going a lot over the top. And everyday? Your body needs time to recover.

    For size, (you mentioned body-building) do three sets of 8 - 12 reps, and put a weight on your back to increase the resistance -- you want to fail on the 12th rep. Throw in a couple of chest exercises like chest presses and flies, and then wait at least 5 days until working out the chest again.
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    (Original post by MRushton)
    Your shoulder muscles are only worked out a little during pushups -- mainly as stabilisers. If it doesn't hurt then it should be okay; pain is your body's way of telling you to stop.

    But 400 pushups a day? That's completely pointless. It's far too many to build any size or strength, and even for endurance it's going a lot over the top. And everyday? Your body needs time to recover.

    For size, (you mentioned body-building) do three sets of 8 - 12 reps, and put a weight on your back to increase the resistance -- you want to fail on the 12th rep. Throw in a couple of chest exercises like chest presses and flies, and then wait at least 5 days until working out the chest again.
    Oh! Thanks a lot for this input. I didn't do it for size so much as strength, as I wanted to be able to raise my limit. But thank you, I was wondering if it was a bit much anyways (people told me this before, I just wasn't sure)
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    For strength, you want to go for a rep range between 1 and 6. So again, add more resistance. As I'm sure you know, press ups work primarily the chest, although the shoulders work to stabilize and the triceps help out. You want to work out your entire body, not just one area. Think of pull ups, bicep curls, shoulder presses, leg presses, crunches... Just some suggestions of exercises you can do without needing a gym.
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