One hundred push ups



  • In the spirit of keeping fresh and trying new things I'm keen to give this a go as I'm sure it will improve my bench press ability.

    [url="http://hundredpushups.com/"]http://hundredpushups.com/[/url]

    Off the top of my head I have no idea how many push ups I can do, I'm picking at least 50-60 but seriously doubt I'm capable of three figures ( yet )

    Anyone else keen to give this a go ?



  • I did 132 Pushups in twenty mins with shuttles and wall sits mixed in but not 100 in a row.

    Was pretty chuffed with that actually as 18 weeks ago I wouldn't have been able to do 20



  • I think the most I have done is 70 something at a fitness test for rugby. Will give this a nudge as I recover from bicep op.

    Used to do 100 press ups after every rowing session, would usually take about 3 goes to top the 100. but the more I did it, the more i would manage in that first set.

    Good fun challenge, i likes it, did chest last night, but might give this a go tonight before leg workout ayway!!



  • Being dubious by nature I doubt I can get up to those numbers in a few weeks but I will report any and all progress.

    Initial test - 59. Form on them really good, I put a small cup on the ground and made sure my chest hit it every time. Arms like jelly but this result means I start in week three, far column. I literally haven't done push ups in ages but benching obviously helps, the reason I am doing this is cos of an article I read in mens health in the supermarket while waiting for the wife and ripping out a ton of push ups should impress most folk !



  • I maxed out at 200 push ups in one sitting at my peak physical condition.. But that was when I was 77kgs and my arms and chest were tank.. (I was 18 and I guess it helped having a whole class watching me at med school)

    Now I'm 108kgs.. And I maxed out at 65 push ups in one sitting..
    Obviously I'm gutted.. But it was my core that died, followed by chest, then arms

    I guess its good having a goal of trying to reach 100 push ups..

    Just wondering.. Is it good to do push ups everyday or even 2-3 times a day? Or am I meant to have a rest day like doing normal weight training?



  • Crikey that was a hell of an effort back in the day mimic !

    The program indicates that ya should do them every 2-3 days, this is clearly one of those intense few week kind of things followed by heaps of rest.



  • Will give this a go. Regularly bang out 25, stretch and then 25 more before I hit the bench so will be interesting to see where I can get to.

    Re the every day thing, one of Dads good mates has a ritual where every day he does his age in pullups, pushups and situps. Hes close to 60 now and reckons he has done it every day since he was in his early 30s which is pretty impressive. Reckons he has never missed a day but surely he has when away or something as cant always find a place to do pullups but I guess doorframes etc could always be an option. He is a fairly fit old bugger.



  • I'm going to do this, but I'm rather embarrassed by my stats compared to everything else you chaps have posted, so will let you know how I go in 6 weeks time...



  • Well MR, apparently you'll be doing a hundred !

    I reckon the ton is a great effort so I reckon we should all give this a go. I'm not gonna touch the weight bench for a whole month and then theoretically I should be able to smash out a few more than my previous Bench PB.



  • Ha yeah, true... I think at the moment, I could probably do about 25 before epic failure would occur.... and then I'd be sore for days...

    See there is an iphone app too, going to download this and see what it's like. Much easier to follow these programs when the iphone is telling you what to do.



  • What is the App?? Keen to give it a crack although I do boot camp three times a week and they do tonnes of pressups too



  • there's a link to it on the website.

    I do a boot camp style thing every Monday, where we'll usually do 20 odd press ups.



  • [quote name='MN5' timestamp='1340053928' post='293096']
    Being dubious by nature I doubt I can get up to those numbers in a few weeks but I will report any and all progress.

    Initial test - 59. Form on them really good, I put a small cup on the ground and made sure my chest hit it every time. Arms like jelly but this result means I start in week three, far column. I literally haven't done push ups in ages but benching obviously helps, the reason I am doing this is cos of an article I read in mens health in the supermarket while waiting for the wife and ripping out a ton of push ups should impress most folk !
    [/quote]

    60-70 for me without a break has been a part of my workout for years. I got hooked on them thirty years ago when Herschel Walker, who is a farkin' beast, used to use the push-up as his main workout.

    [media]

    (Fast-fwd to 2:32.....he says he's down from the 5,000 push-ups a day as a college/NFL player, to 750-1,500 push-ups per day now (he's 50 years old and training for MMA).)

