A friend of mine said, if you want to lose weight You need to work out 6 times a week and stop eating carbs what's your opinion on that?

.....no.Well, ok, that could work. But then you'll stop and 18 months from now you'll be posting the same question on quora.What you need to do is find some ways to refine your everyday routine to make it one that helps you work towards your goals.Starts by making a list of foods you like

A lack of delayed on-set muscle soreness (DOMS) does not equal a lack of effort, but if you do get DOMS, is the inverse always true: That you did do enough to get it?

You can get DOMS simply by changing the type of training (I. E. Changing the rep scheme to be higher) or performing a new exercises that you are not used to.But still the total training volume could be less than what is required

Aesthetic Fitness: Which is the best resistance band brand?

Ace Fitness, the website of the American Council on Exercise, has published resistance band reviews. The council recommends SPRI StrengthCords. The bands feature a strong, braided material and soft foam swivel handles. They are color-coded and numbered, from easy to

After a workout, when is the best time to consume protein to maximize muscle growth?

Generally, you should consume protein within 30 minutes after the conclusion of your workout. You should be eating carbs during this time too. And the carbs do not have to be sugar/white flour/etc. As to your second question:- Maybe not directly but that doesn't

After doing push-ups and chin-ups, is it normal to feel weak and tired in the arms, back, shoulder, and collar bone area?

If you have just started exercising then it is completely normal to feel a little tired at the beginning. As you go exercising regularly your body will start to get used it. But I suggest you to go slow with smaller bouts and increase as you go on.You may also not be taking a proper

After how many days do we lose muscle if we stop working out?

I was curious about this too a few months ago, so I looked it up.I couldn't find a right answer anywhere at all. One website said one week, others said a few days, it was all confusing. So I'm going

After lifting weights, how many days should you rest before lifting again?

Depends on intensity/recovery, programme type and goals. For example if you're doing heavy deadlift it may take 7–10 days to fully recover and if your goal is muscle size then you will want to maximise your rest over that period in order to maximise growth and possibly do some upper body work and/or some very light lower body.

After training and exercising to get abs, how do you maintain having those abs?

Abs Best Exercises that you can do at home or office without any equipment.In this, you mentioned Which exercises are best for beginners. and which time is best to do this workout.How to start a Workout and what is its amazing benefits?All answers are in this article so read it and These workouts are for men and women both.Read

After what time of working out we will feel improvement?

It depends. I'll assume you mean after how much days or weeks of working out will one start yielding results. There are several approaches; first you'd notice visible results about 3 weeks in if you do high intensity cardio exercises and lift heavy weights (which I

After working out daily, how soon can one expect weight loss?

Losing weight is almost totally driven by food choices (what and how much). Exercise (such as walking, running, and workouts) is needed for stamina and strength and for making sure that the weight you lose is fat and not muscle, but purely in terms of weight loss, exercise is neither necessary nor sufficient. It's not necessary,

After workout how long should I wait to eat?

If you're trying to lose body fat and using the diet, "intermittent fasting", you can wait for hours. If you're not intermittent fasting or trying to build mass, you're going to want a protein shake and 50 grams of carbs within 45 minutes of your workout. After that, you're going to want to have a large meal

Am I only building muscle if I'm sore after a workout?

Muscle soreness that shows up a day or two after exercising can affect anyone, regardless of your fitness level. But don't be put off. This type of muscle stiffness or achiness is normal, doesn't last long, and is actually a sign of your improving fitness. Sore muscles after physical activity, known as delayed onset muscle soreness

Am I working out wrongly if I don't feel pain through the day after exercising?

Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), also called muscle fever, is the pain and stiffness felt in muscles several hours to days after unaccustomed or strenuous exercise.The soreness is felt most strongly 24 to 72 hours after the exercise.[1]:63

Any good exercises to gain muscles on the lower stomach?

I liked that you asked about gaining muscle on the lower [abdomen] stomach instead of asking about how to get ripped abs. As someone who has dealt with weak and compromised pelvic floor muscles and hip flexors in the past, I believe

Any way to reduce muscle pain following working out?

