Should I rest between push-ups?
For basic sets of push-ups, your rest time is 1 to 2 minutes. However, rest times can vary as it depends on the goal of the exact workout that day. Are you there to build endurance, power or strength? All are critical features of a successful SEAL.
How many pushups should I do per set?
White defines that as 10–20 push-ups if your max is 25 reps, 2 sets of 10–20 if your max is between 25 and 50 reps, and 2–3 sets of 10–20 if your max is above 50 push-ups. “If you’re doing many sets and hitting a high volume, I would try to do them every other day,” he advises.
A good rule of thumb is to perform no more than 200 push-ups or sit-ups and no more than 50 pull-ups in a single day, and no more than 1000 push-ups or sit- ups and no more than 250 pull-ups in a week.
Should pushups be done fast or slow?
Drop to the floor—fast. Researchers discovered that performing pushups as quickly as you can is one of the best ways to build explosive upper-body strength, according to The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.