Push-ups to failure: Is it possible?


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This is great fun. Do your max PU, rest 30s and go again. You won't do your max again, it will be less. Its about max fatigue, can be humbling.


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If one exhausts, how he will be able to begin again right after 30 seconds rest?
You'd be surprised! And your recovery speed will improve. As Rathgar mentioned, it is unlikely you will reach the same amount of reps on the subsequent sets, but that's fine. 'To failure' is challenging, but it's the most efficient way to make progress. 11 is fine. The amount really doesn't matter, reaching your failure point does.