Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
BCM
User Panel

Page / 29
Link Posted: 1/5/2023 2:26:40 PM EDT
[#1]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Quoted:
I (pushup) tile onto the wall and floor.  Does that count ? https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/264989/6AE4C774-6AB4-4E76-8596-C84856364078_jpe-2661220.JPG
View Quote

Reminds me of the days when I installed casework, crown and base, and granite.
Link Posted: 1/5/2023 2:31:37 PM EDT
[#2]
Link Posted: 1/5/2023 5:48:41 PM EDT
[#3]
3 sets of 20 for 60 total.
Link Posted: 1/5/2023 5:59:28 PM EDT
[#4]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Quoted:

well done talan.

300/day is not unreasonable for me.

I'm already done with day 1's total since starting this thread tonight.

750 remaining for the week.
View Quote
I turn 60 this month and do about 200 per day.  I typically get them in while walking, I drop and knock out 35 push ups every 1/2 mile and get in 3- 5 miles per day, 5-6 days a week depending on my work schedule.

I accept the challenge and will turn it up to 300 per day.

I appreciate the motivation.


Link Posted: 1/5/2023 6:03:20 PM EDT
[#5]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Quoted:
3 sets of 20 for 60 total.
View Quote

Link Posted: 1/5/2023 6:04:02 PM EDT
[#6]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Quoted:
I turn 60 this month and do about 200 per day.  I typically get them in while walking, I drop and knock out 35 push ups every 1/2 mile and get in 3- 5 miles per day, 5-6 days a week depending on my work schedule.

I accept the challenge and will turn it up to 300 per day.

I appreciate the motivation.
View Quote

Link Posted: 1/5/2023 6:48:07 PM EDT
[#7]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Quoted:
Jack LaLanne liked to show off his physical prowess on television. In 1956, he set a world record for pushups, doing 1,033 in 23 minutes
View Quote

Whenever I see/read stuff like that, this is what comes to mind

Most Push Ups in One Hour- Guinness World Records


Brett Masserant 8 hrs push ups


https://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/guy-just-did-13186-pushups-8-hours-and-set-world-record/

When did those start counting as pushups?

In the GWoR (1st) vid, the guy says the rules are strict. Elbows have to be at 90-degrees. It doesn't appear that he ever even gets that low, but as far back as I can recall, a strict pushup was going down enough to juuuust briefly touch my chest to the ground.

When did these super high pushups start counting?
Link Posted: 1/5/2023 6:55:20 PM EDT
[#8]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Quoted:
51 years old here.
Ive found that body weight exercises are a real lifesaver.
I have a routine where I do 50 push ups, sit ups, dips 10 pull ups and plank for a minute every morning before work, and repeat when I get home.
Been on it for 6 months and I feel great. Excellent way to improve your health and your physical appearance.
View Quote

And that's the thing that most people wilfully ignore.

While some of us nuts prefer to lift, ride MTBs, run, kayak etc. (Even in my 50s), it doesn’t take hours of daily exercise to get in and stay in shape. Almost anyone without debilitating injuries/physical issues, can start off slow, and work to the point of doing this daily. A quick workout twice a day, for all the folks saying they don't have the time, or are too tired (the elevated heart rate and metabolic boost actually helps you feel less tired, and more energetic).
Link Posted: 1/5/2023 11:15:25 PM EDT
[#9]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Quoted:
3 sets of 20 for 60 total.
View Quote

3 more sets of 20.

Daily total = 120
Link Posted: 1/5/2023 11:22:22 PM EDT
[#10]
When I was 42-43 I used to do 300 per day, with 80-90 per set.

I’m 48 now and don’t do that much, but I did do 80 before shower today, with 50 in the first set.

ETA:  Forgot to mention that, as others have said, it helps keep my back good.  I have a bad disk in my lower back.
Link Posted: 1/5/2023 11:27:23 PM EDT
[#11]
Link Posted: 1/5/2023 11:27:53 PM EDT
[#12]
Knocked out my 300 this evening along with 50 pull ups, 100 dips, and an ab workout.

Only 360 days to go.
Link Posted: 1/5/2023 11:59:18 PM EDT
[#13]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Quoted:


You're an animal!

I've been sneaking in sets of 10 in my cubicle while no one is around
View Quote

I do the same except I don’t care who is around.

I’m older and have elbow issues, so I’m targeting 40k this year.  So far the elbow is holding up.
Link Posted: 1/6/2023 12:10:55 AM EDT
[#14]
Ya sure I’ll get back on the wagon. 80 a day to start, work to 150.
Link Posted: 1/6/2023 1:36:51 AM EDT
[#15]
I love opportunities to encourage others.

So many people writing in here who are making the decision to improve from where they're at, or those of us who are seasoned in the discipline it takes.

Well done gents.