BasicStretch after a workout. Reduces the muscle pain >50%.Drink lots of water. Stay well hydrated.Cool down after the workout.Take your vitamin supplements.Take a good night sleep. Sleep helps the body repair and recovery faster with wonderful gains.Try not going all Gung-ho on the weight. Take it slow, eg. If

Are 100 push-ups, 100 bicep curls, 100 squats, and 3 sets of 2-minute planks every day except Sunday enough to build muscle for beginners?

Not particularly. First, doing so many repetitions is just a waste of time if you're trying to

Are 20 pullups good?

How many pull ups should you be able to do? And how many pull ups is good? This post will show how you stack up and give you a good goal to aim for.Save yourself time with this: Solving Problems for Beginners and

Are 3-kg dumbbells good for a beginner?

Yes, it's good for a beginner. But only for a short time.Too light for dumbbell row, lunges.It'll be less effective in terms of providing adequate stress for the muscles to grow after week 1 for doing bench press.You'll breeze through multiple sets of shoulder press during week 2.You'll probably be still using it during the week 3 for arm

Are 3 to 5 exercises per workout, 5 times a week enough for hypertrophy?

It depends on a variety of factors. Hypertrophy isn't necessarily dependent on the amount of exercises per workout, rather the level of muscular contraction achieved. For example if you are getting an amazing pump from 3-5 exercises per workout, that's fine. However, personally I would get extremely bored with that level

Are 30 min workouts effective?

What is the outcome you want out of 30 mins of workout.Say you want to loose fat, so you want to do cardio. Do HIIT then. change between running, cycling and rowing.What if you want to do toning ? Do exercises that utilizes compound movements eg

Are 5x3 shoulder presses, split squats, deadlifts, and pull-ups enough for strength and size? Would not doing a bench press cause muscle imbalance?

You won't want to do this program indefinitely. It will not result in significant amounts of muscle growth once you get past your linear gaining period. There's not enough volume to elicit a strong hypertrophy responseI would also question why you're doing split squats instead of conventional back squatting. The split squat

Are 6 pack abs overrated?

I used to have 6 pack abs till I was 24 years but those days it was not a craze like big muscular body. Even I was advised by well wishers to take ghee etc to make me look fuller. I

Are 8 pack abs possible? If so, which muscles are involved?

There seems to be a misconception that by working out more or taking steroids, you can go from a 6 to a 10 pack. That isn't exactly true.By dieting, you can lose the belly fat and see your rectus abdominis muscle. This muscle has

Are a lot for the six pack shortcuts a scam?

No, ALL of them are a scam. Also pretty much any marketing material that refers to "shortcuts" or "secrets" is a scam. If you want six-pack abs then you need to do a lot of cardio, minimum of an hour a day 6 days a week. You need a calorie controlled diet extremly low

Are ab exercises more useful to reduce belly fat than other exercises?

This is what I have as my summary and recommendations after all these years, which would be the combination of cardiovascular work and resistance training.You can spend hours doing abdominal related exercises though if you would not be taking care of the nutrition and expenditure aspect, there would not be any belly fat

Are ab exercises the same as core strengthening exercises?

They're One Aspect of Core TrainingOld Soviet Coaches have a saying: Strong Abs, Strong Back, Strong Hands.Essentially your

Are abdominal crunches bad for your lower back?

You have to work on your core strength.If you want to do abs you have to do lower back as well. Do the plank or bodybridge whichever one you want to call it. Once your body is straight, concentrate on pulling your bellybutton up towards the sky, by sucking it in.A very good

Are abs really useful?

In this article, we address how to become a functional and strong human, as opposed to being another of the overrated endless rants on chiseled abs. So, we must first identify the core and what it looks like. In this diagram, we see the external musculature of the human body.Our core has three-dimensional depth and functional movement in

Are any abdominal exercise products effective?

Well depending on what you mean by effective and what product are you talking about.If you have a belly and are promised to have abs by one of the products, total bs that's never gonna happen.There are 2 products for abs:you sit and

Are band workouts great for a whole body workout?

