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Monday, March 17, 2008

Do You Do Pushups?


Do You Do Pushups Or What?

So I'm just wondering if you do pushups. Simple question really, and I'm looking for a straight forward answer. Pushups are the benchmark of fitness - and the exercise most newbies are afraid of doing.

Do you do them at all? Do you have a plan in place for becoming better at them? Do you do pushups every day? do you use any of the devices, such as the or other such devices?

What do you think is the ultimate target goal for pushups anyway?

100 pushups a day?

100 pushups in a single session, without stopping?

I'm curious.

What sort of pushup experience do you have, what's your goal and what program do you have in place to reach it?

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At 8:41 AM, Anonymous No More Fat Dad said...

Craig has us do quite a few pushups in Belly Off and Turbulence Training. Besides the standard pushups, he has us doing offset pushups (the bane of my existence) and spiderman pushups.

I'm working towards passing the Navy SEAL Fitness Challenge where the minimum standard is 40 pushups in 2 minutes and the SEAL standard being 80 in the same time. Of course, that's right after swimming 500M doing the breast stroke.

At 12:03 PM, Anonymous Alexandra said...

Here I was feeling really powerful for doing 20 standard pushups per day and then I read this and realize "it ain't no big deal" afterall!
Guess I am going to have to up the ante if I want to be a boomer female pushup model to at least 40 standards a day in two minutes. LOL Will let you know when I get there.


At 2:54 PM, Blogger American Muslima Writer said...

Ohh those mean push-ups! Yes I'm a begginer at weightloss and workingout regularly but I do try to do the push ups and sit ups with every day's exercize. My goal is to do as many as I can in one minute (everyone has time for one lousy minute I think to myself). Usually i start out with 11-15 but I notice quickly improvement and can reach 20-25 in one minute and usualy I'm motivated enough to keep going if my arms haven't collapsed to 30 or 40 (the minutes don't matter after that it's just to keep going until you fall). I admit I do them Girly style on my knees but with proper posture. I have pathetic weak wrists so I do them with plenty of support (i.e. fluffy blanket or pillows under me)
Now this Navy SEAL man is laughing at my 11 pushups on pillows but it's working! I'm gaining strength and loosing weight! Push-ups CAN be fun and not evil!

At 3:08 PM, Anonymous Rob said...

@AMW - he's not laughing at you at all. When I began at 475 lbs, I could only do 3 and I had to do them incline on the stairs.

the fact that you've taken action and are doing them is incredible AND, it doesn't matter where you're at in your journey, if you're getting stronger, getting results, and getting fit then you're doing it.

numbers are only for our own personal bests (PB's). Beat your own PB, not others, unless you're challenging yourself.

At 5:45 PM, Anonymous Mil said...

can i please have ur permission to use ur pushup photo for my facebook fitness group

At 5:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I usually start out with 20-25 pushups, wait like 5 minutes go for another 20-25 rinse and repeat until I can do around 50 without stopping... I usually try to do atleast 150 pushups a day, it really makes a huge difference in your strength and the way you feel during the day.


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