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Pushup Challenge

Postby baldy » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:20 am

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



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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
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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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Postby puppydog » Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:48 am

cool i never saw this. I'm probably under 40 but I'll give you a run later tonight hopefully...
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Postby dublin dave » Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:27 pm

19
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Postby tempehmomma » Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:08 pm

20 knuckle push-ups.

I don't have a video camera.
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Postby puppydog » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:11 pm

i just did 28.
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Postby spike » Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:43 pm

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.
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Postby baldy » Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:49 pm

spike wrote: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.
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Postby Konstantin » Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:08 pm

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!
You can see my training log if you're really bored: [url]www.veganfitness.net/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=16086&start=360[/url]
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Postby baldy » Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:21 pm

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!
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Postby benzilla » Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:33 pm

Can you put me down for 20. I might have a better go at it on the weekend cos my gym is closed!
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Postby Konstantin » Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:06 pm

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


43, using my dog's tennis ball as a guide.
You can see my training log if you're really bored: [url]www.veganfitness.net/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=16086&start=360[/url]
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Postby Asleep on a sunbeam » Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:47 pm

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???
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Postby tempehmomma » Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:43 pm

Virago did 40 a couple of months ago.
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Postby JohnBarleycorn » Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:43 pm

Just did 44.

Only a cyclist, but I was the press-up king, when I did karate, many years ago.
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Postby Konstantin » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:11 pm

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:
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