I have been teaching group fitness for many years and I have a student who never gets sore in her chest from doing push-ups. She gets sore in her back and arms, but not chest. She is a young woman who is very lean with not much muscle yet. I have tried every exercise and modification possible to try and improve pectoral strength. She will be joining the military in a month and needs to be able to do several push-ups. Any suggestions? Thanks!
Hello Karen Isbister,
I do not get sore from push ups, either. Even when I add a load and raise my feet. I will feel the burn, but, that is it.
You could also try using elastic resistance around the back from hand to hand. Do more repetitions, too; do not stop at a set number, keep going to failure. This could take a while, but it is worth it.
Less soreness when in the military, that is a plus.