I still remember, when i started with push ups, i hardly could make 12. Back at those days i was nothing but skeleton with a thin skin camouflage. I started with 10 pushups twice per day, after a few weeks your body gets used to it and you can feel it yourself that you can do more, the methode of mamadali is exelent, as i wrote in page one, i had the same methode.
To add to this, there are a 1001 ways to do push-ups. It adds variation and the return is significantly higher too. Examples vary from the distance you spread your arms out (simple enough and what people usually do) to top and side sliding push-ups, dipping and reverse dipping push-ups (zoor khooneh style), horizontally staggered push-ups, vertically staggered push-ups, etc, etc. Then add to this how you bend your waist and increase/decrease and distribute weight from your shoulders to your chest and vica versa. Then add to this 'reverse push-ups' where you pull a set of weights UP to your chest while you hold yourself up with your arms. These examples alone (and there are many more) give you 10s and 10s of fun and very effective combinations. They also create a lot of muscle confusion where you never get mechanically used to a particular motion. Plus they work out a broad area of chest, shoulders, arms, and core. If one cycles through these variations chances of doing 100 push-ups in a row greatly diminishes while chances of effectiveness actually increases.
Judging from a picture I recall from Pasdar's torso a while ago, I doubt any of this is new to him. He was well built.
I expect Rouz to post a picture or two of shattering abs, pecs, and shoulders rivaling and beating Pasdar's in say 60 days. Thank you.
At the end 'push-ups' are really excellent for torso and arm development if done correctly and with proper intensity.