Very well done.
Link Posted: 1/6/2023 1:50:20 AM EDT
[#16]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Quoted:
Knocked out my 300 this evening along with 50 pull ups, 100 dips, and an ab workout.

Only 360 days to go.
View Quote


You've inspired me to do 1500 next week and following until I get to 10,000.

300x5 days.  Should do this through 17FEB2023.

After that I'm bumping to 2000/wk.

5 weeks of that will go to 24MAR2023.

Then 2500/wk until 70k.  11AUG2023.

3 weeks ahead of schedule.
Link Posted: 1/6/2023 11:42:45 AM EDT
[#17]
I remember seeing your thread on this last year and thinking I might try it this year.

Push-ups used to be my thing when I was out at sea, but that ended over a year ago and I haven't done any since then.

Saw this thread on 1/3 and decided that was still plenty early to catch up; so far for the week I'm at:

1/3: 100 (4x25)
1/4: 200 (30, 35, 35 a.m., 4x25 p.m.)
1/5: 200, same as 1/4 with the addition of chest day at the gym that I skipped the last two weeks. That felt good
1/6: 100 as of 0740 a.m.

My goal was 100 a day, I'll probably stick with that number for now unless I find myself doing sets of 50 and knocking out 200 before work in the morning.
Link Posted: 1/6/2023 11:50:49 AM EDT
[#18]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Quoted:
I remember seeing your thread on this last year and thinking I might try it this year.

Push-ups used to be my thing when I was out at sea, but that ended over a year ago and I haven't done any since then.

Saw this thread on 1/3 and decided that was still plenty early to catch up; so far for the week I'm at:

1/3: 100 (4x25)
1/4: 200 (30, 35, 35 a.m., 4x25 p.m.)
1/5: 200, same as 1/4 with the addition of chest day at the gym that I skipped the last two weeks. That felt good
1/6: 100 as of 0740 a.m.

My goal was 100 a day, I'll probably stick with that number for now unless I find myself doing sets of 50 and knocking out 200 before work in the morning.
View Quote

Awesome.

Link Posted: 1/6/2023 12:04:40 PM EDT
[#19]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Quoted:

Whenever I see/read stuff like that, this is what comes to mind

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ9TDkMC7w4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv8O2diyzSo

https://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/guy-just-did-13186-pushups-8-hours-and-set-world-record/

When did those start counting as pushups?

In the GWoR (1st) vid, the guy says the rules are strict. Elbows have to be at 90-degrees. It doesn't appear that he ever even gets that low, but as far back as I can recall, a strict pushup was going down enough to juuuust briefly touch my chest to the ground.

When did these super high pushups start counting?
View Quote

I agree - those are half-assed push-ups in those videos, IMO. It reminds me of the guys who brag about doing 87 pullups in a row. Then you watch them do their pullups while they're kipping, not dropping to full extension, and not even clearing the bar with their chin on the way up.

I start pushups at full extension with my back straight and drop my chest to within a couple inches from the floor while keeping my head up. Don't get me wrong, however; if my way is improper or bad for the body then I'm all ears.
Link Posted: 1/6/2023 5:13:33 PM EDT
[#20]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Quoted:

3 more sets of 20.

Daily total = 120
View Quote View All Quotes
View All Quotes
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Quoted:
Quoted:
3 sets of 20 for 60 total.

3 more sets of 20.

Daily total = 120

5 sets of 20 knocked out

Daily total 100

2 days total 220
Link Posted: 1/6/2023 6:19:10 PM EDT
[#21]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Quoted:

5 sets of 20 knocked out

Daily total 100

2 days total 220
View Quote

Attachment Attached File
Link Posted: 1/6/2023 10:31:35 PM EDT
[#22]
Long day at work, didn't feel like working out but did it anyway so I could make this post.

3 miles walk and 300 push ups, 50 pull ups, abs.  

364 days to go.
Link Posted: 1/6/2023 10:34:10 PM EDT
[#23]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Quoted:

I agree - those are half-assed push-ups in those videos, IMO. It reminds me of the guys who brag about doing 87 pullups in a row. Then you watch them do their pullups while they're kipping, not dropping to full extension, and not even clearing the bar with their chin on the way up.

I start pushups at full extension with my back straight and drop my chest to within a couple inches from the floor while keeping my head up. Don't get me wrong, however; if my way is improper or bad for the body then I'm all ears.
View Quote


No, I think you're the one doing it right, push-ups are full extension, and all the way down till the first part of you touches the deck. Doing them naked it cheating

Same for pull-ups; if you're not doing full extension to chin over the bar, you're not really doing pull-ups. I'm good for 13 honest-to-God pull-ups at the moment.
Link Posted: 1/6/2023 11:27:15 PM EDT
[#24]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Quoted:

5 sets of 20 knocked out

Daily total 100

2 days total 220
View Quote

4 sets of 25

Daily total 200

2 days total 320
Link Posted: 1/7/2023 10:58:11 PM EDT
[#25]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Quoted:
Long day at work, didn't feel like working out but did it anyway so I could make this post.

