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Offline Uroboros

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Re: One Hundred Push Ups
« Reply #180 on: March 28, 2012, 12:17:56 pm »
It's worth mentioning that some may have to go through the DOMS period of awesome crippling achey stiffness, if the muscle groups related to push-ups have been underused for a long time. It would probably be best if you allowed yourself a few days for that initial stiffness to subside, so that your muscles are properly prepared to be subjected to the workout you'll be giving them (and your endurance will be far better as a result of the absense of the immediate pain). Also, if you're quite heavy, you may want to consider doing push-ups from the knee, rather than the foot. There is such a thing as overdoing it, and the last thing you want to do is screw one of your elbows, as that would kind of immediately screw up your push-up routine whilst you recover. I'm no fitness fanatic and I'm actually still pretty new to the strength workout side of things, but it seems that once you remember to BREATHE, things get a lot easier. :P

Just remember that fitness of any good degree is more of a lifestyle choice, and not a one-off project that maintains itself. It would be far better for you to do smaller, comfortable sets of push-ups as a regular routine, every second day, than perform the 100-Push-Up program to completion once, then become bored and allow your newfound strength and endurance to decline. Fitness doesn't have to be a chore, just like eating healthy shouldn't be a matter of cutting out the stuff you enjoy all at once, and then struggling to maintain willpower.

Regular, short, non-agonising routine workouts with days between for rest  >  One-off crash courses where you regret each day and pray for it to end.
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Re: One Hundred Push Ups
« Reply #181 on: March 28, 2012, 12:42:46 pm »
Don't forget to bring a towel.

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Re: One Hundred Push Ups
« Reply #182 on: March 28, 2012, 09:37:15 pm »
You guys wanna get high?
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Re: One Hundred Push Ups
« Reply #183 on: March 28, 2012, 10:30:33 pm »
Yeah okay. Take me down to Funkytown, Mr. Erops.

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Re: One Hundred Push Ups
« Reply #184 on: March 28, 2012, 10:59:06 pm »
This is a really good idea.

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Re: One Hundred Push Ups
« Reply #185 on: March 29, 2012, 07:30:50 am »
Candlejacked? But he didn't even sa
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Re: One Hundred Push Ups
« Reply #186 on: March 29, 2012, 07:42:28 am »
Poor phone responses is more like it...sigh.
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Re: One Hundred Push Ups
« Reply #187 on: April 07, 2012, 12:26:25 pm »
I got one week down then SETBACK: I got sick. I started to feel the sickness come monday night then on tuesday, when I should have started week two, it was in full swing. Got over the worst of it by wednesday but had still been weak on thursday and friday. Today I repeated the last day of Week 1, so I should finally start week two on monday (a week behind schedule).

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Re: One Hundred Push Ups
« Reply #188 on: April 07, 2012, 01:57:23 pm »
Hey, I only just found this topic.

Seem like a really cool idea. I managed 25 on my initial, so it says I should start on week 3.

I look forward to Monday. This will hopefully be good for me, my body looks like the Pillsbury doughboy put through a taffy pull. With any luck, this'll give me a little tone.

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Re: One Hundred Push Ups
« Reply #189 on: April 07, 2012, 02:09:50 pm »
I am looping Week 4 over and over again, for some reason I just can't do that final 33.


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Re: One Hundred Push Ups
« Reply #190 on: May 01, 2012, 06:16:06 pm »
Finally! Completed my fifth week, being put into the first column of sixth week.

Fifty pushups. It feels so awesome being able to say that.

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Re: One Hundred Push Ups
« Reply #191 on: May 02, 2012, 12:40:47 am »
Fifty pushups. It feels so awesome being able to say that.

Yeah, wait until you actually try to do them though.

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Re: One Hundred Push Ups
« Reply #192 on: May 02, 2012, 10:46:32 am »
Holy cow finally finished week 2, only took three weeks.  :-\
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Re: One Hundred Push Ups
« Reply #193 on: May 09, 2012, 09:11:24 pm »
100 consecutive pushups.

I have one thing to say:

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Re: One Hundred Push Ups
« Reply #194 on: May 09, 2012, 10:22:56 pm »
But hey, congrats that's a pretty cool accomplishment.
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