100 Push Ups

  • jonwaltglat

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    Feb 05, 2010 2:13 PM GMT
    So, for the past couple of weeks, I've been going at it with this 100 Push Ups program (http://www.hundredpushups.com) and it has been working wonders for my strength! I feel SO much stronger in my upper body and I can actually see some physical developments in my pectorals and my triceps. I think I am seeing these results simply because I'm as thin as a twig. I'm in my 4th week of the 6 week program and I just broke halfway to 100 push ups. Hopefully in two more weeks I'll be able to perform 100 consecutive push ups. I'm hoping this will give me the ambition and drive to hit up the gym more often! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 05, 2010 4:00 PM GMT
    good goin buddy... you have to eat 5-6 small meals a day and take in 1.5 grams per kg of body weight a day to put on serious muscle. Don't forget fiber and carbs too. It seems like a big deal but it does work.
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    Feb 05, 2010 4:12 PM GMT
    jonwaltglat saidSo, for the past couple of weeks, I've been going at it with this 100 Push Ups program (http://www.hundredpushups.com) and it has been working wonders for my strength! I feel SO much stronger in my upper body and I can actually see some physical developments in my pectorals and my triceps. I think I am seeing these results simply because I'm as thin as a twig. I'm in my 4th week of the 6 week program and I just broke halfway to 100 push ups. Hopefully in two more weeks I'll be able to perform 100 consecutive push ups. I'm hoping this will give me the ambition and drive to hit up the gym more often! icon_biggrin.gif


    A well know fact about training:
    Whether you're 13 or 85, if you're untrained, you can have up to a 85% in strength in the first 16 weeks of training. After that, it levels off and comes much less slowly. It has to do with neurological conditioning as much as anything (the nerve learns how to fire, and gets larger).
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    Feb 05, 2010 4:26 PM GMT
    chuckystudA well know fact about training:
    Whether you're 13 or 85, if you're untrained, you can have up to a 85% in strength in the first 16 weeks of training. After that, it levels off and comes much less slowly. It has to do with neurological conditioning as much as anything (the nerve learns how to fire, and gets larger)


    85% increase in strength sounds pretty good to me...icon_smile.gif
  • jonwaltglat

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    Feb 05, 2010 7:27 PM GMT
    chuckystud said
    jonwaltglat saidSo, for the past couple of weeks, I've been going at it with this 100 Push Ups program (http://www.hundredpushups.com) and it has been working wonders for my strength! I feel SO much stronger in my upper body and I can actually see some physical developments in my pectorals and my triceps. I think I am seeing these results simply because I'm as thin as a twig. I'm in my 4th week of the 6 week program and I just broke halfway to 100 push ups. Hopefully in two more weeks I'll be able to perform 100 consecutive push ups. I'm hoping this will give me the ambition and drive to hit up the gym more often! icon_biggrin.gif


    A well know fact about training:
    Whether you're 13 or 85, if you're untrained, you can have up to a 85% in strength in the first 16 weeks of training. After that, it levels off and comes much less slowly. It has to do with neurological conditioning as much as anything (the nerve learns how to fire, and gets larger).


    Thanks bro! Makes sense. Well, I'd rather be 85% stronger than what I am now! =)

    Anything else you can give me?
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    Feb 09, 2010 7:14 AM GMT
    Awesome! Push-ups are by far one of the best ways to gain upper body strength. Not to forget it gives you a nice chest. Its definitely one of my favorite exercise. icon_biggrin.gif But remember to do proper push-ups or else it doesn't matter if you can do 100 or 1000. Good luck on your gym ambitions!
  • Quill_Gordon

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    Feb 17, 2010 6:51 AM GMT
    hey jonwaltglat--thanks for the hundred pushups thing. i passed it on to someone on dlist. --0QG
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    Feb 17, 2010 7:55 AM GMT
    So all you do is pushups? That's it?
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    Apr 04, 2010 2:55 PM GMT
    just about to start this myself, upper body strength is rubbish! lol
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    Apr 04, 2010 2:58 PM GMT
    I'm starting my 6th week tomorrow and went from 25 pushups at my first test to 90 without stopping on my last one. My definition in chest is amazing!!!

    www.onehundredpushups.com

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    Apr 04, 2010 3:25 PM GMT
    My personal trainer had me doing this. I found it great as a program. And I really liked having the structure/goals it sets, instead of just doing doing push-ups willy-nilly.
  • mynyun

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    Apr 04, 2010 7:30 PM GMT
    I can do 40 in a row right now, rest for about 20 seconds and then 20 more. 60 and then I come back to it later.
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    Apr 05, 2010 5:52 PM GMT
    congrats on your gains!
  • xcvbn

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    Apr 05, 2010 6:42 PM GMT
    once im done with my physical therapy.. im doing this program.. my friend gave it positive reviews.
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    Nov 06, 2010 1:17 PM GMT
    Ok, I'm bringing this topic to life, anyone experienced this work out plan? I used a Polish equivalent called www.100pompek.pl - in the test I managed 18 push-ups and this Monday i'm gonna start a plan, hope I will beat the magical number once ;)