3 miles walk and 300 push ups, 50 pull ups, abs.  

364 days to go.
View Quote
Had more spare time today so knocked out a 6 mile walk w/ weighted vest, 25 push ups per 1/2 mile for a total of 300.

Was able to get in a chest and ab workout tonight.

Gotta keep the momentum.
Link Posted: 1/8/2023 12:07:45 AM EDT
[#26]
150 for today.

3 day total = 470
Link Posted: 1/8/2023 10:01:01 AM EDT
[#27]
So this week I'll begin doing 300x5, and I'm trying to decide if I want to start today.

I probably will since I did 1000 in 3 days last week and I think I'm recovered fully.

I expect to do 1500 pushups weekly for the next 12 weeks until reaching 19,000-20k.

That is subject to change if I find 300/day to be to easy.
Link Posted: 1/8/2023 4:26:27 PM EDT
[#28]
6 sets of 50 done today.

1300 YTD.

Looking forward to being at 2500 by Thursday.
Link Posted: 1/8/2023 9:51:46 PM EDT
[#29]
4 mile walk this AM, 25 reps every 1/2 mile = 200

Back work out and knocked the other 100 reps to get me to 300 push ups today.

Keep grinding.

Link Posted: 1/8/2023 9:59:43 PM EDT
[#30]
I've done 10 an hour for a portion of the day, I'll probably end the day at 70 total. This is on top of a 5 mile run.  I can tell my shoulders and chest are fatigued. Had been strength training a lot previously and running minimally; recently that has switched and I've been meaning to spend more time with weights. At least this gets me some body weight reps for a portion of my muscles.

Posting here to start my log and see where I go.

Anyone tracking these on their Garmin watch? I created a strength workout for 10 Pushups and manually run that each set. Use an auto timer to go off every hour as a reminder. I guess I'm hoping at the end of x time I can go back and easily see how many I've done. I'm new to Garmin and especially trying to use it this way.
Link Posted: 1/8/2023 10:39:19 PM EDT
[#31]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Quoted:
4 mile walk this AM, 25 reps every 1/2 mile = 200

Back work out and knocked the other 100 reps to get me to 300 push ups today.

Keep grinding.

View Quote

this is what winning looks like
Link Posted: 1/8/2023 10:43:14 PM EDT
[#32]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Quoted:
I've done 10 an hour for a portion of the day, I'll probably end the day at 70 total. This is on top of a 5 mile run.  I can tell my shoulders and chest are fatigued. Had been strength training a lot previously and running minimally; recently that has switched and I've been meaning to spend more time with weights. At least this gets me some body weight reps for a portion of my muscles.

Posting here to start my log and see where I go.

Anyone tracking these on their Garmin watch? I created a strength workout for 10 Pushups and manually run that each set. Use an auto timer to go off every hour as a reminder. I guess I'm hoping at the end of x time I can go back and easily see how many I've done. I'm new to Garmin and especially trying to use it this way.
View Quote


Good work, R3L04D.

I thought I stopped hating running last year, and for a time, I was enjoying it.  I got to where I was running a mile in 7:40 to 8:00 but never stuck with it over the long term like I did pushups, etc.

All I'm doing is keeping track on a spreadsheet with my food diary.  The daily running total of what my workouts are shows me what my progress is and is essentially my daily blank page that I try to fill up with success.
Link Posted: 1/8/2023 11:20:19 PM EDT
[#33]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Quoted:
I've done 10 an hour for a portion of the day, I'll probably end the day at 70 total. This is on top of a 5 mile run.  I can tell my shoulders and chest are fatigued. Had been strength training a lot previously and running minimally; recently that has switched and I've been meaning to spend more time with weights. At least this gets me some body weight reps for a portion of my muscles.

Posting here to start my log and see where I go.

Anyone tracking these on their Garmin watch? I created a strength workout for 10 Pushups and manually run that each set. Use an auto timer to go off every hour as a reminder. I guess I'm hoping at the end of x time I can go back and easily see how many I've done. I'm new to Garmin and especially trying to use it this way.
View Quote

Link Posted: 1/8/2023 11:43:25 PM EDT
[#34]
135 for the day.

605 total.
Link Posted: 1/9/2023 5:31:19 PM EDT
[#35]
Today's goal is 5 sets of 50 every 5 minutes.

Starting at 1550.

I already completed one set before 1100.  0:42.

1550.  0:41.

1555.  0:41.

1600.  0:40.

1605.  0:41.

1610.  0:51.  That set was tough.

1620.  First set of 10 pullups.

1625. 2nd set of 10.

