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#142787 - 08/04/08 04:38 PM Re: 100 Pushups [Re: Blast]
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
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Loc: La-USA
I am familiar with Benjammin's breed and only a fool tackles the man equivilent of a she male with cubs!
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#142826 - 08/04/08 07:50 PM Re: 100 Pushups [Re: wildman800]
benjammin Offline
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Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 4020
Loc: Anchorage AK
Hey, I don't like being compared to a she anything shocked LOL

20 years ago I was less bulky (at least 50 lbs less) and climbed a lot of radio towers for a living. Now I set behind a desk 8 hours a day and try to get to the gym when I can.

In 2004 I went vertical after an elk (well, near vertical anyways, at least that's how it looked/felt) that we came up on. I tried to keep up, really I did, but after about 40 yards it left me behind. My problem was I couldn't see it's head to tell if I could shoot it, so I had to drive it, and that didn't work out so well. I went too far, and started sucking wind like I'd never sucked it before. I felt like I was underwater, and locked up pretty severely just as my buddies were catching up to me. "Man, you can really hustle" my buddy says to me. Of course I am heaving so hard I cannot even nod or otherwise acknowledge him, just gasp and try to stay on my feet. They leave me alone then, probably hoping I don't die right there on the spot. I got about a 150 yards or so up the hill before I gassed out. Still felt good to dog that elk up the hill, but I stood not a chance, and I could tell mortality is overtaking me. It turned out the elk was not one I could've shot anyways.

Oh yeah, that was 2" cotton rope hung from a tree at my friend's house. I used to climb it and tap the branch it was tied to. My buddies used to complain cuz they said I got a head start due to my height. I asked them if they would like to climb it with the extra 30 or more pounds I had on them, and I would be happy to start on my knees instead. That shut them up. Back in high school we had a similar rope hung on a tree that swung out over a ravine. I was one of the few who could tarzan swing on that thing all the way out and back using just my arms. One kid tried it and lost, and broke his neck in the fall. That was the end of the big swing.

At least I can still shoot. I am sure in time that too will diminish. Good thing I can cook.

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#144339 - 08/16/08 01:14 AM 100 Pushups - update [Re: Blast]
kevingg Offline
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Registered: 10/21/05
Posts: 442
Loc: NH
Just finished day two of week three. found level of difficulty increased dramatically this week. I struggled accomplishing the routine within the recommended rest periods, and couldn't meet the max 25+/- on the 5th set. I think I'll repeat week three next week. Otherwise, I think this is a great and fun program. I feel the increase in strenght alreadly and can see the physical development already occuring in my shoulders, triceps and chest. Lots of work to go before I hit 100, but so far I'm greatful you pointed this program out. Thanks Blast. I'll update again in a couple of weeks. How are you doing?

P.S. pullups program is also moving along steadily, but I'm no where near 20 consecutive yet.

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#144342 - 08/16/08 01:26 AM Re: 100 Pushups - update [Re: kevingg]
Blast Offline
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Registered: 07/15/02
Posts: 3561
Loc: Spring, Texas
Good job, friend! I'm just finishing week two and definately seen improvements. However, I am having to do each day twice (with a day's rest in between) before making it through the whole day's workout as recommended. frown I guess I'm on the 12-week plan. The future reps scare me, but I'll keep plugging away. The improved strength will be worth it.

-Blast
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#144379 - 08/16/08 11:13 AM Re: 100 Pushups - update [Re: Blast]
Xterior Offline
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Registered: 06/25/05
Posts: 148
I've taking the initial test yesterday, so I'm starting off monday.

I'm convinced, that physical strength is also an important key factor in surviving when there realy is a problem.


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#144381 - 08/16/08 12:02 PM Re: 100 Pushups [Re: Blast]
kevingg Offline
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Registered: 10/21/05
Posts: 442
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Blast, I like your idea of just repeating a "failed" day until you "pass" rather than struggle on through the week, then repeat the week. I'm gonna repeat week three next cycle, then take your approach.

Have you embarked on the Armstrong pullups program?

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#145455 - 08/23/08 12:53 AM Re: 100 Pushups [Re: kevingg]
Blast Offline
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Registered: 07/15/02
Posts: 3561
Loc: Spring, Texas
Week #3 SUCKS.

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#145627 - 08/24/08 01:48 PM Re: 100 Pushups [Re: Blast]
epirider Offline
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Registered: 12/03/05
Posts: 232
Loc: Wyoming, USA
My .02 - I figure that any activity beyond your normal days routine (work and normal stuff) is a step in the right direction. I have HDADHD (High definition attention deficiet hypoactivity disorder - when I pay attention it is crystal clear but I dont do anything about it)and I have started a number of exercise routines. I take my BOB on a 5 mile walk or ride my bicycle for 1 1/2 - 2 hours and do the wife's Slim in 6 program (quit laughing - it works). I may do any 2 in a day or I may take 1 day off. Reguardless of what you do, start small and increase a little every day, BUT DO SOMETHING! I applaud you for taking the first step and wish you nothing but encouragement. Please keep up updated with your progress.
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#145939 - 08/26/08 01:01 AM Re: 100 Pushups [Re: epirider]
SolidVFR Offline
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Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 26
I think I'm going to try this. Looks like a good program.

I personally like chin ups, but I don't have a bar. Any recommendations on what to do? I'm too tall to get one taht goes across that top of a door.

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#145966 - 08/26/08 04:39 AM Re: 100 Pushups [Re: SolidVFR]
Xterior Offline
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Registered: 06/25/05
Posts: 148
After the first day, my muscles hurt 4 days after. So the weak took me a bit longer then expected. And.. I've got to repeat this week.

So I gues it's gone be a 12 weeks course. smile

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