One Hundred Pushups ...at the end of 6 weeks

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    Jul 16, 2008 11:54 PM GMT
    I started a thread called "Drop and Give Me a Hundred."

    This is the procedure for getting up to being able to do 100 pushups by the end of 6 weeks...

    http://hundredpushups.com/index.html

    I am pleased to see that I am in the third column. I just finished Day 3 of Week 2. Not bad for a 56 year old coming off of cancer therapy. Well, I am pleased.
  • Bunjamon

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    Jul 17, 2008 1:21 AM GMT
    Congrats! Push-ups are such a beneficial exercise, especially as you age. The average that a man should be able to do is 27. So you're well on your way to kicking the average's ASS!

    Keep it up!
  • Thirdbeach

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    Jul 17, 2008 1:23 AM GMT
    Oh...

    I thought that "Drop and Give Me A Hundred" thread was about forum posts, not push ups.

    Oh silly me....icon_redface.gif
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    Jul 17, 2008 1:24 AM GMT
    Thank you!

    I am very excited. I had no idea my personal trainer had started me on this. 4 weeks to go. It will definitely boast my ego.

    I have already told him that by December he will have to grease the door jams to get my head thru ... icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 17, 2008 1:29 AM GMT
    Thanks for the encouragement. But I will have no problem accomplishing this. My personal trainer will see to that. But I will still be sure to tell EVERYBODY when I achieve it ... icon_biggrin.gif

    I posted this as a response to those who were saying they wanted to try this. Here is this the program.

    I didnt want to put it on the "Drop and Give Me a Hundred" in case those same people didnt look again cuz they alway saw it.
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    Jul 17, 2008 1:22 PM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle saidSpeaking of 100 reps....

    Have any of you ever tried 100 squats with the Olympic bar!? Not talking about machines nor simply using your own bodyweight. Obviously one has to use a light weight because by the time you're at rep 50 you are ready to HURL...

    Now that's a doozie...TRUST ME!


    Is there a program for that?
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    Jul 17, 2008 1:57 PM GMT
    Oh I am so glad of this thread as I always had a hate for push ups and found them so hard! So I started today and will continue but its hard going!!

    Thank you !!!!!!!!!!
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    Jul 17, 2008 3:51 PM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle saidThere may be a program for it but I haven't done them in years. It took me about 2 weeks to finally do it. Make sure your knees can handle it and that your heart can as well.


    I now have the knees and every other joint, except my right shoulder). My personal trainer has been phenomenal in strengthening all my joints. Unbelievable!!!

    And I just had a cardiac stress test, so I know my heart is good.

    Now to find the program that sets the number of reps for progression.
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    Jul 17, 2008 4:24 PM GMT
    well, I'll be damned...there IS an LOLcat for this....

    99�.. 100! kitteh pushupz maikz kitteh musselz
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    Jul 17, 2008 5:03 PM GMT
    So are you going to post a video of you doing 100 pushups? Please?!?!?!?!?!?!

    They are offering the 300 workout at my gym and I'm thinking of doing it.
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    Jul 17, 2008 5:08 PM GMT
    lissenup saidSo are you going to post a video of you doing 100 pushups? Please?!?!?!?!?!?!

    They are offering the 300 workout at my gym and I'm thinking of doing it.


    Oh we all know what the 300 workout is, so I am glad you didnt bore us by explaining it. ... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jul 17, 2008 5:19 PM GMT
    Caslon5000 saidI am pleased to see that I am in the third column. I just finished Day 3 of Week 2. Not bad for a 56 year old coming off of cancer therapy. Well, I am pleased.


    Dude, congrats and thanks for sharing, this is exactly something I can follow - looking forward to starting it on Monday!
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    Jul 17, 2008 5:22 PM GMT
    LOL well I'm not exactly sure.....icon_redface.gif

    They put up a sign saying they were starting a new 300 class but I couldn't find anything about it on the New York Sports Club web site. I looked up stuff online though and I think this is what it is....

    http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/the-300-workout-can-you-handle-it
    The 300 Workout
    The workout gets its name from the total number of repetitions. But those 300 reps weren't done daily, as some media accounts report, Twight says. Rather, the 300 workout was the finale of months of training, a kind of graduation test, after actors had weight lifted and trained with tools such as medicine balls and Kettlebells (cast iron weights with handles).