    But, nowadays... I hate 'em. The past five years I've been doing them on my fists rather than fingers, and I sometimes do them on dumbbells. Right now, I'm looking for new chest exercises with far fewer reps.



  • I got 59 just now...probably could have pushed out maybe a dozen more, but form woulda been poor, and poorer with each one



  • [quote name='taniwharugby' timestamp='1340084742' post='293225']
    I got 59 just now...probably could have pushed out maybe a dozen more, but form woulda been poor, and poorer with each one
    [/quote]

    SNAP !!!!!!

    Gonna beat you to the ton though pal !

    I have a feeling that when I get used to this rather than benching I should see an improvement ( as we all should )



  • First session out of the way, not too sore the next day either !



  • Still havent tried this and should have this morning whilst boring myself to death with cardio. Might be a challenge for saturday.



  • [quote name='MajorRage' timestamp='1340068675' post='293159']
    Ha yeah, true... I think at the moment, I could probably do about 25 before epic failure would occur.... and then I'd be sore for days...

    See there is an iphone app too, going to download this and see what it's like. Much easier to follow these programs when the iphone is telling you what to do.
    [/quote]

    I was one out. Did 24. Long old haul up to 100 from here. I was fully honest with myself though and did them properly. So tonights program is 12 17 13 13 17..with 60 secs in between. I dunno if I can do that.....



  • Been doing 3 sets of push ups after bench press on Thursdays for a couple of months now. Tonights first set was 65, which is about equal with the most ive ever done. Surprisingly this routine has been the fastest gain of push up ive ever had. At this rate i should see 100 in a couple of months......we'll see.



  • Starting week 4 tomorrow. Just quietly I'm quite excited to see how many I can smash out at the end of the week. I'm hoping over 70.



  • Test after week 4 and ripped out 73, the last five were somewhat jelly like but an improvement of 14 over two weeks. Pretty happy with that.



  • Think I may have been doing a bit of overtraining judging from a ( not good ) pain in my right shoulder. Frustrating but maybe you get that doing this 4 days a week ?

    Will sit out a week and see what happens. I'm also doing the 200 squat routine, smashing the shit out of that so far.



  • stink bro, sucks when you are getting into the groove and an injury messes things up. Bit of rest and you'll be back into it.... unless you start a one arm push up programme!!

    Squats are where it's at! None of that shallow squat business mate, you gotta drop it like it's hot!



  • [sub]Yep, I think cos my carpark is on the terrace ( Paeks you'll know how hilly Welly is, plimmer steps everyday ! ) I have to walk up the hill and as a result I have a natural affinity for squats, I am absolutely blitzing that so far but after the first two sessions I still ached like farkin anything, the legs trembled walking down stairs the next couple of days. [/sub]

    [sub]You're right, these programmes seem to suit some but it is definitely a "bad" pain in the shoulders, not a worked the muscles hard out kind of pain ! I just have to have the discipline to not do em for a few days which can be tough as it is easy to drop and do xxx amount anytime, anywhere..... [/sub]

    [sub]Apparently Charles Bronson did these kind of workouts and never really touched weights but anyone who's seen his flicks will confirm he was pretty cut up well into his sixties ! that's pretty admirable.... [/sub]

    [sub]Jack Palance from the same era was similar, one armed push ups at 70 is a hell of an effort. [/sub]



  • How is your shoulder now? Feeling any better? Reading this thread Hooroo is definitely making fantastic progress, and it'd be good to have updates from Major Rage, JK, mimic, taniwharugby, Voltron

    [quote name='red terror' timestamp='1340074347' post='293188']Herschel Walker, who is a farkin' beast, used to use the push-up as his main workout........(Fast-fwd to 2:32.....he says he's down from the 5,000 push-ups a day as a college/NFL player, to 750-1,500 push-ups per day now (he's 50 years old and training for MMA).)
    [/quote]Thanks for this, I like the concept of doing many, many reps and will keep trying to push myself harder.....maybe in 10 years I can be 1/10th as good as him, in my dreams.....



  • Still havent given it a go. Usually only do pressups as part of my warmup on bench day etc but must try it some time



  • Last all out set, 82 of the mutha fuckas, funny, I felt well on the way to getting past 90 but hit the wall really quickly and felt like a weak little girl on numbers 80-82 ! Don't think I'm on track to get to the ton in the time advertised but I'll get there eventually, perhaps by the end of august.

