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#1652076 - 01/18/12 04:07 PM Re: 2012 Pushup Challenge kitten
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I just realized this morning that my dog can plank effortlessly for very long periods of time. It's almost like she is just standing there. smile
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#1652079 - 01/18/12 03:59 PM Re: 2012 Pushup Challenge kitten
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#1652119 - 01/18/12 04:32 PM Re: 2012 Pushup Challenge Pup
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Originally Posted By: Pup
Sets of 18, 18 and 16 this morning. I was sore going to bed and very sore waking up, so I'm happy with what I did. I'll put up one set of 16 tonight.

I'm getting very close to not being able to complete the total required in my first set. I'll "max" each day with my first set until I can no longer make it. While that will likely hinder the total sets I can do, it is my goal to make it to 25. I don't see 31 as a possibility at this point, but who knows.


Pup, the guy that holds the world record for pushups started with just 1. you are doing great!
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#1652124 - 01/18/12 04:35 PM Re: 2012 Pushup Challenge kitten
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Just curious for a show of hands (so to speak) how many of you have noticed a diverence difference in your body since we started this, because I know some of you have.....
You dont even need to answer, just wanted you to note what has changed. Even those who are concerned that you only do knee pushups or a few "real" one's....how many could you do before?
You are all doing really amazing!


Fixed eek

Thanks Pale!
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#1652127 - 01/18/12 04:37 PM Re: 2012 Pushup Challenge kitten
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Ditto. smile
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#1652154 - 01/18/12 04:59 PM Re: 2012 Pushup Challenge kitten
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At first I read BBB1's post as whether my body was noticing a deliverance.

I ain't been delivered yet but am looking forward to the experience.

Now as to a difference, not in this tired worn out body, but that may be an age thing....
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#1652187 - 01/18/12 05:36 PM Re: 2012 Pushup Challenge Pale Rider
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Originally Posted By: Pale Rider
At first I read BBB1's post as whether my body was noticing a deliverance.

I ain't been delivered yet but am looking forward to the experience.

Now as to a difference, not in this tired worn out body, but that may be an age thing....


Yeah....bad spelling only! Really hope that nobody is hearing banjo music and having a "Delivernce" experience! eek
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#1652196 - 01/18/12 05:54 PM Re: 2012 Pushup Challenge kitten
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Do more push-ups, or else??

I'm not sure that's the kind of motivation that people here want or need!
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#1652201 - 01/18/12 05:59 PM Re: 2012 Pushup Challenge kitten
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Do more pushups or pay in beer?

THAT's motivation smile
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#1652202 - 01/18/12 06:00 PM Re: 2012 Pushup Challenge kitten
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Not MORE pushups, just pushups in general.

I can't WAIT until I get my free Hefeweizen from Jen. smile

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#1652204 - 01/18/12 06:01 PM Re: 2012 Pushup Challenge Matt_B
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Originally Posted By: Matt_B
Do more push-ups, or else??

I'm not sure that's the kind of motivation that people here want or need!


Ok....
:calls KY:

"....Hello! Yeah, hi...you can cancel the Hillbillys." laugh
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#1652369 - 01/18/12 08:25 PM Re: 2012 Pushup Challenge kitten
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I can do almost 15 without breaking stride now. About 15 more than I could do before!

My running resolution was to buck up and not go home before 2 miles when I get out, and it was the right decision - I've been making it to 3 much more consistently now! (Even in 20 degrees, once even in the snow...) Definitely time to start perusing the state for 5K races (always made better by omelette parties at our house after.)

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#1652374 - 01/18/12 08:14 PM Re: 2012 Pushup Challenge kitten
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Way to go CheshireAliCat!! smile
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#1652382 - 01/18/12 08:31 PM Re: 2012 Pushup Challenge kitten
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I am having a real bad day....now I read CheshireAli as saying she can do almost 15 without breaking wind...
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#1652436 - 01/18/12 08:51 PM Re: 2012 Pushup Challenge CheshireAliCat
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Originally Posted By: CheshireAliCat
I can do almost 15 without breaking stride now. About 15 more than I could do before!

My running resolution was to buck up and not go home before 2 miles when I get out, and it was the right decision - I've been making it to 3 much more consistently now! (Even in 20 degrees, once even in the snow...) Definitely time to start perusing the state for 5K races (always made better by omelette parties at our house after.)


AWESOME!!
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#1652451 - 01/18/12 09:20 PM Re: 2012 Pushup Challenge Pale Rider
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Originally Posted By: Pale Rider
I am having a real bad day....now I read CheshireAli as saying she can do almost 15 without breaking wind...



