12 Week Workout- What's your push up max?

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    Sep 15, 2007 12:47 AM GMT
    I've had great success switching to pushups for upper chest. Curious how many pushups you triathalon type studs can do? I can do around 27 good form reps for first the set and then it gets pathetic. I'm lucky to ge 5 reps on the 4th set. But it really pumps up my pecs
  • MikemikeMike

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    Sep 15, 2007 4:11 PM GMT
    No triathelete here, but I can do 50-60-real pushups. I like using push up bars once in awhile because they alow you to dip lower.
  • DrStorm

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    Sep 15, 2007 5:09 PM GMT
    Back in 1994 (when I was at a fitness competition I was able to do 127 proper form/"official" push ups and walked off with a nice prize. Now, I prb could get in about 50-60...but then I haven't tried lately....

    OK, it may sound impressive, but it's pathetic compared to the official world records:

    6,006 Charles Linster (USA) 05-Oct-1965
    7,026 Robert Louis Knecht (USA) 05-Feb-1976
    7,650 Henry C. Marshal (USA) 01-Sep-1977
    10,507 Minoru Yoshida (JAP) Oct-1980

    Yep, I'd say anything under 1000 is pathetic.


  • art_smass

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    Sep 15, 2007 5:20 PM GMT
    The key to doing a lot of push-ups is getting into a position where you can utilize the most muscle possible. Military-style, wide-grip push-ups are the best for this, but it can vary depending upon an individual's build. There was a guy who came to my gym for a few years who would travel from city-to-city for street performer festivals, doing push-ups. I don't believe that he broke any records, but he could go all day. He had a compact build, and he kept his hands closer together than anyone else I've seen in a push-up contest.

    Anyway, if you guys can do sixty, I can do sixty-one.
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    Sep 15, 2007 7:27 PM GMT
    I just busted out 65 to beat art_smass!
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    Dec 31, 2007 5:40 AM GMT
    i am really really new to all of this, now by reps do you mean how many per minute?