    As discussed still smashing the squats, walking to the car is a farkin breeze now ( not that it was amazingly hard but still, much much easier )



  • 82!! that is mean bro. I'm impressed if someone can get beyond 40 let alone 80+

    But you know you won't be able to sleep properly until you make 100! he he he



  • Paeks I've seen your benching stats, you'd smash past 40 EASY brudda ! I don't go nose to ground but I put a little paperweight ( about fist sized ) and make sure my chest touches every time, this is better for the shoulders supposedly........

    I hope to see an improvement in my benching, I'm doing the pushups heaps more explosively than even a few weeks back so surely there will be some kind of spillover effect.

    Aw and yeah, the ton is definitely a party trick I want to bust out, helps being a bit lighter than I was, not much but every bit counts.



  • At boot camp this morning we had to do 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 press ups, so 110 in total and I was thinking about this thread while crying during them....

    I did ten and then stayed in pressup position while training partner did ten and the 9 etc etc.

    When I got to about 5 on the way back up, the form was completely gone and I wouldn't class any from then on in a real press ups. But even so, it was an awesome workout. My flatmate who is a petite but sporty chick managed all 110 full "male" press -ups!



  • Good shit Hooroo, I find gritting your teeth and smashing them as fast as you can ( whilst maintaining form ) is the best way. It is easy to lapse into shit form with them but I get the wife to watch and ensure I'm keeping the back straight and all of that. Rotator cuffs are holding up thus far....



  • How long does it take for you fellas to complete ya numbers?

    I would presume it slows down a bit past the 50 mark but I started doing 1 min of pressups as part of my circuit and havent counted them yet but must do a fair few - maybe 30 or 40 at a guess



  • Until you collapse in a heap, I'd say over a minute.

    ( referring to push ups, not intimate moments with the better half )



  • Yeah would have to be well over a minute I would have thought. Cant see ya cranking out more than 1 pushup a second for that long. Hmm well maybe one could. Hard to tell how quick ya actually do em.

    Might count tomorrow/weds or even try a max pushups tomorrow after spin class



  • [b]one minute[/b]: Record claims up to 199 in one minute have been made. We do, however, not continue to publish these record claims, because it became impossible to judge about the correctness of the exercises at this speed. The last record that was accepted by the Guinness Book of Records were138, achieved by [url="http://www.mrpushup.ca"]Roy Berger[/url] (Canada) in on 28 February 2004 in Ottawa. Before, we have also verified 138 pushups in one minute, achieved by William T. Mello (USA) on 30 May 2002. The same statement applies for the category "[b]100 push ups with legs on a 80 cm high table[/b]" where the last verified record was 45.7 seconds by [url="http://www.mrpushup.ca"]Roy Berger[/url] (Canada), achieved on 24 February 2001 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

    Most pull ups in a minute is 50 by an American (Jason Petzold, June 2009) scarier though, is a Brit (Stephen Hyland, July 2010) has the record for most in 30 mins - 543.



  • Yeah form on those speed efforts must absolutely turn to shit I'd have thought, especially for those with longer arms.

    According to this table I ( and heaps of you other boys ) are in the "excellent" catagory for 17-19 year olds ?!?!? Gotta say I'm a bit dubious about that....

    [url="http://www.topendsports.com/testing/tests/home-pushup.htm"]http://www.topendsports.com/testing/tests/home-pushup.htm[/url]



  • Initial test 22 before the form gave out - rank 3 which is pretty ordinary but we'll see how this goes. I might cut back my weight circuit to just this 3 times a week as it looks like a pretty mean workout and gives me a goal to concentrate on.

    Looks like I advance to Week 3. Do not pass GO, do not collect 200 pesos...



  • There is also a pull up one, reckonsitll get you doing 50 of those puppies....have you been doing it MN5?



  • Reading through the notes on the site, it says you can go to the floor. Are they intimating you can stop on the floor? I was always taught that you can't take the tension off i.e. you hit the floor and go straight back up.

    They also say if you are getting tired to rest between reps - does this mean resting on the floor? You can rest up the top (for all the good it'll do your back) but jeez that sounds a bit easy...



  • Have left this for a wee while and gone back to benching, an improvement ( ie best ever bench for reps ) but not a huge improvement which is slightly disappointing !


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