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how many can you do?

Post by Alathald » Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:27 am

I was surfing online and came across a site called hundredpushups.com that claims if you follow their schedule you'll be able to do 100 push-ups ("press-ups" for kenc and dan :finga: ) consecutively by the end of the 6 weeks. I thought it sounded fun and even if I fail miserably (probably) at least I'll be in better shape. Hopefully nobody misconstrues this as spam, just thought some of you fellow geeks would like to take the challenge as well...post up your results! (BTW I got 13 consecutively on the initial test...long ways to go)

I just started today so I figured some of you guys might like to join in...
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Re: how many can you do?

Post by durasellkanin » Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:20 pm

my record is close to 100, but i can just manage 50 now

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Post by dicecca112 » Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:59 pm

I'll take this up with you Alathald
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Post by martini161 » Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:43 pm

back when i used to play football i could do about 150 consecutivly. people look at me funny when i say i was (almost) a regional all american middle linebacker :rolleyes:

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Post by DaIceMan » Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:58 pm

I'd guess... 6. No time to elaborate, my large pepperoni pizza is getting cold. ;)
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Post by bmaverick » Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:43 pm

being in my youth, I'm nearing 200 reps at a time.

The most I've seen anyone do was 260. Three days later his belly was black and blue with cramps all night long. Normally he only did 180 but took up a challenge to 260.

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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:56 pm

they need something like this for situps :)
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Post by vicaphit » Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:41 am

I could probably do 20 or so... I am just out of shape even though I am 6'2" 185lbs. I have never had a lot of muscle mass, but I could do a bunch of situps, probably around 50 or so. I used to do 100 crunches on a crunch machine.

Yeah, but push ups, no where near 100.
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Post by bubba » Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:10 am

I love push ups, particularly the orange sherbet ones :mrgreen:

But really I'll give this a shot, think I could do maybe 8 at the moment. 10-12 hours a day behind a desk has not been kind to me.
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Post by Alathald » Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:59 am

Yeah I guess I should have specified...
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Cool that a few of you guys are interested, I'm just going it one day at a time and trying not to overdo it for now :P
I'm starting to enjoy them already :shock: :roll: :mrgreen:
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Post by DMB2000uk » Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:17 am

I would love to get into doing these again, but I always come back from work feeling exhausted (I shouldn't really, it's practically a desk job :P)

I'm pretty slim so I can do them fairly easy, I guess I could do around 20 now (haven't done them in ages). My arm/wrist hurts at the minute though so I'm not going to drop and try any time soon, but when I'm feeling up to it, we shall see.

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Post by vicaphit » Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:15 pm

I didn't look at the program the first time around, but this looks very do-able. I think I may try it out too!

I have been needing a way to loose some weight, maybe I can finally get the pecs and abs I have been wanting.
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Post by martini161 » Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:12 pm

vicaphit wrote:I didn't look at the program the first time around, but this looks very do-able. I think I may try it out too!

I have been needing a way to loose some weight, maybe I can finally get the pecs and abs I have been wanting.
i realized i needed to lose weight when my "Pecs" were bigger than some of the woemen i work with :rolleyes:

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Post by Zelig » Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:35 am

This looks interesting, I'm going to try it out.

And I'm going to stick pullups into the alternating days with the same routine, should be tougher to get up to 100 of those.

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Post by vicaphit » Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:50 am

Zelig wrote:And I'm going to stick pullups into the alternating days with the same routine, should be tougher to get up to 100 of those.
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Post by Alathald » Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:57 am

Zelig wrote:And I'm going to stick pullups into the alternating days with the same routine, should be tougher to get up to 100 of those.
Man, good luck. You must already be in pretty good shape cause I can barely squeak out two overhand pullups and one underhand (chinup). Just don't overwork your arms, though I believe a pullup is a back exercise (least that's what my back tells me :P ).
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Post by InspectahACE » Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:08 pm

I'll join in...I haven't done them in ages(i thnk maybe 10 years lol) my metabolism was so insane when i was young and in baseball i was able to eat all the junk food i wanted....until i quit baseball lol..its still raging but a desk job and sittin at home is doing a lil better than the metab right now...so im game for some push-ups
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Re: how many can you do?

Post by martini161 » Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:12 pm

Alathald wrote:
Zelig wrote:And I'm going to stick pullups into the alternating days with the same routine, should be tougher to get up to 100 of those.
Man, good luck. You must already be in pretty good shape cause I can barely squeak out two overhand pullups and one underhand (chinup). Just don't overwork your arms, though I believe a pullup is a back exercise (least that's what my back tells me :P ).
wow, you can do more than me :shock: i cant do one. but then again i do have pretty bad neck/shoulder problems that ironicly came from doing chin ups and not moving my neck back far enough when i tried to come down from one. went to PT for 6 months for that one

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Post by kappage » Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:59 am

I recon i could do it in two.. You are talking to someone that started off jogging 1km straight each night and can now do 2.5km!!! Woohoo? and all i do is go jogging each night. i will have to give it a shot, But remember i can throw a pig skin a Quarter mile :finga: :finga:
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Post by vicaphit » Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:48 am

You think you could throw a pigskin over that mountain?
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