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10-30-2010, 04:48 AM
 
Hi Gang

Just to say that i have finished my first week on the 10,000 Pushup Challenge.

My total pushups = 3500 REPS.

feeling good at the moment.

All the best.

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10-30-2010, 07:00 AM
 
Great job Keith!

I'd be interested in seeing a breakdown of your protocol: How many per day? How often? What kind?, etc.

Thanks.

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10-30-2010, 12:05 PM
 
Hi Paul

Thanks for the remarks.

I have been doing 1000 reps on Monday and Wednesday, was meant to do training on Friday but to tired, so trained today which i done 1500 reps.

Monday and today i did military pushups from the floor and on wednesday i did military pushups with a 32 inch wide grip with pushup handles.

My reps go from 80 - the lowest being 30.

The workout takes less than an hour.

I will be training the pushup 3 - times per week, taking a day or 2 between workouts, never do less than 3 times per week. I have worked it out and if i do 3000 + reps per week then i should be on course to complete the program.

If you have any more questions, send them my way and i will try to answer them, cheers.

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10-30-2010, 12:19 PM
 
Your approach is saner than what I did, Keith. I should have spread it out better instead of doing 31 days' worth in 24.

I'm astounded you can do 1500 in an hour.The 1 hour record apparently is 3,877!!!

http://www.recordholders.org/en/list/pushups.html

Paddy Doyle did 2,521 1-armed pushups in an hour. :O
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10-31-2010, 03:50 AM
 
Hi Viking Dan

Just to say i only do every other day as my body aches sometimes, apart from doing this training i do, ui train in karate and kickboxing, i have for years now and this takes a great amount of my time, i have a understanding family.In my martial arts practice we do loads of bodyweight exercises, but i do not count these as part of my training.

A few years ago, i could do over 100 pushups in 1 set and rest for a minute and then do the next set. I would do this for 10 sets.

Hi Paul Smith

Just to say that you can follow my workouts on the G.U.T.S. forum under The Big 3.

Thanks again to both of you for the positive feedback.

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11-01-2010, 11:22 AM
 
Hi Guys

Just wanted to say i have just started my second week and it felt good.

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I have been nursing a nagging hand injury and had only done a handful of pushups for over a month, so the 10,000 push ups and the wheel roll outs came at a great time for me. I decided to ease back in by doing 30 x 10 Mixed Pushups and 10 x 10 full roll outs from the kneel with mixed DVR / VRT, Iso Power flexes and mixed yoga, sprints and squats.

So far I hit the pushups everyday, Sat Thursday and the roll outs 4 days. The first couple of days I was very frustrated about the amount of effort I had to put into the pushups, I never got to the point of technical failure but a couple of months ago I was regularly doing over 60 a set and struggling with 30 was a little humbling.

Well, after the third day I found my stride again, the groove was greased and the pushups came easier each set. The other great thing is that my hand feels better then it has in months, even much better then Sat. when I started doing the pushups! Great!

I was a little sore after the first couple days of roll outs but they are now feeling good as well and I could have done double yesterday if I would have pushed myself.

However, I have decided to continue to go at a steady pace this month instead of over doing it, my plan for the next 4 weeks is to increase my pushup and roll out sets by 5 reps per set each week. In the past I have been guilty of pushing to hard and I feel like if I take this measured approach it will still get me to 500 pushups and 300 daily roll outs before Dec. when my work schedule opens up a bit and I can devote more time to training.

Thanks for these threads; it gave me one additional reason to format my training agenda.

Take Care and Good Luck,


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11-06-2010, 10:52 AM
 
Hi mwm

Keep up the pushups at your own pace and your hand will strengthen in time, once it does you can do more pushups.

Tomorrow will be my last workout for week 2, i dod not think i will be doing as many as week one as this has been a busy week, but we'll see.

I will let you know my workout once it's done tomorrow.

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