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Pushup Challenge

PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:20 am
by baldy
This is a very simple Challenge. How many pushups can you do in one set?
Pushups need to be done with good form, going all the way down to the floor.
Show boating with clap/knuckle/2 finger/one arm pushups is fine, but wont get you any higher in the table.

If you do not trust yourself place a tennis ball under your chest and touch it every time you go down.
At the next meet up you maybe asked to prove your pushup prowess, so be willing to accept any challenge.

For ultimate proof and have people critique your form make a video
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yG63d6h1K4[/youtube]


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Pos Name Pushups
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1 Thomas Campbell 102
2 wannalift 100
3 theblackcat 80
4 Clem_Snide 73
5 jemmyducks 70
6 sonnyd7 69
7 patte 68
8 Muay Jin 67
9 drummer boy 65
10 spug_myers 60
11 sosso 60
12 vegimator 55
13 Konstantin 52
14 JohnBarleycorn 49
15 hannibal 48
16 baldy 45
17 vegan hal 45
18 soniczip 41
19 Virago 40
20 hoffmeister 40
21 Flaming Monkey 40
22 blinki 40
23 XkillerX 38
24 jon 38
25 Fjodo 36
26 fatalman 35
27 Puppydog 33
28 Alistar 33
29 Linnéa76 32
30 xrodolfox 31
31 hardcore iv 31
32 Big Good Wolf 30
33 johnbaldy 30
34 shellie 30
35 _Andreas_ 30
36 chewybaws 30
37 Talyn 25
38 october_lost 26
39 jah_militant 26
40 gauze 26
41 dublin dave 26
42 frostfire 25
43 Lordmuppet 24
44 sergio 22
45 loveliberate 21
46 tempehmomma 20
47 Arbela 20
48 benzilla 20
49 spanna 14
50 vCLaw 14
51 spike 11
52 vegcrow 7
53 maverick 1
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:48 am
by puppydog
cool i never saw this. I'm probably under 40 but I'll give you a run later tonight hopefully...

PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:27 pm
by dublin dave
19

PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:08 pm
by tempehmomma
20 knuckle push-ups.

I don't have a video camera.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:11 pm
by puppydog
i just did 28.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:43 pm
by spike
Not many! But this is something I am aiming to improve, very soon. I just did two *proper* ones, I can do getting on for ten but they're not "good form".
So pls put me bottom of the table with two and I'm aiming for ten *PROPER ONES* in a few weeks time.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:49 pm
by baldy
[quote="spike"]Not many! But this is something I am aiming to improve, very soon. I just did two *proper* ones, I can do getting on for ten but they're not "good form".
So pls put me bottom of the table with two and I'm aiming for ten *PROPER ONES* in a few weeks time.


Keep at it, I am sure you will make rapid progress.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:08 pm
by Konstantin
Rule check:
Does my set finish when I pause, still in the press up position (eg at the top, arms extended) or when I drop my knees, chest etc to the floor in exhaustion?

I'll have a go at this tonight, I'm at work and don't wanna get sweaty in case a client comes in!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:21 pm
by baldy
Hmmm I would say pause is fine but if you come out of pushup position then its over.
So if anything other than your feet ,hands or nose touch the floor its over..

Papaya, I am expecting a big number from you. Set me a challenge!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:33 pm
by benzilla
Can you put me down for 20. I might have a better go at it on the weekend cos my gym is closed!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:06 pm
by Konstantin
[quote="baldy"]Papaya, I am expecting a big number from you. Set me a challenge!


43, using my dog's tennis ball as a guide.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:47 pm
by Asleep on a sunbeam
Should I presume that's hands at shoulder length?
And slowly, as the quicker you do them the more momentum you can rely on, and the less strength you need???

PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:43 pm
by tempehmomma
Virago did 40 a couple of months ago.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:43 pm
by JohnBarleycorn
Just did 44.

Only a cyclist, but I was the press-up king, when I did karate, many years ago.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:11 pm
by Konstantin
JBC - it was karate for me too, when we got something wrong our instructor gave us 10...I used to be able to do far more than 43.... :cry: