So I started taking PSTs around mid February and found out how much work I need to do before I ship out July 16th as an AO. I want to get a SEAL contract by then and I know I can push myself to get my numbers up.
However, our boatcrew leader suggested to me I should probably do pushups and situps everyday to quickly boost my numbers. I tried this for about two weeks and only saw a minimal gain. On Monday I took my 4th PST in the past month and a half and these were my scores.
8:16 sidestroke (down from 9:52 a month&1/2 ago)
50 pushups (up from 45 two weeks ago)
70 situps (up from 67 two weeks ago)
3 pullups (from 0 on my last PST two weeks ago)
11:21 1.5 mile run (down from 13:32 a month&1/2 ago)
My pullups need work I know that. But my question was...does doing pushups and situps everyday actually work? I saw minimal gain and I gave myself about three days of rest after doing ten days of 200-300 pushups a day and about 300-500 situps a day.
What's your opinion on pushups/situps daily? It doesn't seem to be working and I'm pretty sure it's just tearing muscle rather than building it. I think I'm going to go back to Stew Smith's workouts because those seem to work best for me. I want to know if anyone here has ever tried doing pushups/situps everyday though.
I've seem to have had success doing pullups whenever I walk by my door bar, but that's about it.