Dude, I am kinda in the same boat, they jsut changed the AF reg, and I had to do 11 more push ups this year to max, I missed it by 5, that ended a string of 4 strait 100's, so I was a little pissed, but I am training hard and think I fugured it out. Concentrate on speed, the faster you do them the better off you will, be, dont take that pause at the top and dont lock your elbows, I do them every night before bed till I cant do them anymore, and am up to over 65 in just a couple weeks since I tested at 52. I also take a break out of the day and bust out 40 or so every couple hours. I think actually doing more push ups will be more benificial than weitghts, different exercises, etc. Are you by any chance tall and slender? Thats my problem ,I got really long arms and seems jsut the fact that I have such long arms and was trying to lock my arms in the up position was costing me time and energy. IF your in the AF, they are much more concerned with the down positon 90 degree bend than they are with the full up position anyway. Now I know better. Gonna take my test again, jsut so I can get my 100.
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