Hundred Pushups

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    May 14, 2009 8:45 AM GMT
    I've just started week 3 of the Hundred Pushups Challenge, and I'm wondering if anyone else who's done this can answer me a question.

    Did the minimum number of the last set begin to feel unattainable to you? For instance, in week 3 day 1 the minimum for the last set is 20; however, after being able to hit the required number for all the other 4 sets (just barely managed to get that 14th in on the 4th set), I could only do 10 during my final set; no way in hell could I get close to 20 unless I hate 10, stopped and rested for a minute or two, and then proceeded to try to get 10 more in. But that seems to not be what they're going for.

    Anyone else feeling anything similar? I just did the two week strength test to see where my new max is, and that was 28, so I'm following the column for that amount; it just doesn't seem like that minimum for the last set is something I can manage to get to.
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    May 14, 2009 11:29 AM GMT
    I did this with my PT. ...I never made the 100 push ups by Week 6. ...But I saw a lot of improvement. ...I liked it.
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    May 14, 2009 4:04 PM GMT
    I'mma start this next week. After my long weekend of binge drinking heheicon_twisted.gif
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    May 14, 2009 4:25 PM GMT
    Caslon10000 saidI did this with my PT. ...I never made the 100 push ups by Week 6. ...But I saw a lot of improvement. ...I liked it.


    I like it too. But it seems from what you're saying that it's probably not abnormal to not be able to achieve the numbers in the program.
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    May 14, 2009 4:37 PM GMT
    Chewey_Delt said
    Caslon10000 saidI did this with my PT. ...I never made the 100 push ups by Week 6. ...But I saw a lot of improvement. ...I liked it.


    I like it too. But it seems from what you're saying that it's probably not abnormal to not be able to achieve the numbers in the program.

    Having only one datum point ... me ... I cant say what's normal or abnormal. Only that I didnt make it and I had a PT pushing me. But it was still great to have a plan with goals to strive for.
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    May 14, 2009 5:18 PM GMT
    Well, I've just read through the program - after reading I'd suggest the following:

    1 - if you're having problems with a week - re-do it. Don't move on until you can comfortably hit the targets marked. At least that's what that website says. Really, there's no huge rush to move on and if you can't finish the current week it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to increase the difficulty.

    2 - The final set is supposed to be to exhaustion, so no resting in the middle of the set - if you can't hit the target just re-do the week until you can icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 15, 2009 2:28 AM GMT
    I'm gonna totally try this now!!
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    May 15, 2009 7:33 PM GMT
    MattysTC saidWell, I've just read through the program - after reading I'd suggest the following:

    1 - if you're having problems with a week - re-do it. Don't move on until you can comfortably hit the targets marked. At least that's what that website says. Really, there's no huge rush to move on and if you can't finish the current week it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to increase the difficulty.

    2 - The final set is supposed to be to exhaustion, so no resting in the middle of the set - if you can't hit the target just re-do the week until you can icon_biggrin.gif


    Cheers mate! That's totally helpful! As to number 2, that's what I had thought; it didn't make sense any other way.