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January 14, 2009 at 5:48 am #139315Droi-jingParticipant
These are two cool sites that have training programs so that you can eventually do one hundred push-ups and two hundrd situps! I’ve already tried the first part in the one hundred push-ups program and I already feel a little stronger. I recommend you take a look.January 14, 2009 at 6:50 am #150282NitsudParticipant
I actually did the One Hundred Push-ups for a while… you actually progress nicely as long as you do your honest best. I don’t think I’d have been able to get to 100 in the allotted six weeks though… I started at week three (~20pu) and was able to do 65pu half way into week five.
Then I was sick as a dog and couldn’t eat for nearly a week bringing back to week two, worse than I had started. Also, I wasn’t progressing at all so I lost the motivation. After waiting for my body to recover more I found something I enjoy more… running. And holding handstands and walking against the wall, that’s my latest craze.January 14, 2009 at 2:41 pm #150285JaxKeymaster
Good points both of you. Thank you for sharing the links Droi-jing. Even if people knew of them before, it’s easy to forget. Just make sure to pay attention to the difference between good pain and bad pain. Good pain during exercise comes from making good effort and lactic acid building up in the muscle. It’ll be more of an ache or burning and the muscles will be getting exhausted. It is typically more annoying and uncomfortable than painful and is something to mentally work through. Bad pain tends to be more sharp and shows an injury has occurred or is close to occurring. Anything that doesn’t feel like normal muscle tiredness should be paid attention to.
I bring this up because it can be easier to experience this when doing a longer term program which focuses on one activity.
As for doing 100 pushups, it sounds kinda boring. lol In boot camp we would do things like see how many we could do in 2 minutes instead. Then you’re training speed as well as strength. It might be fun to try if you get bored with the workouts and add variety for your muscles as well.
Variety is good for motivation. Good luck with it!January 14, 2009 at 3:58 pm #150288NitsudParticipant
Indubitably, my wrists are especially prone to joint pain while doing push-ups or hand-stands against the wall. Usually means my posture needs to be adjusted. When doing push-ups I generally just go up on my fists and endure a little rug burn.January 14, 2009 at 4:29 pm #150289JaxKeymaster
Yeah, I have that same problem, especially with my right wrist which wasn’t a problem before this year or so. I’m talking another Marine friend into doing this with me, preferably at the same time each day. If we can do a short 10 minute workout each day, that’s better than trying (and failing) to fit in 30 minutes or an hour.
Anyone else want to try that as well? I’m thinking sometime after 7 pm and before 9 pm. We can even do it while hanging out in the chat room. lol If we had webcams we could do it as a class.January 14, 2009 at 5:30 pm #150290NitsudParticipant
I think my logistical issue with that proposal is that I’m one of the few west coasters. For things to sync up I think I’d have to work out before dinner while Lorelai is running around… she’s a great distraction. She tries to hug me or crawl under me while I’m working out… and Caitlin tries to make me laugh to. Laughing while doing any sort of rep makes for an interesting challenge.
Continuing the fantasy: We could have a live Jedi work out show online where one person talks and instructs while people behind just mimic at different levels of intensity while maintaining the necessary cheesy grin.August 8, 2010 at 2:38 am #155641medleymParticipant
its crazy but pushups and pullups still are crazy for increasing actual strength. And they work so many muscle groups too! If you want to be strong increase the amount of them you do in your workouts and drop weights down. Weight training is great but it is more for body sculpting then strength building.November 12, 2010 at 3:56 pm #156601tatsutsumeParticipant
I have been using the Perfect Push-up and I tell you when you get to about 25+ push-ups on those you start to feel it in more than just your arms. I think the max they ask you to do on those is 50. I used to be able to do 25 from the elevated position, but I haven’t done that in some time. I do crank out 30 in the standard and wide position. May I also suggest, if you don’t already do them, reverse push-ups. They are great for the tricepts.
I usually forget about doing anything for my abs, so for the past couple of days I have been placing a 20lb hand weight on my ankles and lifting my feet about six inches and holding it for about 20 seconds for 3 to 4 times. Also I do the regular leg lifts with the weight on my ankles. If that seems much, leg lifts work as well, that’s what we would do in my Karate class when I was going. :meditateJune 5, 2011 at 3:45 pm #160358SeanParticipant
The 50 pullup program on the site is actually working. I started off being able to do 10 and now by the end of week four I’m pulling 22 out.June 5, 2011 at 4:30 pm #160359JaxKeymaster
Good job! That’s quite a lot
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