Recently I had a minor shoulder surgery in January. I was able to do nonthing until this April. When I started doing my sit-ups and running everything was surprisingly okay only a little bit worse than my old times. However when I did my pushups I decreased from doing 51 pushups all the way down to 30. In years past I have gone past 5 months with no pushups and it still never decrease that bad. And I was wondering if anyone can answer a few questions for me. 1.) While my recent pushup count (as of today) is 38 I'm worried that I possibly won't be able to make the 42 minimum. Do y'all know any workouts that can increase the amount of pushups I do quickly. Also is it NORMAL for people with shoulder surgery to have such a huge decrease in push-ups? 2.) If for some reason I don't meet the minimum pushups what does that mean when I go to ROTC and don't meet that minimum? 3.) I am currently doing sets of pushups almost everyday like this. Every third day max out on push ups, then (everyday or at least 4 days a week) do a set of 25-17-17-15-25* (at least do 25 but max out all the way on the last set, have a 60-90 second break then go on to next set) each week based on my strength I adjust the numbers. Is this a good way to increase my push up routine? Sent using the Service Academy Forums® mobile app.