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Can you do a hundred push ups? Joe Biden can

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  • xWonderboyxxWonderboyx Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I almost failed at the end of W4D1. It's ridiculous! The new way is 21/25/21/21/32. THIRTY TWO! Holy hell I barely squeezed those last two out. If it were not for my wife I wouldn't have been able to do it.

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  • MrMisterMrMister Valuing scholarship above all elseRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I'm weak as shit and definitely started with <5, but I decided to give this a try anyhow. Am sad because I was completely unable to do week two.

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  • UnderdogUnderdog Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    variant wrote: »
    For those of you that get sore and stay sore for long periods of time, have a high protein meal right after your workout. It helps me quite a bit.

    I was pretty damn sore in the first week. But going through the second week, even though it was tough to do, I'm not experiencing much soreness anymore. The 1 day rest is actually enough.

    Yay! The thread is getting some traffic. I'm going to be doing my 1st exhaustion test some time today. I've got high hopes!

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  • UnderdogUnderdog Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    27! Aw man, I was really hoping I'd hit 30. Still, +8 to my limit is not a bad thing.

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  • Unearthly StewUnearthly Stew Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Poodles. After taking like a month of I tried again at week 5. Had to move down to rank one and even then just barely eeked out the final 20. Gotta get back into the swing of things.

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  • xWonderboyxxWonderboyx Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    The end of week for is pretty harsh. I don't know how I'm ever going to do week 5 and 6...

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  • UnderdogUnderdog Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    The end of week for is pretty harsh. I don't know how I'm ever going to do week 5 and 6...

    Well that a shark managed to make it to week 5 is pretty impressive.

    Oh god, w3d1 14/18/14/14/20. This was harder than w2d3, in which I had to do more pushups. What gives?

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  • Unearthly StewUnearthly Stew Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    W5 D2 complete. Again I couldn't push myself over the minimum req for the last set. I may even repeat this week. Although having the 8 sets instead of 5 helped.

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  • xWonderboyxxWonderboyx Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    W5 D2 complete. Again I couldn't push myself over the minimum req for the last set. I may even repeat this week. Although having the 8 sets instead of 5 helped.

    I, too, have been doing the minimum for the last set, and the only thing that is pushing me on to even make it that far is my wife saying I can do it and slapping my ass every time I come up.

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  • DacDac Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    W3D2

    20/25/15/15/35 (min 25)

    Whaaat. I have no idea how I got that high. I doubted I could even get to the minimum on the final set, judging by how tired my arms were after the second set of 15. But I could just... keep... going. Like, way longer than I knew I could.

    I guess this system works better than I thought.

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  • JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I really can't seem to get past week four :?

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  • xWonderboyxxWonderboyx Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Week 5 Day 2 isn't so bad after all. The final 45 was tough, but I did it.

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  • JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Finally completed the updated week 4. Endurance test tomorrow then back into the swing of things :)

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  • xWonderboyxxWonderboyx Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Week 5 is DONE! Fuck yes. That final 50 was tough, but I did it. I threw up in my mouth once, too. But I fucking did it. Week 6, here the fuck I come.

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  • MrMisterMrMister Valuing scholarship above all elseRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Week 5 is DONE! Fuck yes. That final 50 was tough, but I did it. I threw up in my mouth once, too. But I fucking did it. Week 6, here the fuck I come.

    That sounds pretty miserable.

    I'm not in it to do the 100--in fact, doing 100 push ups sounds shitty as hell. I just want to get in a little better shape and this plan seems straightforward and easy to follow.

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  • JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I'm with ya, MrMister, but nonetheless, being able to say that you can do 100 pushups in a single rep is sort of a monolith milestone to make it to.

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  • MrMisterMrMister Valuing scholarship above all elseRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    So on week two I went:

    4/6/4/4/3 day one, then 5/6/4/4/3 day two. I can never seem to do the last set up to the minimum value, and it's rather disheartening. This is the second time I've tried week two... the first time I failed comically enough that I dropped the program. I'm picking it back up but it still feels like I'm stuck.