1630.  3rd set of 10.
Link Posted: 1/9/2023 7:21:25 PM EDT
[#36]
835 pushups today. I will probably do the same on Wednesday. Tomorrow is rest.
Link Posted: 1/9/2023 8:00:21 PM EDT
[#37]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Quoted:
835 pushups today. I will probably do the same on Wednesday. Tomorrow is rest.
View Quote


I did 100 today and my upper body hates me. Did a full body workout today which doesn't help. 835 is great!

How long have you been doing pushups?
Link Posted: 1/9/2023 8:13:02 PM EDT
[#38]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Quoted:


I did 100 today and my upper body hates me. Did a full body workout today which doesn't help. 835 is great!

How long have you been doing pushups?
View Quote


Almost three years. Or do you mean today?
Link Posted: 1/9/2023 8:46:25 PM EDT
[#39]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Quoted:


Almost three years. Or do you mean today?
View Quote
Both I guess.

I've heard people claim pushups are an inefficient workout. Like there are better ways to spend your time doing body weight exercises. And it's overly hard on your elbows for the gain you get. Thoughts?

Link Posted: 1/9/2023 8:55:44 PM EDT
[#40]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Quoted:
835 pushups today. I will probably do the same on Wednesday. Tomorrow is rest.
View Quote

awesome!
Link Posted: 1/9/2023 11:49:57 PM EDT
[#41]
Got jammed up at work today but was able to get in my 300 by knocking out sets of 25 when I could find a minute.

Knocked out shoulders and abs in my garage gym before bed.

Some of the numbers y'all are posting are incredible, my shoulders got sore just reading the thread today.

Gotta keep grinding, I turn 60 in 20 days and need to make the clock go backwards.


Link Posted: 1/10/2023 6:55:22 PM EDT
[#42]
First 2 sets of 50 done today at home.

Got to the gym and did my 3rd set at 1733.  0:41. Shortest platform.

I'm using multiple platform heights today.
Attachment Attached File


4th set is at 1740.  0:45.  Middle platform.

5th set at 1746.  Tallest platform. 0:45.

Last set of the day at 1753. Tallest, middle, and lowest.

10-10-30.  Horizontal the entire set.

0:52.

1900 YTD.
Link Posted: 1/10/2023 7:55:04 PM EDT
[#43]
Decided I'm going to try 100 pushups a day for a month. Sunday I started late and did 70, but did 110 yesterday and I'm at 80 now. Will get another 20 before bed.
Link Posted: 1/10/2023 7:56:02 PM EDT
[#44]
Quoted:
Many of us here in GD have participated in fitness threads and I see a lot of people doing some good work.

I've already begun my journey to 70,000 and the plan is to get them completed before I turn 44.

If you want to participate, tell us where you're starting at, and where do you want to go?

Feel free to follow along here, or mosey into Self Defense and Fitness.

I have roughly 240 days to complete 70,000 pushups.

Let's get after it.

View Quote


Good Idea!!
Link Posted: 1/10/2023 8:11:13 PM EDT
[#45]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Quoted:
Decided I'm going to try 100 pushups a day for a month. Sunday I started late and did 70, but did 110 yesterday and I'm at 80 now. Will get another 20 before bed.
View Quote

awesome
Link Posted: 1/10/2023 8:32:33 PM EDT
[#46]
Y'all are nuts. So many doing so many push-ups might push the Earth out of it's orbit!  
Link Posted: 1/11/2023 12:35:13 AM EDT
[#47]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Quoted:
Y'all are nuts. So many doing so many push-ups might push the Earth out of it's orbit!  
View Quote

Attachment Attached File


Just trying to be like Chuck Norris.

He doesn't do pushups, he pushes earth down.
Link Posted: 1/11/2023 1:08:13 AM EDT
[#48]
It's the 10th, so I'm up to 1,000 pushups this year. Missed yesterday, but made it up today.

Did my usual 100 this morning in three sets, 30-40-30. I think that's the first time I've ever done 40 in a set, feels good.
Link Posted: 1/11/2023 1:10:33 AM EDT
[#49]
4 sets of 25 for 100 today.

Total 705
Link Posted: 1/11/2023 1:58:13 AM EDT
[#50]
Long day of work, at the office from 7-5 and then a 7 hour road trip for a meeting in the AM.

No time to workout but squeezed in 12 sets of 25 push ups throughout the day to stay on track.

Keep Grinding
Page / 29
Close Join Our Mail List to Stay Up To Date! Win a FREE Membership!

Sign up for the ARFCOM weekly newsletter and be entered to win a free ARFCOM membership. One new winner* is announced every week!

You will receive an email every Friday morning featuring the latest chatter from the hottest topics, breaking news surrounding legislation, as well as exclusive deals only available to ARFCOM email subscribers.


By signing up you agree to our User Agreement. *Must have a registered ARFCOM account to win.
Top Top