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Link Posted: 1/11/2023 2:04:28 AM EDT
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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
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Man, I wish I could get some of my buddies to get motivated like this. Everyone complains about not having time to work out; props to you for finding time to knock out 300 in a 17 hour work day.
Link Posted: 1/11/2023 2:07:07 AM EDT
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LOL, that’s a lot of push-ups!!!

I’m the CrossFit guy (whatever ??) - but it keeps me active 6 days a week @ 41yrs old.

Right now I’ve been doing the Murph (mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats, mile run) once a week since October (38-39 min average).
Push-ups are always the hardest for me. Maybe I should practice more

Good luck OP!!! ??????
Link Posted: 1/11/2023 2:23:28 AM EDT
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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?
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I’ve only seen maybe 2 guys at our gym do those, and in my opinion, those are definitely not push-ups.
IMO - if your chest and thighs don’t touch the ground at the same time, it’s not a push-up.
This is what I go off of. OP - what are you doing?
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And then when I extend up top - my arms completely lock out.
Link Posted: 1/11/2023 9:02:50 AM EDT
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Y'all are doing awesome! Keep it up!

I hit a slowdown after a few days because my chest was feeling it, so I dropped down to 50-60 a day, (no days off though). Now things are much better again and I did 100/day the last two days. I'm aiming to hit 200/day by mid Feb.
Link Posted: 1/11/2023 10:36:46 AM EDT
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I’ve only seen maybe 2 guys at our gym do those, and in my opinion, those are definitely not push-ups.
IMO - if your chest and thighs don’t touch the ground at the same time, it’s not a push-up.
This is what I go off of. OP - what are you doing?
https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/126656/EC244845-1071-4FDB-90BA-1451B92BC5AC_jpe-2668233.JPG

And then when I extend up top - my arms completely lock out.
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I don't touch the ground with my chest each rep, what is necessary is that your triceps are at or below horizontal.

Trying for another 800 ish today
Link Posted: 1/11/2023 11:04:07 AM EDT
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This is a great idea and I’m plugging away at 5-6 sets of 25 every day.  I need to up it to 8 sets of 25.

A free exercise that works a lot of muscles at once is a win.

There is a video of a guy who does this and you can see how it improves his strength overall.
Link Posted: 1/11/2023 11:35:14 AM EDT
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I’ve only seen maybe 2 guys at our gym do those, and in my opinion, those are definitely not push-ups.
IMO - if your chest and thighs don’t touch the ground at the same time, it’s not a push-up.
This is what I go off of. OP - what are you doing?
https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/126656/EC244845-1071-4FDB-90BA-1451B92BC5AC_jpe-2668233.JPG

And then when I extend up top - my arms completely lock out.
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I did these when i was in High School before I got a weight bench. 3 chairs and went down as far as possible.  

3 Chair Push Up Bodyweight Exercise
Link Posted: 1/11/2023 12:00:50 PM EDT
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There was a thread about push-ups last spring, might even have been the same OP. At the time I was just finally recovering from a 2 year long battle with tendinitis in the shoulder. The thread inspired me to start doing push-ups. I worked my way from being able to do less then 20 to being able to do 80 push-ups at a time. I slacked off and have dropped to 70, I need to step up my game again. The goal was to hit 125.
Link Posted: 1/11/2023 1:10:29 PM EDT
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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.
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Heck yeah!
Link Posted: 1/11/2023 1:10:58 PM EDT
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4 sets of 25 for 100 today.

Total 705
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Fantastic.
Link Posted: 1/11/2023 1:11:48 PM EDT
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Man, I wish I could get some of my buddies to get motivated like this. Everyone complains about not having time to work out; props to you for finding time to knock out 300 in a 17 hour work day.
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This right here.

Legit effort.
Link Posted: 1/11/2023 1:12:47 PM EDT
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LOL, that’s a lot of push-ups!!!

I’m the CrossFit guy (whatever ??) - but it keeps me active 6 days a week @ 41yrs old.

Right now I’ve been doing the Murph (mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats, mile run) once a week since October (38-39 min average).
Push-ups are always the hardest for me. Maybe I should practice more

Good luck OP!!! ??????
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Murphs are no joke.

Nicely done.
Link Posted: 1/11/2023 1:17:14 PM EDT
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I’ve only seen maybe 2 guys at our gym do those, and in my opinion, those are definitely not push-ups.
IMO - if your chest and thighs don’t touch the ground at the same time, it’s not a push-up.
This is what I go off of. OP - what are you doing?
https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/126656/EC244845-1071-4FDB-90BA-1451B92BC5AC_jpe-2668233.JPG

And then when I extend up top - my arms completely lock out.
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So I have been doing elevated feet for my sets for several years.