Resistance bands are made of strong, thin rubber with handles at the end, and come in a variety of resistances depending on your fitness level. With resistance bands, you can do just about any type of strength training exercise -

Are bicep workouts unnecessary if you do heavy back workouts (deadlifts, rows, pull downs, chin ups/pull ups)?

deadlifts doesn't work the biceps at all, it's also very stupid to even want to try to incorporate your biceps for deadlifts. a lot of lifters thinks it helps by bending their arms trying to use their biceps to help during the lock out and that's how people tear their biceps. during deadlifts you want to engage

Are body rows a good exercise if you can't do many pull-ups?

They work a different area of the back. Whenever I train back I do exercises for back width and back thickness. Pull-ups are a back width exercise. Rows are a back thickness exercise.Back when I was around 20–21 I couldn't do many pull-ups either. I could maybe do

Are bodyweight exercises more demanding and tiresome than weight lifting?

Iv'e been doing both calisthenics and weight lifting for years.Calisthenics, or body-weight exercises, are more tiresome when it comes willpower, but not more demanding. Body weight exercises are more tiresome because; (1) They take a longer time to complete-For instance, 5x6 Barbell rows will take less time to do than 100 pull ups- And (2) They rely

Are bodyweight exercises more effective than going to a gym?

I don't know if I would say "more effective". It depends on what your goals are. But I notice all the comments are basically saying barbells = muscles and calisthenics = general fitness. I don't agree with that. Resistance is resistance. Your body doesn't know the difference between picking up a barbell or lifting

Are bodyweight squats, push-ups and pull-ups a decent substitute for the starting strength routine by Mark Rippetoe?

Not really, because one of the most important elements of Starting Strength is progressive overload by increasing weight. With barbells, it's easy to add small amounts of weight every workout, causing your body to adapt and get constantly stronger.However, with body weight exercises, you can't really add weight. Instead, you must add reps or use harder variations

Are Burpees considered a strength workout? And are they perfect for wieght loss?

Strength is developed by progressively training against resistance.  Burpees are not much of a strength exercise.  They are a high level conditioning exercise, low to mid level power exercise and are very poor at strength development, compared with actual strength exercises like the barbell squat, deadlift or bench press.  You want strength with calisthenics? 

Are cardio exercise needed every day?

No, you probably should not do cardio everyday.Reason 1: Working out damn near everyday leaves many people in a state of never really feeling rested. Their minds and bodies have a perpetual ache and this limits their effort and motivation.On the off days, going for a long jog will only slow your recovery. Many joggers

Are crunches a waste of time for abdominal strength and are planks good/better?

For abdominal strength, both movements suck.The crunch is a very isolative movement, it only targets the rectus abdominus (the six-pack muscles) on the surface of the core.The plank is a useful exercise in the short-term, but it can very easily be mastered and will need to be altered and intensified in the long-term.If you're going to pick one of

Are crunches waste of time for abs?

Being a fat loss expert i would say yesActually there is a phrase abs are made in the kitchen and its true every one has abs we cant just see them becouse of the stubborn belly fat. If you want fast results

Are culottes suitable wear for working out in the gym?

The potential problems that might make culottes an issue for working out in a gym are:The wider pant legs may get caught up in the equipment. This may not be as much of an issue on a treadmill, but cycles or weighted equipment could be problematic (especially if the pant

Are daily push ups unhealthy?

Push ups are a wonderful body weight exercise that work several upper body muscle groups in your chest, arms, shoulders, triceps, back and neck.With any strength training exercise rest and recovery is important. It is during this period that your body repairs muscle tissue that is damaged during a workout - generating enhancements in strength and muscle

Are daily pushups, situps and squats adequate exercise for someone who has no desire to get 'fit' but wants to stay healthy?

Body weight exercises can be very effective & helpful when trying to build functional strength, improve flexibility, decrease body fat, & improve overall physical health. However, I say this only if it's done correctly. Body weight routines are still considered resistance training (weights)

Are deadlifts a great way to keep your shoulders back for better posture?

