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post #1 of 30
Thread Starter 
Was there a movement around here to do some sort of program that worked up to 100 push ups? I was thinking of doing it with dh. Anyone remember this?
post #2 of 30
here
post #3 of 30
I will join in!!! I've been off the wagon with my push up challenge, so I will start fresh with you.

Want to start tomorrow!?!
post #4 of 30
I want to give it a try. I need some a new exercise challenge.
post #5 of 30
I got started today. Anyone else start today?
post #6 of 30
I did my initial test today, and I was able to do 15 really good form pushups!!!

(Last time I tried this I could barely do 5 totally bad form pushups! )

So I'm in rank 3.

Can't wait to go through this 6 week challenge with you ladies!
post #7 of 30
Thread Starter 
Wow, lil'earth! That's awesome. I can only do two. I was surprised because my arms look muscly from swimming and yoga, but I guess they are different muscles.

We're off!
post #8 of 30
If you want to do less push ups get a weight vest.

rollers are good too.

See vid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9hk9z1YVcE



Highly recommended. Get it from your library. Showcases the unhealthy US diet.

http://www.amazon.com/Super-Size-Me-.../dp/B0002OXVBO
post #9 of 30
I started it once before, but we got sick and then I fell off the wagon. I can do 40-45 pushups, maybe 50 i think a couple times so I don't know where to start in that challenge.

I really want to see if it works though, like if you really can get up to 100 but I can't seem to stick with it
post #10 of 30
Do you guys do real push ups or girl push ups? I can't do real push ups for the life of me. I've always had pretty poor upper body strength in comparison with my size (6 foot, 140ish). I wanted to do the whole thing with girl push ups, and then do it again with real push ups. I need to get back to it.
post #11 of 30
I started with modifications and then repeated the plan doing regulation pushups. I never got to 100 in a set but I did work up past 100 total. I am not sure I am ready to start again though I should. My count per set has dropped. Once I got to a total of 100 I might modify it to raise my feet. I have been thinking more about pullups lately. I can do 2.
post #12 of 30
I am gonna join! I would love to be able to do 100 consecutive pushups. I currently can do around 45, I have made it to 49 twice...which killed me cause I really want to make it to 50, but I was done. Anyway, I'm starting in column 3 week 1. The first few weeks will be easy, but week 6 looks brutal.

Mommajb, I am really wanting to do more pullups too. I can do 5 consecutive...my short term goal is 10. I saw that they will be posting a 25 pullup program on the same website as the pushup program soon.
post #13 of 30
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Originally Posted by ryleigh'smama View Post
I am gonna join! I would love to be able to do 100 consecutive pushups. I currently can do around 45, I have made it to 49 twice...which killed me cause I really want to make it to 50, but I was done. Anyway, I'm starting in column 3 week 1. The first few weeks will be easy, but week 6 looks brutal.

Mommajb, I am really wanting to do more pullups too. I can do 5 consecutive...my short term goal is 10. I saw that they will be posting a 25 pullup program on the same website as the pushup program soon.
We are like exactly the same mama....like food and fitness wise. Maybe I'll do it too. I made it to 50 pushups once, but I don't know how because i can never make it past liek 45 or 47 now
post #14 of 30
I know Lisa, it is fun to see parallel's in food and fitness with someone else here. Of course there is the added bonus of workout sharing too, which has been great. I can't wait to see if the pushup challenge will work. I do a lot of pushups in my workouts, but have never done a "program" to do more. We shall see. I did the first day today.
post #15 of 30
I can only do 7 of the real push ups.

But I can do 50 of the modified push ups.

My goal is to do 100 of the real push ups. And since they are so hard, I know it is going to take me a long time to reach that goal. Because those push ups are hard for me to do, but I'll keep trying.
post #16 of 30
Thread Starter 
DH said I am doing the pushups wrong. I am doing them chaturanga style. I have no strength to do them with my elbows out.

ryleigh'smama and 425lisamarie: You will be able to do 100 in no time! What food program are you on?
post #17 of 30
I struggle in yoga when they say push-up position with the elbows in. I need to double check what I want to be doing so I can compare it to what I am doing.

As an aside, my workouts have been so focused on endurance running with 'just enough' strength training. I am currently not able to run due to a foot injury so I am rethinking this. I know I need to run but I might do better with different goals this year.
post #18 of 30
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Originally Posted by SugarAndSun View Post
DH said I am doing the pushups wrong. I am doing them chaturanga style. I have no strength to do them with my elbows out.

ryleigh'smama and 425lisamarie: You will be able to do 100 in no time! What food program are you on?
I try to eat primal. So, no grains, lower carb, lots of fat and protein and veggies. There is a book (which I have never read ) called "The Primal Blueprint" that is what my diet is based off of. There is also a site www.marksdailyapple.com that has a ton of info on the diet (I have read a lot of stuff on the website). It seems to make my body really happy and I feel great.
post #19 of 30
I am working on these as well. Just started working out again- had a baby then started at about 5 weeks then we all got sick and just started again. I am now at 10 good form pushups. I hope to be at least 20 by the end of the month.
post #20 of 30
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Originally Posted by ryleigh'smama View Post
I know Lisa, it is fun to see parallel's in food and fitness with someone else here. Of course there is the added bonus of workout sharing too, which has been great. I can't wait to see if the pushup challenge will work. I do a lot of pushups in my workouts, but have never done a "program" to do more. We shall see. I did the first day today.
I'm wondering if it "works" too. If I decide to do something, I"ll stick with it, so if I do it as it describes I'm assuming it should work ? I guess it WOULD be kinda cool to do 100 pushups
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