Is it your old eyes or old mind? smirk
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#1652491 - 01/18/12 09:47 PM Re: 2012 Pushup Challenge CheshireAliCat
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Originally Posted By: CheshireAliCat
I can do almost 15 without breaking stride now. About 15 more than I could do before!

My running resolution was to buck up and not go home before 2 miles when I get out, and it was the right decision - I've been making it to 3 much more consistently now! (Even in 20 degrees, once even in the snow...) Definitely time to start perusing the state for 5K races (always made better by omelette parties at our house after.)


:heads pops up:
Omlettes!?!? Omlettes where!? laugh
Way to go Smiley! Thats great!
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#1652493 - 01/18/12 09:49 PM Re: 2012 Pushup Challenge kitten
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So people are telling me that I shouldn't work out everyday. Are they full of you know what?? I am confused
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#1652501 - 01/18/12 10:12 PM Re: 2012 Pushup Challenge kitten
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Your body does need time to rest.

I only run 4 days a week, even in marathon training. I try to fill two others with yoga, strength training, or cross training of some sort. One day needs to be truly rest. (minus this insane push up obsession)
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#1652502 - 01/18/12 10:01 PM Re: 2012 Pushup Challenge Bec
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Originally Posted By: Bec
So people are telling me that I shouldn't work out everyday. Are they full of you know what?? I am confused


Well, who are the people? Yes, they may be full of waste.
If you are doing resistance or weight training then, yes there is some validity to the statement, sort of. When you lift, the specific muscles that you worked need 48 hours of recouperation. So if you did a full body workout in the weight room, or some similar resistance training, you would do it M-W-F. If you do a slpit routine, (Monday=chest, Tuesday=back, Wednesday=shoulders, Thursday=legs, Friday=arms) you workout everyday, but each muscle gets a week of rest. It just depends on what your goal is.
You can work abs everyday.
If you are running, doing cardio or etc, you can do it every day, but some variance in speed and distance may be of help.
You can do pushups everyday.

I hope that helps some.
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#1652503 - 01/18/12 10:02 PM Re: 2012 Pushup Challenge kitten
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Recovery days are important, or at least to alternate muscle groups that you're working on. I don't think you'll find many people that actually work out 7 days a week, I only do 6 myself. A lot of people I know take off Sunday and Wednesday or something like that. Or at least consider one day to be a lighter workout. It's necessary to give yourself rest so muscles can rebuild and also to prevent strain/injury.


Edit: What ^^ he said.
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#1652522 - 01/18/12 10:40 PM Re: 2012 Pushup Challenge kitten
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Thanks guys, that does help a lot. I think I am doing enough different things that I won't strain anything. But The advice is wonderful. I swear this thread and all of you have been very very encouraging and not only that but you all are keeping me accountable!
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#1652531 - 01/18/12 11:26 PM Re: 2012 Pushup Challenge Bec
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Originally Posted By: Bec
So people are telling me that I shouldn't work out everyday. Are they full of you know what?? I am confused


it depends what tyhpe of workout your are doing, cardio or strength training. for cardio, usually 1-2 days of rest per week is sufficient (studies have shown that working out 7 days a week is actually worse for you over a long period of time as your body does need the rest). If you are doing weights, every other day is sufficient.

This is a very high level answer...and it can change depending on the type of training you're doing, if you add something other than straight cardio (running, walking, eliptical, etc) or weights - like yoga, pilates, stretching, swimming, etc
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#1652576 - 01/19/12 12:37 PM Re: 2012 Pushup Challenge kitten
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That's why as the numbers of pushups gets higher, you might also think about doing them every other day. Once we're up to 100+, you can do them on even days or odd days, etc.

No one should do so much as to get hurt. The old adage "no pain, no gain" is not a good one.

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#1652582 - 01/19/12 01:02 PM Re: 2012 Pushup Challenge kitten
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I typically follow a 4-day cycle.
No Intensity Day: Joint Mobility, Body Rolling
Low Intensity Day: Generally yoga
Moderate Intensity: Training work (5 or 6 on a scale of 1 - 10)
High Intensity: Training work (8 or 9 on a scale of 1 - 10)

If I wanted to apply this to doing 100 push-ups, one approach would be:
No Intensity: Joint Mobility, extra shoulder, elbow and wrist mobility
Low Intensity: basic stress conversion set of poses (another post)
Moderate: 5 pushups on the minute for 20 minutes
High: 6 pushups on the minute for 16 minutes.
No:
Low:
Moderate: 6 pushups on the minute for 16 minutes
High: 7 pushups on the minute for 15 minutes
etc, etc, ratcheting up the 'density' (work over time) as you go.

Eventually, if it was your goal, you'd get to doing 1 single set of 100 pushups.

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