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#151522 - 10/10/08 04:36 PM Re: 100 Pushups, armstrong pullup program [Re: aloha]
Arney Offline
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Originally Posted By: aloha
And I am looking for a pull-up bar too.

If you're happy with the Perfect Push-up, the same guy also designed the Perfect Pullup, too. Here's the link.

I think I know the pullup bar your friend is referring to on the infomercials. It doesn't even need to be screwed into anything but sort of "hooks" over the top of a door frame and is held in place by your body weight, but I have my doubts about how well it works long-term. Good luck with your fitness plan!

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#151586 - 10/11/08 02:55 AM Re: 100 Pushups, armstrong pullup program [Re: Arney]
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Originally Posted By: Arney
Originally Posted By: aloha
And I am looking for a pull-up bar too.

If you're happy with the Perfect Push-up, the same guy also designed the Perfect Pullup, too. Here's the link.

I think I know the pullup bar your friend is referring to on the infomercials. It doesn't even need to be screwed into anything but sort of "hooks" over the top of a door frame and is held in place by your body weight, but I have my doubts about how well it works long-term. Good luck with your fitness plan!



Thanks for the link, I will check it out.
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#151587 - 10/11/08 03:03 AM Re: 100 Pushups, armstrong pullup program [Re: aloha]
Arney Offline
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I think the Iron Gym Pullup Bar is probably what your friend saw on the infomercial. I've been seeing it on TV lately.

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#151588 - 10/11/08 03:08 AM Re: 100 Pushups, armstrong pullup program [Re: Arney]
aloha Offline
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Originally Posted By: Arney
I think the Iron Gym Pullup Bar is probably what your friend saw on the infomercial. I've been seeing it on TV lately.




Mahalo! I think my friend said the one he saw was $19.99 but it works the same way.
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#151600 - 10/11/08 11:45 AM Re: 100 Pushups, armstrong pullup program [Re: aloha]
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as I mentioned in a post earlier in this thread, I'm doing the armstrong pullup program (google it) and have gone from 2 consecutive wide grip pullups to 5 max sets (last night, with 90 sec rest between sets) of 11,4,4,4,4

I'm doing this with a free setup I rigged in the basement, just a pole/bar strung up to the ceiling like a short trapeze. Free and perfectly functional. If you don't have a bar, you could get a 1" diameter dowel at home depot.

The pushup program (100 pushups) in my opinion is literally impossible to do in 6 weeks. The jump in difficulty on week 3 day 1, and week 5 day 1 is ridiculous. Anyway, I just keep repeating a day until I get through. I'm working on week 5 day 1 now for several days, and the end is not in sight. I've been at it since my first post on this topic, loyally. I'm not discouraged however because it has improved my endurance and physique tremendously and I'll probably eventually get there.

Good luck.

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#151610 - 10/11/08 01:52 PM Re: 100 Pushups, armstrong pullup program [Re: Arney]
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Originally Posted By: Arney
[quote=aloha]And I am looking for a pull-up bar too.


Here's a Home Depot version for the do-it-yourselfers...there are a number of variations discussed at the same site.

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#151611 - 10/11/08 02:02 PM Re: 100 Pushups, armstrong pullup program [Re: kevingg]
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Originally Posted By: kevingg
...have gone from 2 consecutive wide grip pullups to 5 max sets (last night, with 90 sec rest between sets) of 11,4,4,4,4...

That's impressive progress! Keep it up, Kevin! laugh

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#151661 - 10/11/08 10:47 PM Re: 100 Pushups, armstrong pullup program [Re: Pondering]
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Originally Posted By: Pondering
Originally Posted By: Arney
[quote=aloha]And I am looking for a pull-up bar too.


Here's a Home Depot version for the do-it-yourselfers...there are a number of variations discussed at the same site.



I am not adverse to a do it yourself kit. Thanks!
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#152059 - 10/16/08 02:06 AM Re: 100 Pushups, armstrong pullup program [Re: Arney]
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thanks for the encouragement. I really thank Blast for his original post which has really got me off my ass; 10 weeks so far with pushups and pullups (still not past week 5 day 1 of the damn pushups program though!)

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#152066 - 10/16/08 03:08 AM Re: 100 Pushups, armstrong pullup program [Re: kevingg]
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I've hit a wall with the pushups, too. I think the plan is impossible, but that certainly doesn't mean it's worthless. I feel like I've doubled my my arm strength!

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