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Old 11 September 2011, 13:13
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100 Push Ups

Just started this program, thought I would share with all of you. Maybe some of you have already gave this one a go. If so whats your thoughts?

I started on Week 3 after I did my initial PU test.

Will show results after I am done with the program (Maybe this could be helpful for guys/girls trying to max out their APFT.)

http://www.hundredpushups.com/index.html
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Old 11 September 2011, 14:37
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I did that program back at the airport a few years ago with Buzz, good stuff.
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Old 11 September 2011, 14:44
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Awesome I'm here now at the same spot. I will try to repeat the same history you did with this program lol.

Still going for the gold!!!!!
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Old 11 September 2011, 16:42
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I did this program and I like it. I found that for me, placing a time limit on my last max set(1 min for me) helped me to be consistent and better track my progress, rather than taking short breaks in the leaning rest and eeking out a few push-ups at a time until I collapsed.

There are similar programs for sit-ups(200) and pull-ups(25) that I like, as well.
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Old 11 September 2011, 17:04
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I had a DI in boot camp back in 99' who said you should do at least a 100 push ups a day as well as a 100 crunches cumulative. He said no matter what...if you did these everyday...you'd never be out of shape. I listened and to this day I do a 100 and a 100. I run, bike and swim whenever I can but my core workout is 5 sets of 20 (with the perfect pushup gizmo which I think was invented by a SEAL), 5 sets of 10 curls with 50lb dumbbells, 5 sets of standing overhead raises with 50lb dumbbells, and 100 crunches on the decline.
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Is the initial test measuring how many pushups you can do without stopping for any rest, or how many you can do without coming out of the front leaning rest position?

The website seems to be a bit ambiguous....
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Old 11 September 2011, 17:52
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Is the initial test measuring how many pushups you can do without stopping for any rest, or how many you can do without coming out of the front leaning rest position?

The website seems to be a bit ambiguous....
Not sure what the program officially calls for but I based my initial test on a 2min period, therefore spending some time in the FLR.
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Old 11 September 2011, 19:19
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Is the initial test measuring how many pushups you can do without stopping for any rest, or how many you can do without coming out of the front leaning rest position?

The website seems to be a bit ambiguous....
I think you gotta pay to play this gay one. I'm on the iPhone now but I'm surrounded by stupid links. When will people realize that pushups, situps and pullups really do work if you push yourself? I'm all for pounding on a tire with a sledgehammer or lifting cowbells or kettle bells or whatever the hell you call them...but he best tool you have is your body. When people realize all the resistance you need is provided...all you have to do is start pushing...
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Old 11 September 2011, 19:59
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Thanks for the post. For an out of shape slob like myself, this seems like a good program, both push ups and sit ups, to start getting in shape again. I will be starting this in the morning when I get up. If doing both programs, do you recommend doing them on the same day or alternating?
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Thanks for the post. For an out of shape slob like myself, this seems like a good program, both push ups and sit ups, to start getting in shape again. I will be starting this in the morning when I get up. If doing both programs, do you recommend doing them on the same day or alternating?
For a while, I did the push-ups, sit-ups, and pull-ups(in that order) in one workout 3 days a week. By the time I finished the sit-ups, it felt like I had recovered enough to do the pull-ups. The whole workout took 30 minutes or less.

I'm doing the Major Armstrong pull-up program now, so that requires me to break up the push-ups and pull-ups by at least 2-3 hours in between.

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I think you gotta pay to play this gay one....
I don't see why. If you wanted to follow their program, you only need go to their website -- their training regimen is there to see, free....
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Old 11 September 2011, 20:26
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Plus 2 on SOTB Post..

I never had to pay, I do know that a advertising window will pop up asking you to DL an app for the Iphone but you can always exit the window/pop up and continue the program for free.

To answer your question SOTB at least in my opinion, I did as many as I could including the ones I did in between the "resting position".
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I think you gotta pay to play this gay one. I'm on the iPhone now but I'm surrounded by stupid links. When will people realize that pushups, situps and pullups really do work if you push yourself? I'm all for pounding on a tire with a sledgehammer or lifting cowbells or kettle bells or whatever the hell you call them...but he best tool you have is your body. When people realize all the resistance you need is provided...all you have to do is start pushing...

Love this. This is EXACTLY how I feel. When it's raining and I actually go the gym people snicker and stare as I'm in the corning cranking out push ups and pull ups. So one day for fun I broke out some dumbells next to some *big* guys that were doing dumbell press. I was getting the 90lb dumbells for 6-8 reps with perfect form.....they stopped snickering.
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I had a DI in boot camp back in 99' who said you should do at least a 100 push ups a day as well as a 100 crunches cumulative. He said no matter what...if you did these everyday...you'd never be out of shape. I listened and to this day I do a 100 and a 100. I run, bike and swim whenever I can but my core workout is 5 sets of 20 (with the perfect pushup gizmo which I think was invented by a SEAL), 5 sets of 10 curls with 50lb dumbbells, 5 sets of standing overhead raises with 50lb dumbbells, and 100 crunches on the decline.
Agreed, it emphasizes muscle endurance. "Prison" work outs are great and there is no reason not to do them. I print a chart, when I am at home everyday cumulative total of at least 100 push-ups and sit-ups. Daily vitamins and trips to the gym are a great way to maintain readiness. With most Americans becoming more and more sedentary pushups and sit-ups become an excellent, no excuses needed to condition ones self.
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I did this program with a friend and we enjoyed it. It built a great foundation and we have since created our own workouts to keep pushing our limits. At age 40, I can do more pushups than I ever dreamed of doing at 20.
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I did this program for a bit from the book and it was a good base for getting into a more challenging workout afterwards. The only problem I had is what the book considers a full pushup as compared to what other programs and the military do. It seemed to me that a full lockout of the elbow is the general rule in the military and other programs whereas in this program it seems to be an almost lock without going the full way due to wear and tear on the joint.
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For shits and grins, I started this program yesterday. I am doing the pushups, situps, and squats -- back-to-back.

After weighing the comments above in reference to what the actual "test" should look like, I decided to go with 2 min being the major parameter.

So yesterday's test looked like this:

60 pushups/63 situps/70 squats....
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For shits and grins, I started this program yesterday. I am doing the pushups, situps, and squats -- back-to-back.

After weighing the comments above in reference to what the actual "test" should look like, I decided to go with 2 min being the major parameter.

So yesterday's test looked like this:

60 pushups/63 situps/70 squats....
Good Job!!!

You right there with me minus the squats. I am starting the 200 Situp Program along with the 100 Push Up Program side by side.
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For shits and grins, I started this program yesterday. I am doing the pushups, situps, and squats -- back-to-back.

After weighing the comments above in reference to what the actual "test" should look like, I decided to go with 2 min being the major parameter.

So yesterday's test looked like this:

60 pushups/63 situps/70 squats....
Just did Week 5's exhaustion test -- which for me is max in 2 min of each exercise. I'm doing today's test on the heels of the workout this afternoon.

78 pushups/66 situps/89 squats....
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For shits and grins, I started this program yesterday. I am doing the pushups, situps, and squats -- back-to-back.

After weighing the comments above in reference to what the actual "test" should look like, I decided to go with 2 min being the major parameter.

So yesterday's test looked like this:

60 pushups/63 situps/70 squats....
After starting at week 3 and moving forward, I finished last week. I ran a final test on Sunday which looked like this:

80 pushups/70 situps/90 squats

I'm kinda bummed about the situps, but I blame my poor performance on having a gut full of chicken and dumplings. And planetary misalignment. And a sandstorm over Africa.

I also ran a Two for Twenty (200 pushups and 200 squats in 20 min or less) test yesterday, and it looked OK, but nothing spectacular. 15 min, 50 sec.

Out of all of this my thoughts are that the program probably works, I don't have any doubts I could knock out the max number of exercise, but I could do that when I started. And although I think it did a good job increasing my ability to pump out the pushups and squats rapidly, I did notice that my right knee has been affected, and this even though I tried to push out perfect form and not hurt my knees.

So there you have it, I think it works, I think it can hurt you, but I don't think it caused any long-term horrible damage....
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