I'd be very grateful if someone could give me some pointers on press-ups. Basically I have my Sandhurst physical test coming up soon, and I'm happy with my strength exercise progress, sit-ups, running, hill walking etc etc.. but my press-ups remain shocking, I could plausibly do more using only my striated penile muscles. Thus far I've tried the old 'belt out as many as you can every hour or so every day'; I've tried a more rigid "circuits type" regime every other day (basically consisting of doing 45 press-ups 7 times over the course of the day) - tried this for a month, yet my max in a row = ..25.. (a whopping improvement of 3). I've just started using a technique I saw on this forum (3 sets to failure every other day, 3 second down, 2 second up press-ups); done that for a week, I know I can't expect miracles but my peak is still 25-26, I'll stick with it for another week and hope to see improvement. The psychology of the situation probably isn't helping in that I EXPECT to do around 25, but really the only thing that's got easier after all this training is the first 20, I tire very quickly to failure after that. Can anyone suggest anything I might be doing wrong to see so little progress. Maybe considering how bad I am, I've actually been overtraining in the past?... I have no clue on the matter. Other training techniques that have worked for people in the past with similar inability levels would also be very welcome. I don't normally like to seek advice until I've given something a lot of effort on my own watch, but this is beginning to concern me. I could do 44 in 2 minutes resting on my knees every 15-20 like an utter clown, but that's just aspiring to the minimum, and not good enough. I'm grateful for your time.