    It's daunting, and includes these weight-training moves:

    25 pull-ups
    50 deadlifts at 135 pounds
    50 push-ups
    50 box jumps with a 24-inch box
    50 "floor wipers" (a core and shoulders exercise at 135 pounds)
    50 "clean and press" at 36 pounds (a weight-lifting exercise)
    25 more pull-ups -- for a total of 300 reps
    There's no rest between movements and the score is based on total time, Twight says.

    Now that I've explained it will you post a video of you doing 100 pushups? Shirtless? icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 18, 2008 3:33 PM GMT
    lissenup saidNow that I've explained it will you post a video of you doing 100 pushups? Shirtless? icon_biggrin.gif


    Why do I want to post a video of my doing the pushup while shirtless now? You already shot your wad explaining the 300. You need to do this kind of negotiation before you give away the store. ... icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 18, 2008 5:34 PM GMT
    Caslon5000 said
    lissenup saidNow that I've explained it will you post a video of you doing 100 pushups? Shirtless? icon_biggrin.gif


    Why do I want to post a video of my doing the pushup while shirtless now? You already shot your wad explaining the 300. You need to do this kind of negotiation before you give away the store. ... icon_lol.gif


    Damn! That's always the case with me!
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    Jul 19, 2008 3:28 AM GMT
    Caslon5000 saidI started a thread called "Drop and Give Me a Hundred."

    This is the procedure for getting up to being able to do 100 pushups by the end of 6 weeks...

    http://hundredpushups.com/index.html

    I am pleased to see that I am in the third column. I just finished Day 3 of Week 2. Not bad for a 56 year old coming off of cancer therapy. Well, I am pleased.


    I am starting this on sunday. It would be tomorrow but I've got clinicals from 7a to 3p then 11p to 7a; so no time for working out. Maybe a quick jog and then a nap.


    sounds like fun, and even if I can't do 100; it should help to get me the cuts I've been trying for. icon_biggrin.gif yay!
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    Jul 19, 2008 5:02 AM GMT
    I took the test to see where I ranked, and I'm going to start up the workout, officially on Monday. ^^

    I think it's cool as hell that there are people excited about doing things like this. Honestly, it's something I'd enjoy.. but it's seeing YOU do it, seeing others following your example, and you all being genuinely spirited that really makes ME feel like it's something I should do too.

    This thread is the kind of stuff that makes RJ such an awesome place. Seriously, thanks for sharing. And I think you should totally post a celebratory video of you conquering the 100 pushup benchmark.
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    Jul 19, 2008 6:28 AM GMT
    I posted some tips for pushups too.

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/233194/
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    Jul 19, 2008 5:23 PM GMT
    Yeah, I read through the tips. All of them were pretty good. But I got a good laugh out of the "clench your fist/fingers" thing.

    I already do that out of sheer panic. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 19, 2008 5:29 PM GMT
    KentuckyTuss said Yeah, I read through the tips. All of them were pretty good. But I got a good laugh out of the "clench your fist/fingers" thing.

    I already do that out of sheer panic. icon_biggrin.gif


    oh what you need, sweetie, is a good back massage. ...Now just lay still...this wont hurt a bit

    icon_lol.gif ... oh i crack me up!
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    Jul 19, 2008 7:40 PM GMT
    Caslon5000 said

    oh what you need, sweetie, is a good back massage. ...Now just lay still...this wont hurt a bit

    icon_lol.gif ... oh i crack me up!



    Be gentle. X_______X .. I'm fragile.
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    Jul 21, 2008 3:31 AM GMT
    OK I'm going to try this...

  • Jul 21, 2008 6:42 AM GMT
    Thanks the link to the program! I decided to jump in at week three and was proud (and very surprised) to be able to complete day one. woohoo!
  • outdoorjunkie

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    Jul 21, 2008 4:10 PM GMT
    Fantastic. I've been looking for something like this to shake my upper body routine. I'll take some before and after pics!
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    Jul 21, 2008 4:39 PM GMT
    mozart88 saidFantastic. I've been looking for something like this to shake my upper body routine. I'll take some before and after pics!

    Try to make the pics larger than the ones you have now. ... icon_biggrin.gif