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#149998 - 09/24/08 04:38 AM Re: 100 Pushups [Re: kevingg]
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Registered: 06/25/05
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Week 3 is hard indeed. I've got to do that week also more than once.

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#150003 - 09/24/08 04:56 AM Re: 100 Pushups [Re: Xterior]
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So how many can you all do at once now ?
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#150038 - 09/24/08 06:37 PM Re: 100 Pushups [Re: Todd W]
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Initial test 9. The test after 2 weeks I managed to do 22. For now, I don't know as the next test is after week 4.

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#150039 - 09/24/08 06:49 PM Re: 100 Pushups [Re: Xterior]
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Registered: 02/06/04
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Initial test 35. Didn't bother going any further. Not bad for a guy that's 6'5", 265 lbs, and over 45 years old, eh?
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#150040 - 09/24/08 06:58 PM Re: 100 Pushups [Re: benjammin]
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Not bad at all. smile I think you should sail easy through the program.

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#150045 - 09/24/08 07:35 PM Re: 100 Pushups [Re: Xterior]
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I am not such a big fan of such modes of exercise. Push ups hurt my lower back a bit, as do sit ups.

I prefer these days to use the elliptical machines. I like to dial up the reistance and that does pretty good for me. I also have a bowflex which gives me the back support I need for most upper body exercises. Working the abs is a challenge, I need to find a good incline bench.

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#150094 - 09/25/08 11:36 AM Re: 100 Pushups [Re: Blast]
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Registered: 10/21/05
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my initial test was 25; my two week test was 30. Soon I'll be up to the 4 week test. Since I'm now doing 30, 22, 22, 20, 25+ I'm hoping my next test is over 40.

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#150096 - 09/25/08 11:55 AM Re: 100 Pushups [Re: kevingg]
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Registered: 03/08/07
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Loc: Deep south... Carolina
My girlfriend (a med student in the USAF) did her own "100 pushup" workout for her fitness test.
1 pushup, rest briefly
2 pushups, rest (briefly = about 5-10 seconds)
3...
4...
etc. Once you do 10, you come back down. It equals 100 pushups, done over about 5 minutes.

I did it with her once. I usually do 30 on my own after I run, and maybe 1-2 times/daily. It burned...

That she could do it (all 5'3" and 120#) was embaressing. But, might be an option for others?

For those that think pushups are too repetitive on the same muscle groups, you can make them inclines or declines, by either having your hands or feet on a stair (or 2). Makes the weight shift, so other aspects of the muscle groups get worked out.

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#150106 - 09/25/08 02:03 PM Re: 100 Pushups [Re: benjammin]
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Loc: Spring, Texas
Damn Ben, you are making me look bad. The hurricane throew everything off. I figure I'm going to start over from the beginning next week.

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#150183 - 09/26/08 05:13 PM Re: 100 Pushups [Re: Blast]
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Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 26
For the week 3 test, I did 35. Now I'm struggling getting past day one of week 3. I think it is because I don't get enough sleep. It is still fun though.

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