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How much push-ups affect a day of rest for arm?

Asked by Spargett (5343 points ) August 29th, 2009 from iPhone

I’m looking for some good upper body workouts to do while I rest my arms for a day. But I don’t want to do anything to negate all the hard work put into my arms the day before. Thoughts?

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Brahmaviharas's avatar

1) Why workout upper body when you want to rest your arms? Wouldn’t it make more sense, if you want to rest your arms..to rest your arms? I’d suggest you train legs, play a sport, or go for a hike if you want active recovery.

2) Depends on how hard pushups are for you. If you can knock out sets of 20–30 easily, then I doubt it would impact recovery much.

mcbealer's avatar

swimming: good exercise for your entire body… and even though your arms will get some exercise, the stress on the muscles and joints is cushioned by the buoyancy of the water.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

Trunk raises- lie on your back and raise up off the floor, holding and counting. Flip over on your stomach and raise your torso up off the floor while holding & counting.

Leg raises- lie on your back and raise your legs up off the floor while keeping them straight in front of you and together.

drClaw's avatar

Working on your core is def your best bet. V Ups are a great core exercise as well as… um… I’m not quite sure the name, but while laying down with your legs in the air (knees bent) you grab up with one arm as if reaching for a rope then down and repeat with the next arm. Try doing these and instead of always doing them at the same speed try going progressively faster as you go.

Sorry if none of that makes sense, at least V Ups had a video!

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