I haven't worked out in several years. Unfortunately, I have to pass a physical assessment test for a job I'm trying to get.
I've been working out once or twice a day for a week. I was assured that chest muscles develop quickly and that I should see an almost immediate increase in the number of push-ups I can do. This sentiment was mirrored by several people who shared accounts of boot camp and rapid acceleration of the ability to do push-ups and sit-ups.
However, after a week I have seen no improvement in number before my muscles revolt and simply refuse to do another before I rest, or in ease of the task in general.
Are the guys advising me overstating the gain, or am I simply genetically predispositioned to only be able to heft 260lbs so many times before my muscles start calling me names that most men wouldn't dare.