I’ve been slowly building up my strength for full push ups. Initially I was doing 40 (4 sets, 10 ea) on knees then tried doing 1 regular push up, I couldn’t make it, at least not the correct way. I found I was doing them incorrectly by pointing my elbows too far out, so I started ensuring my elbows pointed almost directly behind me on whenever I went down. When I started this, I found I couldn’t make it past 20 total, or two reps of 10. Over 2 weeks I built back up to 40, I’ll likely go 50 next week.
Anyhow, to test my strength I tried a full push up yesterday (after about 3 weeks building back up to 40 on knees). I could do 2....
So my question is, is this merely a patience thing while I build strength? Or should I maybe combine my regular knee push up routine with a few regular push-ups as well. I’m just not sure why I still can’t do regular pushups, while trying to build strength with knee push ups. I appear to be building strength for sure, just not enough for a relatively reasonable amount of push ups.