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Re: 100 pushups
« Reply #50 on: February 24, 2013, 04:17:22 PM »
I'm up to 25 consecutive pushups, yay!

I'm doing it a little differently than everyone else. I used to go to a boot camp where we'd do 100 in sets of 25 (I'd try), so I've been doing 100 in sets spread out over how ever long it takes in an evening. I'm up to sets of 25.
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Re: 100 pushups
« Reply #51 on: February 26, 2013, 08:09:00 AM »
I'm a bit delayed, but for all of you guys offering advice:

I've started doing pushups for the first time since middle school gym class. I've slowly increased the number I'm able to do, but it's absolutely killing my wrists. I've watched a few YouTube videos and don't see a problem with my form; is this a fairly common issue or am I missing something?

It can be easier if you grab onto a dumbell on the floor, so that you can keep your wrist in a neutral position as you work on strength, and also do some flexibility exercises for your wrist (also useful if you end up in a fight with a jui-jitsu artist)
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Re: 100 pushups
« Reply #52 on: February 27, 2013, 11:46:00 AM »
We are required to have a fitness test annually (in the Coast Guard, the other branches have very similar requirements),
in which you run a mile and a half in no more than 12:51, followed immediately by 30 push-ups and 38 sit-ups in one minute each. 
I usually try for 60 push-ups in a minute.  The most I've ever done is 70 (a couple years ago), which is about the most there is time for in 60 seconds.
Its never even occurred to me see how many I could do consecutively with no time limit, but I'm sure its less than 100

Sweet... another Coastie!!  In my office, we've been cranking 75 per day as a group.  100 is tough, but worth a shot.
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Re: 100 pushups
« Reply #53 on: February 28, 2013, 09:45:52 PM »
I did this last year with friends and got it tweaked over time so that we felt we were getting maximum gains without taking up too much time or getting too exhausted...

We were all in decent shape at the start, so 50 pushups per set was how we started. We did 50 pushups, 4 times a day Monday through Friday, at random times, wherever it was convenient. I even did some in a bank bathroom once...

We rested weekends, and every two weeks or so retested or max. My max starting out was around 75, and by the end of the 3 months I did 108.

We just started again this year, I'm in a lot worse shape than last year, so am only doing 40 per set... for now!

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Re: 100 pushups
« Reply #54 on: March 18, 2013, 04:14:28 PM »
I first saw this idea here in February, but didn't sign up (officially). However, I've been sticking to it and I'm up to 35 at the beginning of week 4 after starting at 15. Pretty cool!! Can't wait to get to 100!


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Re: 100 pushups
« Reply #55 on: March 24, 2013, 11:15:50 PM »
I just reached 40 push up 2 days ago.

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Re: 100 pushups
« Reply #56 on: June 12, 2018, 03:46:40 PM »
I thought I wouldn't be the first to tackle this and sure enough here it is.... 

Work has gotten busy again (long hours) and I'm spending a ton of time at my desk.  The time and facility needed to do pushups is always available given how short a burst it is, its not something that one set at a time is enough to cause you to sweat, and all you need is the floor beside your desk.  Last time I was this busy I would drop every hour and a half or so and do a set of pushups through the day.  I notice it wasnt long before my first set of the day I could hit 80+ without killing myself.  I recently heard of the 100 pushup challenge and so this gives me a specific goal as I do this again.


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Re: 100 pushups
« Reply #57 on: June 13, 2018, 08:40:42 PM »
Iím up to 5