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    push-ups

    How many can you do? how old and what is your weight?

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    Your point?

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    i believe last time i tested myself, i could do 45 in one minute...i was 245 then and 20 years old.

    the test was for a college gym course i was taking. I continued to gain strength after this and just never saw the merit in testing the number i could do. the amount i can do depends on my time limit.

    right now, i can do zero. none. a recently broken collar bone is the cause for my ultra low number. I'd estimate that right now i could do close to 40 in a minute. my strength has dropped a bit since last year.
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    My point

    Dont have one. Rarely do I ask questions in order to make a point. Curiosity regarding relative strength/ fitness of the members of this forum.

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    How many in a certain amount of time, or until failure, or until improper form, or??????

    A push up is a good exercise to do, and I will do some on the steps, as to not put too much weight on my shoulders. I will pick the third step up and do my push ups that way and I plan on working my way down to doing it on the floor correctly and flat, but not enough upper body strength at this time to do it properly. I do 100 or more of those every day.

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    how many

    I guess just how many can you do in one set. I did my first set about a week ago and could do 10 with proper form. I did a set of 25 today then worked on some more for the next 5 minutes but 25 was all I was going to get in one set. I am 48 and weigh 240.

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    How many = 65 - 70
    How old = 34
    Weight = 235 pounds (6'6" tall)
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    # push-ups: 30

    age: 48

    weight: 207 lb (6'1")

    i will add this to exercise routine, re-post in week or two. thanks for the incentive!

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    If modified, 50, if standard...0 (I have a screwed up rotator cuff).

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    up to 5 at a time, 30years old, 335lbs. I have always hated push ups. Even when I was a teenager and weight training I would rather turn over and bench press then push ups. At one point I was 215lbs and benching nearly 300lbs but I never tested how many push ups I could do.

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    Not many. Then again, my legs are in better shape than my arms and always have been. If you ask "How far can you jump on the Standing Long Jump", why, I'd look like Mr. Fitness considering my age and weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sixten View Post
    How many can you do? how old and what is your weight?
    0, 46¾, 215lbs it's 0 because push-ups are for guys half my age trying to prove something, since I don't have to prove anything to anybody, I can proudly tell anyone who wants me to do push ups to get stuffed. Yeah sometimes I feel like being a cynical old phart, right now is a good example.

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    15, age 65, 200 lbs (6'3")

    I also have a bad rotator cuff - since age 25 due to throwing too hard w/o warming up properly. In late Feb, I tried doing some push-ups, both shoulders hurt after 7, so I kept going to 15......lol. BIG MISTAKE! I have been paying for it the entire month of March.

    A couple of years ago both the wife and I got up to 35 (men's style), but at this point I think we need to recognize our advancing age and diminishing capabilities.

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    push-ups

    push-ups = having to prove something..............
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    20 pushups
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    Right this minute, 40. With a week to practice 75. Not long ago some dude told me that I looked strong but prolly couldn't do 30 pushups. I laughed then he said he'd give me 20 bucks if I did them right there before all the coworkers. I did them then took his 20! Then he whined so I did 30 more touching his fist to my chest to prove I did them properly.

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    25 standard, 10 facing my kid and slapping hands between each.
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    LOL....I just gave this a try. I haven't been to the gym in ages and it shows.

    I'm 34, 220-225 and I got about 17. I've always had a weak upper body in comparison with my body weight. I guess I need to start adding push ups and sit ups to my post ride routine.

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    What constitutes a push up?

    I'm a lady (said it posh tones), does that mean I can cheat and go from the knees?
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    no cheating!

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    I recently started doing these three times a week. I usually do 20 push-ups, crunches, then 20 pushups.

    So 40 I guess. Sunday night I'll see if I can do a straight 50 without killing myself.

    I had a High school English teacher who happened to be a coach. If you were late he'd make you do push-ups to whatever the minute hand was on. Class began at 10:25. I got in shape that semester.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foldable Two View Post
    I also have a bad rotator cuff - since age 25 due to throwing too hard w/o warming up properly.
    I'm curious: what are the symptoms of this? I ask because I injured my right shoulder playing softball about 20 years ago. One very hard throw (probably with zero warm-up) caused a severe, sharp pain. It was so painful, I thought my arm must have detached and was flying through the air with my hand still grasping the ball.

    Of course, I was young and stupid back then so I kept playing, throwing with my elbow more than my shoulder. You can imagine what THAT lead to...

    To this day, it hurts to throw almost anything, including skipping rocks on a lake.

    To the original question from this thread: 44, 245 pounds, and I haven't tried to do a push-up in years (I was never big on upper body strength development).

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    Quote Originally Posted by keithm0 View Post
    I'm curious: what are the symptoms of this? I ask because I injured my right shoulder playing softball about 20 years ago. One very hard throw (probably with zero warm-up) caused a severe, sharp pain. It was so painful, I thought my arm must have detached and was flying through the air with my hand still grasping the ball.

    To this day, it hurts to throw almost anything, including skipping rocks on a lake.
    Pretty good description of what it feels like to throw your arm out. I still play softball - Masters B Slow Pitch in Portland, OR, but First Base is my position, where I can make the 1st to Home and 1st to 2nd throws - not a lot of speed on the ball though.

    This time I inflamed something in my shoulder, and it was very uncomfortable to even ride my bike any distance. A weeks worth of Ibuprofen (per Dr.) has gotten it back to near normal.

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    Well, Right before my shoulder surgery, There was this 17 year old kid that I have been training that wanted to test me and was stating that he could do more push ups than me.

    We started doing them, and might I add doing them right. I made him do them the way we did them in the police academy. Mind you I was not on a time limit either.

    As we started repping them out. He was struggling at about number 19. I was already on my number 22. He stopped. I continued on. I stopped at 50 just to prove my point to him.

    I have always been able to do pushups rather easy. In the Police Academy I weighed the most but I also had the most pushups in my class in the 2 minute time frame. 115 was my count.

    Pushups are more of an endurance exercise rather than a strength exercise.

    I have not really tried to start doing any yet since my surgery but I will start doing them when I am permitted to do them.

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    I was up to 6 sets of 12/set a few weeks ago and then got sick and also aggravated a disk herniation. (old dude working on the old golf swing).

    Now it's probably back to about 3 sets of 12 each. Golf is out of the equation for now, until I get fully better.

    Thing is I also do other upper body intensive exercise, so there are days, like after surfing for a few hours that I can barely push up a banana to my mouth. (though If it were a Godfather sandwich from Zamboni's Deli in Long Beach -- roast beef, mozarella, mushrooms, gravy on toasted garlic bread, that wouldn't be a problem).

    Usually in the p.m. when I do them, I'm still a clyde ... around 201 properly hydrated. But in the morning, by which time the BP med is in full effect (I take it late, cos I forget otherwise) I'm about 199.

    (my 'emeritus' status is pretty sketchy right now. But in a desperate attempt to try and stay on the other side of 200#, I drove past Zamboni's the other day after surfing, to a supermarket to get some grilled chicken salad / greek salad instead. Lose another few lbs and I go to Zamboni's for a treat.)

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