Drop and Give Me a Hundred!

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    Jul 14, 2008 11:35 PM GMT
    I just found out today that I am two weeks into a 6 weeks plan to achieve doing 100 push-ups.

    My personal trainer says that at the end he will be able to say "give me a hundred" and I will be able to hit the floor and do it.

    Right now I am up to 67, but not all at once. He tells me how many push-ups to do in each set and times my resting between sets. I have been able to do every set he has asked of me and the numbers keep going up. In fact, doing each of the sets doesnt seem that hard.

    So we'll see.
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    Jul 15, 2008 1:36 AM GMT
    Would it help if someone were lying face up on the floor with their crotch in your face? Just sayin'.
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    Jul 15, 2008 1:46 AM GMT
    HighVoltageGuy saidWould it help if someone were lying face up on the floor with their crotch in your face? Just sayin'.

    No. I have no problem going down. It's the pushing back up that needs all the incentive it can get. ... icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 15, 2008 1:49 AM GMT
    No, I don't think having someone's crotch there would be conducive to concentration. It could be more of a 'carrot' - "See what you can have when you get to one hundred? Ya want it, so do it."

    I've gotten to 50 consecutive. I haven't really set another # goal recently. I was able to do a set of 10, 9,8,7,6....1,1,....6,7,8,9,10, the only pause between is 1 breath per push-up. That didn't seem too bad.

    I find it hard to get to the gym, so my push-ups are really my main arm workout.

    I'm going to set me goal on 75 right now. I'll keep you posted on when I get there. Hope you get to your 100 in the 4 remaining weeks.

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    Jul 15, 2008 1:52 AM GMT
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    Jul 15, 2008 1:53 AM GMT
    OHhiker saidHope you get to your 100 in the 4 remaining weeks.

    Thank you. Of course, I will let you all know how it works out.
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    Jul 15, 2008 4:57 AM GMT
    Oh my god, I hate burpies! And because my trainer knows I hate them, he makes me do them all the time.
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    Jul 15, 2008 5:26 AM GMT
    How many do you expect your clients to do in one set? I hate them because they seem never ending and then my panic sets in... icon_eek.gif

    I love push-ups though and can never get enough of them.
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    Jul 15, 2008 6:05 AM GMT
    I can only do 40 at a time. X___X So I salute you.

    By the by.. what the hell is a burpie?
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    Jul 15, 2008 6:21 AM GMT
    Oh I thought that was going to be "Drop your shorts for 100usd"
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    Jul 15, 2008 6:22 AM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle saidIt all depends. New clients I may start out with 8 reps. I do usually 12 with my clients. They invigorate me.


    I usually have to do 20.
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    Jul 15, 2008 8:28 AM GMT
    Wow - harder than you think. I'd never tried to see how many I 'could' do.

    I do 4 x 40 push ups every couple of days. Wide and narrow.

    Just tried to do 100 and gave up at 80! Tough!

    I will work at it see what happens - 100 non-stop would be nice...though I think smaller sets of slower push ups is better for the bod.
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    Jul 15, 2008 1:02 PM GMT
    I wanna try this. LOL. Good challenge anyhow. atm I can only do 25 at a time before collapsing. I'm still such a wuss. Bleh icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 15, 2008 1:06 PM GMT
    I love push ups, burpies and mountain climbers! Those are great pre run warm ups.
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    Jul 15, 2008 1:08 PM GMT
    I LOATHE the push-up and yet, it is probably one of the exercises to do. I think my hatred for them comes from my time in the service and being forced to do them. UGH - just thinking about them.

    But you've motivated me - I'm going to start (slowly), by doing a few of them a night, before bedtime - just to see how far I can get before the words, "to hell with this" come flying out of my mouth.
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    Jul 15, 2008 1:29 PM GMT
    Good luck!