    And yes, yes I did start in the 'weak as fuck' column.

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  • FallingmanFallingman Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Well, I started again.. week two starts tonight.
    I can see week four looming in the distance.
    A cold wind blows.
    I am scared.

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  • NerissaNerissa Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Wow, people are still starting in on this, cool. :)

    I've been slacking for like 3+ months now, but I've recently gotten back into working out. I've gotten up to the point that I'm almost ready to start doing knee push-ups without the ball under me. In the course of the past month, the ball position has gone from my stomach (fulcrum slightly closer than center of mass - easy), to my pelvis (fulcrum approx. at center of mass - tougher), to my thighs (fulcrum farther than center of mass - definitely tougher).

    I should be doing them without the ball in a week or two, I think I'll re-start this then. Right now, I'm doing a session on the elliptical machine M-Th (well, that's the intent, I don't think I've yet managed a full week due to one thing or another), followed by push-ups on Monday and Wednesday, crunches on Tuesday and Thursday. Shouldn't be too much to fit push-ups in on Friday as well.

    Although, I have to admit, there have been times when I "cheated" a bit and substituted an extra day of push-ups for my crunches. I should probably stop doing that and just force myself to do the crunches.

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  • ProspicienceProspicience The Raven King DenvemoloradoRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Yeah I need to start back up myself. I haven't stopped doing pushups, in fact I still do a ton almost every day. But I'd really like to finish the actual chart. I think I'm going to start back up at week 3 and see how I do... that kinda seems like it defeats the point but whatev.

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  • DynagripDynagrip destroy everything you touch Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2008
    so can any of y'all do a hundred push ups yet?

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  • Unearthly StewUnearthly Stew Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Eh, I was up to week 5 at one point, but I started again at week 2 on Monday and have been going without a day break in between (starting day 3 tomorrow morning.)

    I had been able to do about 40 at my last exhaustion test, up from like 14 on my initial test.

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  • VoodooVVoodooV Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    So I'm going to give this a run. Do you guys allow any resting at all? Back when I was in AFROTC, in our PFT we were allowed a maximum 5 second rest in between push ups as long as it was in the "up" position.

    if so...Initial Rank 3. Max:25.

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  • xWonderboyxxWonderboyx Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Man, I have totally been slacking off. I'm at the start of week 6 and have been for the past two weeks and I'm scared to start back. Also I've been sick with a horrible cold. So maybe when I'm over this it will be fine.

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  • reminderGTOreminderGTO Registered User
    edited November 2008
    Man, I have totally been slacking off. I'm at the start of week 6 and have been for the past two weeks and I'm scared to start back. Also I've been sick with a horrible cold. So maybe when I'm over this it will be fine.

    I'm in the same position except it's been 2 months. I'm not too sure if I should start over or just continue W6 over and over. I'm probably going to go with the latter.

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  • UnderdogUnderdog Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    MrMister wrote: »
    So on week two I went:

    4/6/4/4/3 day one, then 5/6/4/4/3 day two. I can never seem to do the last set up to the minimum value, and it's rather disheartening. This is the second time I've tried week two... the first time I failed comically enough that I dropped the program. I'm picking it back up but it still feels like I'm stuck.

    And yes, yes I did start in the 'weak as fuck' column.

    Are you pausing during the sets? I'll do 5 or 6 and then stay up (back straight, no cheating) for a little rest before pushing out the next few. I find the pauses do a lot to help me make it through. Also, I rest like 2-3 minutes between each set. I'm not really worried about getting to 100, just doing this as exercise because I like the structure.

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  • VoodooVVoodooV Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Yeesh, I suck. I may be able to crank out 25 when I'm fully rested. But my sets so far have been downright sloppy and a complete gasp-fest.

    I started out with week 3 per the directions, but I think I'm definitely repeating it until I can do it more comfortably.

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