At home I use a dining chair against the wall and when I am at the gym I will use platforms like I pictured yesterday.  Different angles and differing amounts on each platform if a set includes multiple heights within the same 50 count.

If I'm doing a single set on a specific height, my minimum count is 50.

I let my nose to within 3-4" of the floor and extend to lockout.
Link Posted: 1/11/2023 2:18:22 PM EDT
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LOL, that's a lot of push-ups!!!

I'm the CrossFit guy (whatever   ) - but it keeps me active 6 days a week @ 41yrs old.

Right now I've been doing the Murph (mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats, mile run) once a week since October (38-39 min average).
Push-ups are always the hardest for me. Maybe I should practice more

Good luck OP!!!      
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I did a Murph the last two years but am bowing out this year.  The wear and tear on me to do all of the training in a weighted vest were taking a toll on my joints.

Good luck, I hope you crush it.

Link Posted: 1/11/2023 2:45:35 PM EDT
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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?

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This is a challenge for the sake of it, see it as that and nothing more.
Most definitely, doing a bunch of one exercise everyday or a zillion sets/week is dumb. Most likely these guys will lose muscle doing it. No different than a marathon runner. They run long distances to get better at running long distances, at the detriment to their body.

Push ups aren't a bad body weight exercise but hundreds per day are a waste of time. It is junk volume, add a weight vest if you can easily do 100 in a row.

X number of anything everyday works against all knowledge of building strength or muscle and joint health.

If you want to build strength and muscle you need progressive overload and you need time to recover.  


Link Posted: 1/11/2023 4:47:02 PM EDT
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Go easy. Form check. Can take a wider video if that's needed or from the front. Or the back if you like it like that.

Is this close to good form?

Link Posted: 1/11/2023 6:59:26 PM EDT
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Knocked out my first set of 50 today at 1727.  0:42

Goal is every 5 minutes to do another set of 50 until 300.

1732.  0:42.

1737.  0:41.

1742.  0:41.

1747.  0:48

1752.  0:41.

2200 done YTD.
Link Posted: 1/11/2023 7:05:53 PM EDT
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Day 4
100/400
Link Posted: 1/11/2023 10:29:06 PM EDT
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Working on the road this week so had to adapt.  Knocked out sets of 25 push ups throughout the day for a total of 350.

Walked 3 miles on a treadmill and did 5 sets x 10 pull ups.

Keep Grinding


Link Posted: 1/11/2023 10:52:24 PM EDT
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I'm not doing as well as some of you guys, but finished another 110 today, for a total of 530 so far this year.
Link Posted: 1/12/2023 2:18:51 AM EDT
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Working on the road this week so had to adapt.  Knocked out sets of 25 push ups throughout the day for a total of 350.

Walked 3 miles on a treadmill and did 5 sets x 10 pull ups.

Keep Grinding


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Link Posted: 1/12/2023 2:39:17 AM EDT
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4x25 = 100
5x20 = 100
4x15 = 60
4x10 = 40

300 total for the day

1005 total so far
Link Posted: 1/12/2023 5:03:28 PM EDT
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Day 5
100/500
Link Posted: 1/12/2023 5:14:40 PM EDT
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4x25 = 100
5x20 = 100
4x15 = 60
4x10 = 40

300 total for the day

1005 total so far
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Day 5
100/500
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Nicely done!
Link Posted: 1/12/2023 5:45:17 PM EDT
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I knocked out 50 before leaving to run some errands today.  That set took 0:42.

250 to go.  5 sets of 50 left for the week.

Starting at 1618.  0:42.

1624.  0:40.

1630.  0:35

1636.  0:39

1642.  0:41.

2500 pushups done YTD.
Link Posted: 1/12/2023 7:16:03 PM EDT
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Wreck your joints
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The handles you buy that you put on the floor help to keep you from destroying your wrists. They also give you slightly more range of motion. I'm more of a fan of dips, but pushups are underrated by many.
Link Posted: 1/12/2023 10:13:14 PM EDT
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The handles you buy that you put on the floor help to keep you from destroying your wrists. They also give you slightly more range of motion. I'm more of a fan of dips, but pushups are underrated by many.
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I used to have a set of perfect pushup handles.  I gave them to a friend who owns a gym.  At the time I was working out there, I rarely did pushups because I was adamant about hitting the bench 3-4 days a week.

I hope they're getting good use at his gym now.
Link Posted: 1/13/2023 12:32:00 AM EDT
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A few AM meetings and a 7 hour drive so no time for a legit workout.

