How many pushups should I do to build muscle?
For the greatest muscle growth, the American Council on Exercise recommends doing three to six sets of six to 12 repetitions with only 60 to 90 seconds of rest between sets. If the repetitions are too easy, your gains will slow or stagnate. Increase the intensity by trying more challenging push-up variations.
Navy SEAL PST Standards
|PST Event||Minimum Standards||Competitive Standards|
|1.5-mile timed run||10:30||9-10 minutes|
Are slow push-ups harder?
Slower pushups puts more strain on your muscles, thereby increasing muscle strength. Faster pushups make it more of an aerobic exercise, which is a great way to warm up.
How many pushups should I do by age?
Looking at the “good” category, the average number of push-ups for each age group is: 15 to 19 years old: 23 to 28 push-ups for men, 18 to 24 push-ups for women. 20 to 29 years old: 22 to 28 push-ups for men, 15 to 20 push-ups for women. 30 to 39 years old: 17 to 21 push-ups for men, 13 to 19 push-ups for women.