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Can you do pushups everyday?

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You can do pushups every day, but doing so comes with risks. The muscles used in pushups need rest to recover, and extended use of these muscles can lead to injury.

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Doing pushups every day leads to diminished results because your body eventually plateaus. Without rest, the body is not be able to rebuild the muscles that have been damaged with each workout. Also, pushups use your body's weight. Since the weight is largely the same each time, pushups stop building strength at a certain point. Pushups become more of an aerobic activity, doing as many as you can quickly.

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