Too much rest?

by Tod
(Salt Lake City)

I have a job where every 20 to 40 minutes I can do pushups or curls for a minute or two. But I was wondering with that much rest am i doing myself a disservice? What are the pros and cons? Any information would be appreciated.

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Too much rest
by: Pat

Hi Todd - I've always like push-ups, they are a convenient compound exercise that works multiple muscle groups through the body at the same time. By you having a couple of minutes every 1/2 hr to do an exercise, the push-up is an excellent choice.

Working multiple muscles with the push-ups will spike your metabolism to burn extra calories well after your short exercise set is over, plus you will be building extra muscle. I would not do push-ups every day, you can alternate with the curls and possibly include the overhead press. I would also think about trying wide grip and inside (diamond) grip push-ups at times. I really don't see a negative...best of luck to you.

Mully

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