YES!Training with the sport of Powerlifting is a fantastic method of full body remodeling and rejuvenation. It is a superior method of training vs. using machines.To build an athletic posture, deadlift variations, Squats varieties and overhead pressing methods and routines

Are Deadlifts and Squats as good with resistance bands as they are with weights?

Just a few thoughts. Barbells are ideal, but if you are limited on equipment, I would suggest dumbbells rather than bands. Bands will pull your body in a different way and will probably be pretty awkward to use for both. Dumbbells however, offer

Are deadlifts, chin-ups, and squats a good lifting programme (with no other lifts involved)?

All of those are great, however you should incorporate a pushing motion.Add in push ups, and perform chest presses with dumbbells, and barbells.Also do single side training to incorporate the

Are dips as important in a workout as push ups or pull ups or even more?

If you were stranded on a deserted island with no exercise equipment, you could still develop your upper body by doing push-ups and pull-ups (if you can find a convenient branch). Between those two exercises, you can work most major muscles in the upper body and maintain or even increase your strength and muscle

Are doing 4-sets of 30 push ups and 4-sets of 30 planks on odd days/4-sets of 30 bicep curls and 3-minutes of planks on even days/going on a walk (run) on Sundays enough to build muscle?

It's funny to me that as much as I bag on calisthenics and bodyweight stuff that I continue to get A2A for it.The answer to your question is noThis will not build muscle unless you currently lack the muscle to do 30 push-ups

Are doing pull ups and chin ups that difficult for people?

Your test of strength and power happens when you go for a body weight workout. This includes doing chinups, pullups, pushups and jumps too.It not difficult at all to be honest. A person can easily pull and push its own

Are doing pull ups daily enough to build lower lats?

What is the most effective way to build your lats? Find out what other people from the message boards think...Let's talk about training! Training for bodybuilders isn't the same for every muscle group, so we need to learn more than just exercises for training each muscle - each muscle should

Are doing pushups at home useful?

Hello there,YES, IT IS USEFUL TO DO PUSHUPS AT HOME.Being a person who loves to exercise, pushups has become my first priority when doing my workout. I can say that around 80% of my workout exercise is bodyweight exercise while 20% more is free weight or machine itself as I love to ‘use' my bodyweight to create more variation

Are dumbbells enough to perform full body workouts?

Yes dumbells are enough to do a full body workout, however they aren't the best.I used to do almost my full routine with dumbells. The reasoning behind this was to prevent muscle imbalances e.g. my right side was over compensating for my weaker left side during the bench press. The problem with

Are exercises like pushups considered to be cardio? Can they be used to reduce weight?

The connection between weight loss and any exercise is relatively tenuous at best.Weight loss isn't really your goal in any case. Fat loss is. You can lose fat without losing weight. You could even gain weight to lose fat.In any case, Cardio is not a straight path to fat loss. It's a helpful tool, it can help you

Are front squats less effective than back squats?

I personally think that the back squat is for show and the front squat is what will fuel your back squat the most. Your front squat max (when trained) will generally fall in the 80–85% range of your back squat. The more your front squat improves,

Are great trap muscles built by doing heavy compound movements (like deadlifts) or should they have exercises dedicated to them (like shrugs)?

While you are most likely referring to the superior or upper trapezius muscles, there are actually three different sections of the trap muscles and it is important not to neglect any particular group. With that being said, however, if you

Are Hindu pushups or dands beneficial? Will it lead to lower back injury?

Hindu pushups are an excellent exercise that improves both flexibility and strengthens the dorsal and ventral ‘chains'- the interconnected muscles, ligaments and joints that allow you to go about your daily business with some measure of grace and dignity. Provided

Are home dumbbell workouts a substitute for a gym? Where can I find dumbbell workout plans?