    Sounds like an interesting goal to set for myself. I might have to look into that!
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    Jul 15, 2008 2:55 PM GMT
    One of the great things about having a personal trainer... I can be as dumb as a box of rocks and still accomplish great things ... icon_lol.gif ... He does all the thinking and recording and coming up with the exercises, etc, etc. All I have to do is do...and then stand and look in the mirrors between exercises ... icon_wink.gif ... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jul 15, 2008 3:04 PM GMT
    KentuckyTuss said

    By the by.. what the hell is a burpie?


    Anyone? Anyone?

    Caslon, ROCK it baby! You'll TOTALLY do it!!!
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    Jul 15, 2008 3:31 PM GMT
    Isn't a burpie that noise that occasionally comes out of poor people's mouth after they've been drinking carbonated beverages?

    Anyway, good luck with the goal, ya big stud.

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    Jul 15, 2008 3:33 PM GMT
    gymboyjae saidIsn't a burpie that noise that occasionally comes out of poor people's mouth



    That's the 1st thing that comes to my mind!!
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    Jul 15, 2008 3:34 PM GMT
    KentuckyTuss saidI can only do 40 at a time. X___X So I salute you.

    By the by.. what the hell is a burpie?

    Squat thrust (aka burpies)

    Squat thrusts, or burpies as they are commonly known, are much beloved by trainers, athletes and bodybuilders alike because they combinet the benefits of the squat with the added bonus of the jump for explosive training.

    http://www.realjock.com/article/267/
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    Jul 15, 2008 3:39 PM GMT
    Caslon5000 said
    KentuckyTuss said

    Squat thrusts, or burpies as they are commonly known, are much beloved by trainers, athletes and bodybuilders alike because they combinet the benefits of the squat with the added bonus of the jump for explosive training.

    http://www.realjock.com/article/267/


    Thanks Caslon!!
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    Jul 15, 2008 3:51 PM GMT
    go Caslon!

    my trainer's trying to get me to a "Centennial Day," or 100 reps of EVERYTHING.

    Needless to say, I have a long way to go!

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    Jul 17, 2008 6:19 AM GMT
    "Well, I certainly applaud anyone wanting to do a hundred pushups, but take it from this old gym rat, I've spent my entire adult life in the gym, and a program like this one can do more harm than good.

    If you only train one part of your body (and that's all a single exercise like pushups is going to do for you), you're setting yourself up for injuries down the road. I've seen it a hundred times.

    It's like putting a powerful engine in a stock Toyota Tercel. What will you accomplish? You'll blow out the drive train, the clutch, the transmission, etc., because those factory parts aren't designed to handle the power of an engine much more powerful than the factory installed engine.

    Push-ups basically only train the chest muscles and to some extent, the triceps. What you really want to do is train your entire body, all the major muscle groups (chest, back, abdomen, legs, shoulders and arms) at the same time, over the course of a workout. And don't forget your cardiovascular work!

    I'm proud of you guys wanting to do this. Three cheers! Falling in love with exercise, eating right, etc., is one of the greatest things you can do for yourself. And you WILL fall in love with it if you can just force yourself to stick with it a year or two and experience the amazing progress you'll make.

    But do it right, okay?

    My advice, find a good gym, with qualified trainers who will design your programs for you (especially in the beginning, until you get the hang of it yourself) and guide you in your quest for physical fitness. Thirty to 45 minutes a day, three days a week, is all you'll ever need to do (I refuse to believe anyone is so busy that he or she cannot make time for that, especially considering how important it is).

    And don't worry about being embarrassed or not being in shape the first time you walk into the gym. You have to start somewhere and almost every one of us were there ourselves at one time. So no one will say anything to you and very, very quickly you will progress way beyond that stage anyway.

    Now get out there and do it! :-)"
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    Jul 17, 2008 7:00 AM GMT
    Burpies! Ugh, now that I know what these are, I'll have to start doing them. I was just doing squats with the jump - 25 of them. I wasn't doing any leg kicks too the push-up position.