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Posted: 6/28/2003 10:09:14 PM EDT
I'm good for about 40-45 in a row. I don't know what a good number is. Lets set the bar!
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 10:17:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 10:19:32 PM EDT
Been awhile, but I did 70 on a regular basis.
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 10:26:30 PM EDT
How old are you? How much do you weigh? 40 in 2 minutes was the minimum for 18 yo's when I was in the Army. I have no idea what it is now.
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 10:33:15 PM EDT
I USUALLY do one at a time....when I was younger,I could do 1 after the other.
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 10:39:19 PM EDT
Back in the police academy days I could knock out 80 without stopping fairly easy when I had myself pumped up for PT evals. Nowadays...hehe, well I'd be lucky to do 20.
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 10:39:41 PM EDT
50....if i am pissed off though, I'll keep going untill i physically strain somthing.
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 10:51:41 PM EDT
I used to do 50 in 60 seconds on my way to 80-90 tops. I broke 100 a few times but not reliably and not without breaking form. "Used to". [;)]
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 10:55:17 PM EDT
around 120 non stop, but Ive been doing them daily for the last 22 years, they feel so easy I can do them really fast especially since Im not a heavy person. If you practice everyday and you dont have a lot of excess body weight they get really easy. I usually do them 100 per set x 3 sometimes I do them with my feet on an incline to increase the resistance and work the shoulders more. I always us my own body weight for work outs, I dont even lift weights, just push ups, sit ups, pull ups, streching, running.
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 10:57:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/28/2003 10:58:14 PM EDT by Demordrah]
Originally Posted By The_Macallan: I used to do 50 in 60 seconds on my way to 80-90 tops. I broke 100 a few times but not reliably and not without breaking form. "Used to". [;)]
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My martial arts instructor used to make me do that every freakin' day. Then again, he was a close friend of mine and I'm sure he derived some kind of pleasure in having me work harder than I really needed to considering I never had to pay a penny for my training [:|]
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 11:02:22 PM EDT
After BP Academy I could do over a hundred at once. Now I'm lucky to do one. TS
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 11:06:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/28/2003 11:07:11 PM EDT by The_Macallan]
Originally Posted By Demordrah:
Originally Posted By The_Macallan: I used to do 50 in 60 seconds on my way to 80-90 tops. I broke 100 a few times but not reliably and not without breaking form. "Used to". [;)]
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My [red]martial arts instructor[/red] used to make me do that every freakin' day. Then again, he was a close friend of mine and I'm sure he derived some kind of pleasure in having me work harder than I really needed to considering I never had to pay a penny for my training [:|]
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Yep - that was me. Martial Arts Instructor Motto: [b]"Your pain is our pleasure."[/b] heh-heh... [devil] What style martial arts were you into? I taught Shotokan, Kenpo and Tae Kwan Do. Ahhhhh.... those were the days.
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 12:51:27 AM EDT
around 100, course I aint old like you farts. [:D] Most ever was 127, but I regretted that in the morning and the days following.
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 12:58:46 AM EDT
What's the President's council on Fitness' number?? They standards are fairly though- especially if you're over 23ish.
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 1:08:04 AM EDT
Just enough to pass the PC test. Of course, now that i'm out of BMT, I jsut pedal that bike. Aim High....lol...
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 1:49:57 AM EDT
50-60. Last year I couldn't knock out 20 if you put a gun to my head, so I think I've made some progress [;)]
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 2:16:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
Originally Posted By Demordrah:
Originally Posted By The_Macallan: I used to do 50 in 60 seconds on my way to 80-90 tops. I broke 100 a few times but not reliably and not without breaking form. "Used to". [;)]
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My [red]martial arts instructor[/red] used to make me do that every freakin' day. Then again, he was a close friend of mine and I'm sure he derived some kind of pleasure in having me work harder than I really needed to considering I never had to pay a penny for my training [:|]
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Yep - that was me. Martial Arts Instructor Motto: [b]"Your pain is our pleasure."[/b] heh-heh... [devil] What style martial arts were you into? I taught Shotokan, Kenpo and Tae Kwan Do. Ahhhhh.... those were the days.
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He was teaching me mostly Shaolin Kempo, and also added a mixture of other things like Judo and Jujitsu so if the fight went to the ground (like most real-world fights do) I wouldn't end up screwed beyond my means. The weapons training was always fun, except for on the off chance that a wayward block resulted in my thumb being smashed with a bokken. I unfortunately was forced to stop training as the result of an ankle injury I sustained playing basketball with my brothers and cousins one year at Easter time. I went up to block a shot, and came down onto a divet in the driveway that bent my ankle completely sideways. I tore all sorts of tendons and ligaments and other assorted wonderful things. Damned thing instantly swelled to the size of a grapefruit. I literally was incapable of running for a year without it causing me pain, and it was just never quite the same after that. It's too bad. The arts are great dicipline, and excellent exercise as well.
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 3:51:21 AM EDT
Wow.. ya'll got me beat I did 6 in a row one time, but I got a brain freeze and had to stop... I wish they'd make a grape flavor instead of that crappy orange [:)]
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 4:23:12 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Crappybob: I'm good for about 40-45 in a row. I don't know what a good number is. Lets set the bar!
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Around a hundred when I was 18 and 160 lbs. (37 years ago!) [lol]
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 4:43:16 AM EDT
I start my work out with push ups and can do around 40 or so depending on how tired I am & I'm 41 fast approaching 42 and weigh 210.
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 4:45:52 AM EDT
80 or so.
