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Can doing 15 Push Ups every morning and dieting help lose weight?
Since Push Ups tones your body
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Push ups are an awesome upper body workout. I would recommend a more diverse routine however. Have an upper body day for your push ups and do different styles such as regular, incline, diamond, and add some chair dips, ladders and pull ups if you can. Do a cardio day, running, jump rope, etc... and do one day of lower body: squats, lunges and calf raises. Throw in a second cardio day or two and leave yourself a recovery day. Google or search Youtube for upper body routines, cardio and various squats and lunges, you will get a very large variety of routines to keep things fresh and keep your body from plateauing from just push ups alone. Also, the upper and lower body exercises are great for toning, but the cardio is where you'll really burn calories.
As far as dieting, do something you can stick with. Eat several small meals per day with more protein and less fat and carbs. Drink lots of water and drop soda if you can (I still allow myself an occasional Cherry Coke, but not with every meal like I used to), water with your meals makes a big difference because you're not drinking all those extra calories! Use caloriecount.about.com to track your calories and nutrition, that's the best resource I've found.
In short, 15 push ups are good, but they won't burn enough calories for you to see much weight loss. Burn more calories than you consume... with a complete workout routine and a healthy diet.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
Intead of doing that.. get a mp3 or a ipod. Run outside for 30 min or an hour every day..
- cashrulesLv 51 decade ago
yeah, but I would do a lot more than just 15 thats like 2 minutes or less, thats nothing. try 50 or 100
- Anonymous1 decade ago
15 is a good start, but you should try increasing that number every day. To burn calories you need to raise your heart rate, so more is better.
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