Any kind of workout accomplished outside a gym is a substitute for a gym workout.Dumbbell workout plans can be Googled. They are available in abundance.Personally, I like the following for upper body:Incline DB Press2-arm DB RowSeated Military PressSingle-arm DB RowSeated DB Triceps PressAlternating DB Biceps CurlsOn lower-body days I'll sometimes do the

Are home workouts as effective as the gym?

Whenever you do something new you have to start at the lowest level you can achieve. If it has to do with weights and you cannot even do it with body weight why do you have to do it at the gym? Let's say you can only do 1 push-up and you weigh 70

Are home workouts really effective?

Yes, home workouts are effective.To make home workout effective you need to have a proper training schedule and work according to the goals set.Home workouts are generally calisthenics which are body weight exercises.To make the best use of home workouts you should have a bit of intensity, with time and experience your body

Are incline push-ups more difficult than regular push-ups?

The incline pushup is actually a much lighter movement as you have to deal with a smaller fraction of your bodyweight, thanks to your body being more upright. Thus it's safe to say, the higher the incline, the lesser the load. Due

Are larger people that don't work out stronger than skinny people that don't work out?

Yes and no...They are generally stronger, but not because of what you probably think.They're stronger because of Physics...yup...Physics.They have more weight as a counterbalance, they have more size to leverage more and they can build more momentum to move something heavier to a stationary position.Example...look at Olympic style weightlifters...I'm not saying they have no strength or muscle but

Are lat pulldowns as good as pullups?

If you can't do pull ups properly they are. Just like I am a genetically crappy bench presser, I am genetically good at pullups. For close to 30 years I was always able to do 20 or more strict pullups. Some dudes, particularly big, heavy dudes, hell, even big STRONG dudes have this problem. Because of

Are leg press and leg curl machines used to thin legs?

Yes you can, provided you use the correct exercise regimen with them.Do Legs using these machines not more than twice a week, each session separated by at least 72 hours.Stick to lower weights (with which you can manage the prescribed reps) and higher reps (around 15+ - Start with higher reps say 25, and do the

Are leg rises and inclined crunches enough to reduce belly. My upper abs are and other body parts are also showing progress but my tummy and love handles aren't. What should I do?

Direct Abdominal training will only fire those muscle fibers and do nothing for overall physique. Your body is one single unit and you need it to grow organically.If you want to put your overall body under physical tension in order to produce a strong muscular looking physique with visible

Are most body transformations on the internet fake? I've been workingout for about 8 months going to the gym 4 times per week with a 'Proven to work' workout plan. I eat enough etc etc. yet I'm no where near those 'transformation videos'

While there are plenty of legitimate transformations to look at online there are also plenty of exaggerated or outright fake transformations.A legitimate transformation can be made to look a lot more impressive with a few minor photographic and bodybuilding tricks.You say that you are using a

Are one arm pull-ups and one finger pull-ups bad for your shoulders?

All pullups risk injuring your rotator cuff (which can be very nasty and takes months to heal fully) if you do not engage your muscles the entire time and end up doing a "deadhang" where you hang straight down with your ear pressed against your arm. Obviously one arm pullups are more dangerous in that regard

Are one armed pushups a significant way to gain muscle?

No. It's just a show-off move....totally unnecessary and I personally think its an injury risk.Stick to the big compound moves like squat, bench, overhead press, pull-ups, dead-lifts. You will gain muscle.If you have no access to the gym or any equipment and you are looking to hit the chest, then stick

Are one-handed pushups better than two-handed pushups?

One handed pushups are far better than two handed for damaging your shoulders. One handed pushups are a parlor trick and really don't have a place in a well thought out workout program. IMNHOWatch most people do a one arm pushup, does the movement look clean? Not so much, huh? Stick with clean movements and

Are people who work out slower than the people who don't?

For the purpose of this answer, I will assume that 'working out' means some form of strength training, rather than things like jogging, swimming, biking.The short answer is: No.Speed is a function of high force production in short amounts of time. In human physiology, that would be

Are planks and push ups bad for height growth?

Spot diminishment. Gaging the measure of calories you consume by the amount you sweat. Endeavoring to get a level tummy with sit-ups alone. The wellness world is brimming with myths and misinterpretations, and the possibility that doing push-ups can hinder your development is one of those fanciful

Are pre-workout supplements healthy?

