Originally Posted by furo
the interesting thing about pushups that I've noticed is that doing pushups will generally increase the weight you can push on a flat bench, but the reverse, i.e. doing nothing but flat bench workouts will do little for your ability to do many pushups in a single set.
i guess it has something to do with building burst strength vs muscular endurance
Also, pushups require a lot of core strength that you can bench pretty well without.