But did manage to get in 400 push ups throughout the day and 5 x 10 pull ups, 5 x 20 dips and some ab work.

Home for the rest of the week so should be able to get in some better quality work.  

I'm glad the OP made this post, on a week like this in the past I would have skipped a workout the last 3 hectic days.  The challenge of grinding it out just  so I can post on this page is making me do the work.



Keep Grinding.

Link Posted: 1/13/2023 12:53:19 AM EDT
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A few AM meetings and a 7 hour drive so no time for a legit workout.

But did manage to get in 400 push ups throughout the day and 5 x 10 pull ups, 5 x 20 dips and some ab work.

Home for the rest of the week so should be able to get in some better quality work.  

I'm glad the OP made this post, on a week like this in the past I would have skipped a workout the last 3 hectic days.  The challenge of grinding it out just  so I can post on this page is making me do the work.



Keep Grinding.

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this is what winning looks like.
Link Posted: 1/13/2023 1:40:35 AM EDT
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Nice work fellas!!!
Link Posted: 1/13/2023 9:53:12 AM EDT
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A few AM meetings and a 7 hour drive so no time for a legit workout.

But did manage to get in 400 push ups throughout the day and 5 x 10 pull ups, 5 x 20 dips and some ab work.

Home for the rest of the week so should be able to get in some better quality work.  

I'm glad the OP made this post, on a week like this in the past I would have skipped a workout the last 3 hectic days.  The challenge of grinding it out just  so I can post on this page is making me do the work.



Keep Grinding.

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I'm continuing the grind as well. Another 120 in yesterday, because I have more free time today I'm hoping to hit 150 today.

I'm still not quite doing the numbers that I need to hit 70k, but definitely improving. I'll get there.
Link Posted: 1/13/2023 1:57:34 PM EDT
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I'll stick to weight lifting.
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I'll stick to weight lifting.
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Get both.
Link Posted: 1/13/2023 2:54:06 PM EDT
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Get both.
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I'll stick to weight lifting.
Get both.
This

Pushups aren't my only training activity.
Link Posted: 1/13/2023 4:17:28 PM EDT
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Today is pull-up day.

Shooting for 50 in 4-5 sets.

Done with close grip, shoulder width, parallel bars, and single bar parallel.

First set at 1459.  15 reps.

2nd set at 1505.  Close grip underhand.  15 reps.

3rd set at 1510.  Baseball grip on a single bar.  Alternating pullups at both left and right sides of the bar.  10 reps.

4th set at 1515.  10 reps shoulder width grip.

50 reps done today.
Link Posted: 1/13/2023 4:51:46 PM EDT
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Today is pull-up day.

Shooting for 50 in 4-5 sets.

Done with close grip, shoulder width, parallel bars, and single bar parallel.

First set at 1459.  15 reps.

2nd set at 1505.  Close grip underhand.  15 reps.

3rd set at 1510.  Baseball grip on a single bar.  Alternating pullups at both left and right sides of the bar.  10 reps.

4th set at 1515.  10 reps shoulder width grip.

50 reps done today.
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Do you recommend an at home pull up bar?

I've seen those deals that go around your doorway but don't understand how they work nor if they actually work lol
Link Posted: 1/13/2023 5:17:06 PM EDT
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Better to spread the work across multiple movements to avoid repetitive motion injury.
Link Posted: 1/13/2023 5:21:29 PM EDT
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The handles you buy that you put on the floor help to keep you from destroying your wrists. They also give you slightly more range of motion. I'm more of a fan of dips, but pushups are underrated by many.
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The handles you buy that you put on the floor help to keep you from destroying your wrists. They also give you slightly more range of motion. I'm more of a fan of dips, but pushups are underrated by many.

Make a fist and do them on fists?  Also a fan.

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I did these when i was in High School before I got a weight bench. 3 chairs and went down as far as possible.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHk2Kly6k7s


These look like Hunter Biden pushups.
Link Posted: 1/13/2023 5:29:09 PM EDT
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I used to have a set of perfect pushup handles.  I gave them to a friend who owns a gym.  At the time I was working out there, I rarely did pushups because I was adamant about hitting the bench 3-4 days a week.

I hope they're getting good use at his gym now.
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I had a set of those, probably still in the basement somewhere. I picked up a cheapo set of tubular steel ones that don't rotate, they were like $9. I really like them for neutral grip, or especially reverse grip, push ups. Reverse grip with arms tucked close are great for triceps and hitting the upper chest. I never felt great about doing that with a bar with any significant weight, but pushups done with that hand position are fantastic. I find that they are an excellent supplement to dips and dumbbell benching.
Link Posted: 1/13/2023 6:20:28 PM EDT
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I've seen those deals that go around your doorway but don't understand how they work nor if they actually work lol
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I have zero experience with those things.