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 4:48:54 AM EDT
81[;)]
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 5:34:30 AM EDT
It depends on who's underneath me.
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 5:48:49 AM EDT
1, 2... no 1 1/2........where's the beer?
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 5:49:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By KODoc: It depends on who's underneath me.
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[lol]
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 7:12:38 AM EDT
Just did this on Friday. Cooper Institute PT test. Their standard is resting in the "up" position only, not allowed to lift your rear end up to rest, arms shoulder width apart, and your chest has to touch a 4" sponge on every "down" stroke. No time limit; just go until muscle failure. I did 47, which put me over the 90th percentile for folks in law enforcement in the US, who, believe it or not, are actually in slightly better physical shape on average than their non-LE counterparts, at least according to Cooper Institute studies. I was over the 95th percentile in most of the other stuff on the test (sit and reach, sit-ups, bench press, leg press, 1 and 1/2 mile run).
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 7:25:35 AM EDT
I can only do one at a time, but I can do about 50 in a row. [:D]
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 7:46:24 AM EDT
I'm 42, shortly going on 43. 5 mornings a week, I do one set of 80, followed over the next 25 minutes by 4 sets of 60. The 80 takes about one minute, and the 60's take about 40 seconds. Things slow down just a bit towards the end of the set of 80. Our PT guy told me to keep my head looking slightly up and forward. Not too much though: You don't want to strain your neck. It seems to make a big difference towards the end. I also take a deep breath before I start a set, and hold it until I hit 40, then I start breathing again. I also breath out on the down stroke, and in on the push up. It seems unorthodox, but it helps to keep my lungs strong for running and cycling. I don't bench weight at all anymore: Only pushups. Jay
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 8:02:05 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By AZCOP: I also take a deep breath before I start a set, and hold it until I hit 40, then I start breathing again. I also breath out on the down stroke, and in on the push up. It seems unorthodox, but it helps to keep my lungs strong for running and cycling. Jay
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Jay, holding your breath during exercise accomplishes nothing besides enabling a build-up of CO2 and encouraging an anaerobic muscle respiratory state. This will only lead to an acidotic state by the build of of acid metabolites of anaerobic activity and from retained CO2. It does absolutely nothing to "strenghten " your lungs. The normal physiologic impulse is to breathe while engaging in strenuous activity for maximum oxygenation of muscle cells and maintaining proper pH balance which is necessary for normal physiologic functioning, nevermind strenuous exercise, by blowing off CO2. BTW a push up is simply reverse bench press and, as such, it is probably best to follow the conventional wisdom of controlled exhalation at the point of greatest exertion. It's not nice to fool with Mother Nature.[;)]
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 8:07:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/29/2003 8:08:34 AM EDT by Andreuha]
Originally Posted By Crappybob: I'm good for about 40-45 in a row. I don't know what a good number is. Lets set the bar!
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There is no bar. 100 is GOOD. I just did 73 straight. Age:17 Weight: ~175# Really working out for 8 months maybe (had broken arm)
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 8:10:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 8:13:46 AM EDT
When I got out of the Navy I swore I'd never PT again....now I just drink beer... [sniper2] [headbang]
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 8:22:08 AM EDT
When I was 23: 96 in two minutes. Now that I'm 38: About 60. Please shoot me.
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 8:31:23 AM EDT
Probably bout 50 in a minute....19yo, 150 lbs. Could do better a year ago when I still worked out. Had my bench to about 290 (ass still on the bench) and my squat to 375 (calves nearly touching my hammies). There's no point if its not good form [:D]. [sniper]
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 8:56:32 AM EDT
Push-ups? They taste good, I like the cherry ones. AB
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 6:06:48 AM EDT
Uh....... Pushup[b]s[/b]? Plural? [lol]
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 6:33:52 AM EDT
I do about 60, then stop so that I can to another set of at least 50 after that.
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 6:47:08 AM EDT
Not really sure but it was definitely while i was in bootcamp. Marine Drill Instructors like to keep you motivated by doing shit like changing the count or starting over. Lots of fun. When all 50 recruits are laying in their own pool of sweat trying to "cheat" while the DI has his back turned, it's gotta be quite a few pushups. Funny sight seeing the DI walk down the middle of the squadbay, "highway" for those in the know, and as he passes recruits, they stop pushing while he counts. When he gets to the end and turns around, everyone starts again.
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 6:51:31 AM EDT
My best ever was 100 straight. That was 6 years ago and I was 40 years old. I had been lifting weights and running every day for 2 years prior to that. I easily went to 100, I stopped there because I took on a bet that I couldn't do that many - not sure how far I could have gone. Now six years later my weight lifting is down to about 3 times a week and I know I'm probably only good for about 60.
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 12:35:45 PM EDT
Wow some of yous guys can do a lot... when I was taking Kenpo we did 25-30 at a time, for about 5 sets. I was 21, 190 lbs.
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 12:43:07 PM EDT
3,416 in one hour sounds pretty good [url]http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/content_pages/video.asp?videoid=100272[/url]
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 12:44:30 PM EDT
One time I did soo many pushups that I popped a huge boner.
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 1:25:44 PM EDT
Back in the day I was in the USArmy I could crank out about 150 without too much effort. Of course I averaged about 295-297 on the APFT. Now I think maybe 50 or so, my GF drags me to the gym with her so these last few months I have been improving.
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 1:39:54 PM EDT
Depends on age in the military. These days its 28 minimum without stopping for 40y/o male, I think. It used to be as many as possible in two mins. I hit 35 and call it good, its a pass or fail test.
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