This totally depends on your definition of healthy.Personally I used to purchase a huge variety of pre-workouts when I was younger but once I started drinking coffee more regularly I quickly realized the biggest differences between the two are simply the tastes and

Are pre-workout supplements worth it?

Well if u have lots of bucks to throw away, u may purchase one.We'll most pre workouts contain caffeine, as read on the nutritional information. I would just suggest rather drinking black coffee (without milk & sugar of course) 30mins before your workout.I use this regularly & get

Are pull ups, dips and push ups enough for building an upper body?

Hi Hrithik Saha thank you for your question. These exercises are a great way of building an Upper Body but remember, there are other areas besides your Upper Back, Chest and Frontal Deltoids...Picture this, you're a young man, you're doing the exercises you list above alongside your Squats and others that engage the lower extremities. Someone

Are pull ups more strenuous or lifting weights more strenuous?

A pull up is a compound exercise u cannot simulate with machine or weights..not simply. Review the required muscles and core strength plus swing control. Don't flick or kick legs - that's using momentum to overcome gravity, it's cheating. Do them slowly. Calisthenics.Strenuous is

Are pull ups or chin ups better for back strength?

They are both great but only if you are doing them right. One good rep is better than loads of rubbish half reps. It is a lot easier to do chin ups without getting much back activation by just using your arms. Watch a video on good form, fitnessfaq and calesthenicsmovement on youtube both would have

Are pull-ups, push-ups, and squats enough to build a good and a healthy body?

Building a healthy body is more about diet than exercise.Your body composition and overall health is more determined by what you put into it every single day, all day, than it is by what you do in the gym for an hour or two a few times

Are pull-ups the best upper body exercise?

Like all things fitness-related, the answer to this question is: it depends.The pull-up (and all variations of grip, bar and width) is a fantastic upper body exercise, and when it comes to maximal muscle stimulation it's definitely up there. Not only are you activating the muscles of your upper, mid back and arms, when you do

Are push-up better than lifting weights for chest muscle mass?

Push-ups is a great exercise to build strength into your upper body core i.e. it involves multiple muscles mainly Chest and Triceps. It helps to increase strength but here the strength is limited due to the only involvement of body-weight. You will gain the initial muscle mass to support your body-weight framework.

Are push ups an anaerobic exercise?

Typically yes.Exclusively, no.Most resistance training (moving your bodyweight is a resistance) is anaerobic because you can't replace energy fast enough with oxygen (aerobic) to meet demand.Meaning most resistance training exercise will tap out around the 90 second mark before you can't complete more reps with

Are push-ups and pull-ups good for bodybuilding at the age of 17?

There is nothing to do with age until you are 13+ . You are safe to train for years . Yes Pushups , Pull ups are some of the best upperbody compound movements . Try to include lower body movements too such as Glute Bridges , Squats , Lunges etc

Are push-ups and pull-ups useful for women?

Yes, pushups are definitely useful for women. Strength training is strength training, irrespective of the gender.Pushups will strengthen your forearms, biceps and those hard-to-tone triceps on the back of the arms. The pectoral, or chest, muscles are also strengthened for a more firm breast area. You

Are push-ups bad for height, especially for teenagers?

It really blows my mind how many workout myths just seem to just appear these days.To answer your question, no it's not.Stunted growth from lifting weights is a myth. I'll link a few scientific studies down below if you want to look into it a bit more.Weight training in youth-growth, maturation, and safety: an evidence-based review.

Are push ups good for teenagers?

Push ups are very good for teen agers asit is very good for strength, stamina and endurance in the body.This is best posture for strength of the core muscles and spine.Good for developing biceps and triceps, a focal point of teens nowadays.Makes entire body flexible , agile and strengthens our immune system.Good for

Are push-ups good?

