Alphadrox Workout Amplifier If you're starting your Body Building training then push ups will come in handy too with a large part of your upper body muscles. However the effectiveness of push up will decrease over amount of time. What happens is if you continue with traditional push ups then mindset increasing pounds you are lifting. It is always your bodyweight. So with push ups you will reach a stage when your muscles can withstand muscles weight easily enough. Once this point is reached, you won't get much benefit in terms of getting bigger muscles greater strength. However, you will be continue get endurance.