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One Hundred Pushups

This is the first workout meme I've ever encountered. I heard about it from two different people yesterday and am circulating it amongst people I know.

The idea is to train yourself gradually to be able to do one hundred consecutive push ups. The plan takes 6 weeks but allows people to repeat weeks if the going gets tough.

I did my initial test last night and was able to do 60 consecutive push ups. I do push ups kinda regularly, so that was the number I expected. I started my first week today, and could do 50 on my last set. I'm planning on rushing through the first two weeks, but will pace myself and follow the plan a little closer in the latter weeks. I'll post my progress at the end of each week.

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henrylyne
Jun. 18th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
Re: yo go henry
You can totally make it to a 100. Just don't start on a Sunday morning on Albion street.
urban_yogi
Jun. 19th, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC)
perfect push ups
henrylyne
Jun. 19th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
Re: perfect push ups
That prop looks like a waste of time to me, and at least some of the product description is bullshit. "Rotating handles allow your arms to rotate naturally during the exercise the same way they do when you throw a punch or press up a dumb bell." My arms do not want to rotate during push ups, and that feels completely natural to me. You can throw a punch without rotating your forearm and fist, it is called a vertical punch. You can do bicep curls without rotating your arm also.

In fact, I think Perfect Pushup might increase the likelihood of someone injuring themselves. Placing your hand below your shoulders and splaying your fingers is more stable than gripping handles. Also, using Perfect Pushup elevates you more, allowing someone to potentially sink lower(relative to their wrists) and put more strain on certain muscles.
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