They might work just fine but I always use a gym for such exercises.

Link Posted: 1/14/2023 12:46:59 AM EDT
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Got jammed up with work again today and had to settle for some body weight exercises only.

400 push ups, 5 x 10 pull ups, 5 x 20 dips, and 20 minutes of abs.

Not as much as I wanted but better than nothing.

Keep grinding.
Link Posted: 1/14/2023 1:19:36 AM EDT
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Got jammed up with work again today and had to settle for some body weight exercises only.

400 push ups, 5 x 10 pull ups, 5 x 20 dips, and 20 minutes of abs.

Not as much as I wanted but better than nothing.

Keep grinding.
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Link Posted: 1/14/2023 1:41:08 AM EDT
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Do you recommend an at home pull up bar?

I've seen those deals that go around your doorway but don't understand how they work nor if they actually work lol
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I have one, and I've been using it for years. It most definitely works as intended. Be warned that if you have light-colored wood around the door frame, it will get black marks on it from the foam on the bar.
Link Posted: 1/14/2023 10:40:21 AM EDT
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Finished yesterday, forgot to post
Day 6
100/600
Link Posted: 1/14/2023 1:01:32 PM EDT
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I'm having a difficult time taking 3 consecutive days off from doing pushups.

I know I had originally planned to do 1000 this week, and have already bumped that up to 1500.  I know my plan to get 70,000 done by the end of August is now scheduled to complete 3 weeks ahead of that.  But, I know the effort I am capable of producing, and that's why today I'll continue my path forward.

Part of this is the inspiration provided from HDLS, Jerryjeff, 545days, HiPower1935, djkest, and R3L04D.  Thank you to each of you for continuing the progress

I plan on doing 250 today, which will bring this week's total to 1750.  I will achieve the same next week.  That will put me 500 reps ahead of schedule.

What's the long term goal behind this?  More time in the fall for strength training to see if I can reach my 1RM bench press of 100lbs over my bodyweight.  If doing this work now gives me an extra week or 2 to get there, that's 2 extra weeks.

Godspeed gents and I pray we are successful.
Link Posted: 1/14/2023 1:42:52 PM EDT
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5 sets of 50 beginning at 1215.

I plan on completing this during the first half of Wildcats at Vols.

1215.  0:42.
1221.  0:42.
1227.  0:42.
1233.  0:39.
1239.  0:37.

2750 ytd.
Link Posted: 1/14/2023 10:31:29 PM EDT
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Two weeks into the new year, 1400 push-ups done.

Did 100 again today, 30-40-30, totally forgot to do the last set while I was hurrying out the door to get to a shotgun shoot this morning, did it after I clicked on this thread and remembered.

Two weeks ago I don't think I could have done 40 in a set (okay, know I couldn't have), today I got to 40 and felt like I still had a few more in me.

All these push-ups are starting to show up in the gym too; did 43 reps in 4 sets of 50lbs incline dumbbell presses, and 38 reps in 4 sets of 130lbs bench presses. Given that I currently weigh 158, I feel pretty good about that.

ETA: @M4ger you're a friggin' beast man, thanks for the inspiration.
Link Posted: 1/14/2023 10:58:48 PM EDT
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Ahhhh, the weekend.

Got in my 300 push ups as well as a 6 mile walk in a weighted vest and a solid back, biceps, and ab workout.

Keep Grinding.
Link Posted: 1/14/2023 11:28:17 PM EDT
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Finished yesterday, forgot to post
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Day 7
100/700

I've done 700 pushups. Honestly that's probably more than I've done in my lifetime prior to this week.
Link Posted: 1/15/2023 1:05:17 AM EDT
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Two weeks into the new year, 1400 push-ups done.

Did 100 again today, 30-40-30, totally forgot to do the last set while I was hurrying out the door to get to a shotgun shoot this morning, did it after I clicked on this thread and remembered.

Two weeks ago I don't think I could have done 40 in a set (okay, know I couldn't have), today I got to 40 and felt like I still had a few more in me.

All these push-ups are starting to show up in the gym too; did 43 reps in 4 sets of 50lbs incline dumbbell presses, and 38 reps in 4 sets of 130lbs bench presses. Given that I currently weigh 158, I feel pretty good about that.

ETA: @M4ger you're a friggin' beast man, thanks for the inspiration.
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very well done!

by year's end, you're going to do 80-90 reps in one set.

and in 2024, 100-120.

thanks for the kindness and encouragement too
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