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How many days rest in between push ups for beginners

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How many are suggested for a beginner who is just getting off the couch? I know the app starts you off at 12 on your first day, and I'm not sure I can even do that many to begin with, so all tips and pointers are appreciated.

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Guest Pokebreaker

One day in between is optimal., with a two day rest on the weekend.  So do the app on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, then rest on Saturday and Sunday; then pick it back up again on Monday.

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Guest Tom

Not sure if this is still of interest after more than 2 years, but if your chest and triceps muscles are all sore, I'd wait until they aren't anymore+2days. And reduce volume by a third at least if not 50% and restart from there.

Moreover there are quite good info out there on push-ups for beginners (e.g. kneeling push-ups or push-ups with elevated hands) and how to progress, e.g. on YouTube.

But most of all, never neglect perfect form. For example ALWAYS depress your scapula (i.e. shoulders max away from ears) otherwise all lights are green for bad ass longlasting shoulder injuries...

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