My colleagues have answered this question thoroughly, so I won't belabor the point: yes. Push-ups are EXCELLENT excercises which have stood the test of time; they are simple, require ZERO equipment, and when done properly, can whip a man's body into shape quickly without overly bulking him up. (Still unsure? Check any prison or jail. Bored

Are push ups hard to do?

Push-ups are great for building muscle strength and endurance. They particularly target thechest,shoulders,tricepscore musclesYou can do regular push-ups but sometimes they can cause a certain amount of discomfort.That's why most people prefer pushup bars instead.While doing pushups keep in mind the following:Wrist PositionRegular push-ups cause your

Are push-ups, sit-ups, and squats (bodyweight) enough to build muscle?

Almost.First ditch the sit-ups. They can do more harm than good. Replace them with Planks.Second add pull-ups. With push-ups and pull-ups you get the main push pull muscles activated. And you have many variations in hand positions, distance between hands and such to get every muscle working. Plus you can progress to raising your feet on the push-up to

Are push-ups still considered an effective form of exercise?

Push Ups are a great body weight exercise. They put a lot of your core muscles at work. Doing push ups won't get you huge, it will get you fit (assuming you eat properly ando some other exercises too).If some one tells you they

Are pushups a good pre-workout before weight lifting?

It depends on what you're doing afterwards.Push-ups will do two things.They'll warm up your chest, shoulders, triceps and all the joints and tendons in between.They'll get your heart-rate up and get the blood flowing through your torsoSo - if after a set of push-ups, the plan

Are pushups a total body workout?

In pushups, primary work is to develop pectoral muscles and secondary it develops the strength of shoulders. In calisthenics their are many types of pushups like azetec,back clap and three clap etc they all need body coordination and explosive power to function . It vary from pushup to pushup that which movement are

Are pushups alone enough for a toned body?

For a toned Upper body - Yes Pushups are great but you need to do different variations of it to target different parts of the upper body.Wide Grip Push UpTarget-ChestClose Grip Pushup/Diamond push UpsTarget-TricepsDivebomber/Hindu Push UpsTarget-Chest,Triceps,Lower back and

Are pushups bad for your wrists?

Bad form is bad for your wrists. When you place your palms flat on the floor to do a pushup, you are placing your hands in a position called dorsiflexion. This is an EXTREME RANGE OF MOTION. One should always strive to only move in their mid

Are 'pushups' considered the ultimate exercise?

I'll be honest and break your heart.There is no ultimate exercise. And if there were, it would be either squats or deadlifts because they are compound lifts that activate multiple and complex chains of muscles from head to toe to

Are pushups easier for smaller people?

you could argue that for shorter people it is easier to do more pushups. They technically will do less work because their bodies are moving a shorter distance because their bodies are traveling the distance of their arm length. Shorter arm = shorter distance traveled. Distance x

Are pushups enough?

Are Push ups enough for what ?They are good for building upper body strength. They work the triceps, pecs muscles, and shoulders. When done correctly , they can also strengthen the lower back and core by engaging (pulling in) the abdominal muscles. They are a fast and effective exercise for building strength .Are they enough then as others have

Are pushups on elevated dumbbell handles better than flat handed pushups due to greater range of motion?

This is my opinion based on studying muscle movement, perhaps some may not agree.Range of motion is often misunderstood. Your weakest FUNCTIONAL strength is when the muscles are at 90 degrees with each other. That is why when you do the

Are pushups one of the best exercises? Why?

In calisthenics I would say there are 5 foundational exercises,Push upsDipsPull upsRowsSquatsBased on that, I would say they are one of the best and most important. All those exercises have regressions and progressions to make them easier or harder. Many of these exercises are referred to as

Are resistance Bands as good as weights for building muscles?

They are great for fat loss , and initial muscle gain. They help you do a certain workouts too like Assisted Pullups . But if you want to gain some serious muscle you have to lift weights !You can use resistance band to do a full body workout too !Squats , Overhead shoulder presses , Abs ,

Are resistance bands good for building muscle and a good alternative to weights?

They are great for building muscle. I wouldn't say they're a good alternative as they are even better when added to weights.Using resistance bands with weights is called