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    100 Push-ups in Six Weeks

    I am looking to boost my push up numbers (fitness test coming up in September) and I found this site with a cool goal and an organized training program. I ranked 4 on the initial test and I'm starting my Program on Monday. Anyone else willing to join me?

    Here is the Site:

    http://hundredpushups.com/index.html

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    It would take me 6 weeks to do 100 pushups.

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    ohhh, that's tempting. I'd love to give it a go and I had started a quest to master pushups, but because of a wrist problem I'd like bars to rest on to protect my wrists. Haven't figured out where to buy them yet.

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    I just scored a 4 on the test but my left hand gave out-I have latent problems from previous injuries. I might just do it though.

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    Sorry to hear about the wrist injuries, but I am glad to hear that some of you are going to go for it. I'll post my progress every Mon., Wed., and Fri.

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    Seems simple enough... I think I'm in! I only got level 3 (17 push-ups). But the big question is... will this help my cycling in any way? I'm sure it would at least result in less upper-body fatigue on long rides. I'm nowhere near the level where extra upper-body mass would hurt me, so no worries there.
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    I'm doing it actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seedy J View Post
    will this help my cycling in any way? I'm sure it would at least result in less upper-body fatigue on long rides.
    I think it would help, plus it's kind of cool to say that you can do 100 push-ups without stopping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickel View Post
    I'm doing it actually.
    How is your progress?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moskau View Post
    ohhh, that's tempting. I'd love to give it a go and I had started a quest to master pushups, but because of a wrist problem I'd like bars to rest on to protect my wrists. Haven't figured out where to buy them yet.
    Doesn't hurt my wrist when I do push ups on my fist, instead of having palms flat on ground. Give it a try
    Also, try using a small dumbell as can be similar to the bars you are looking for. I have seen those bars advertised in the "classifieds" section of Outdoors magazine.

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    This thread spurred me to search for push-up bars and I found them, yay! Cheaper than I expected, too. So I guess I'm in

    I'm a real weakling so it's level 1 for me.

    UtahWasatch: I've tried the fist thing but I've never managed to feel at ease. My nails tend to dig into my palms and I can't concentrate on the push ups. But since I found the bars, yay!

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    I must say I'm tempted...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seedy J View Post
    will this help my cycling in any way?
    With proper form, pushups help strengthen the core including abs, which on the bike would help prevent or lessen any back pain on long rides.

    This sounds really interesting, I think I might give it a go, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by squidroadie View Post
    How is your progress?
    Suffering. I did the initial test last week and was able to do 14. Unfortunately this put me in the 10+ category so it hurts a lot more than the lower category would. I was able to do the first two days of week 1 but we'll see how the 3rd day goes...I usually only do 3 sets of 10!

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    I could probably do 100 pushups right now, so whats the big deal? 6 wks to do 100 pushups??? in 6 wks I could train for a triathalon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyNJ View Post
    I could probably do 100 pushups right now, so whats the big deal? 6 wks to do 100 pushups??? in 6 wks I could train for a triathalon!
    That is impressive, but not everyone is a Triathlete.

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    I did the test last night, and I'm solidly in level 2. (I'm a middle-aged computer geek with no upper body strength -- but hey, I can type 120 words/minute! )

    I'm in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squidroadie View Post
    That is impressive, but not everyone is a Triathlete.

    Sorry I wasnt trying to sound pompous, just seems like alot of time to acheive a pretty simple physical goal...."assuming" that we are all pretty "fit" being in a "cycling fourm". I could see if this was posted in the "obese" fourm.

    Again I apologize if that came out wrong...
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    doing the 100 pushup challenge isn't the only work out that people will be doing, I for one will be doing it and I am also training for a triathlon, only an olympic, but still a triathlon. I can't do 100 straight, I can do about 35-40 without a break and then more if I do pause with my arms extended, but I want to be able to do 100 straight. Push ups are a great exercise you should be doing them nightly anyways, this is just a fun way to train.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyNJ View Post
    Sorry I wasnt trying to sound pompous, just seems like alot of time to acheive a pretty simple physical goal...."assuming" that we are all pretty "fit" being in a "cycling fourm". I could see if this was posted in the "obese" fourm.
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    I guess we shouldn't "ass"ume that we have "muscular" "strong" upper bodies being "cyclists" and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickel View Post
    I guess we shouldn't "ass"ume that we have "muscular" "strong" upper bodies being "cyclists" and all.

    Yeah your right most roadies are chicken chested, skinny limbed sums a b*tches
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    Day 1: I'm terrible.

    I'll also freely admit that I have almost no upper body strength.

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    I'm in. I've been wanting to do something like this for years. I'll do the test tonight. I'm in the same boat as keithm0 (aging computer nerd with fast keyboard fingers but pecs the size of a Bic pen) -- expecting level 1, but who knows?

    ...hey, waitaminnute -- this won't hurt my typing, will it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyNJ View Post
    Yeah your right most roadies are chicken chested, skinny limbed sums a b*tches
    True I have to say. But I guess that is what training for your sport is about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahWasatch View Post
    Also, try using a small dumbell as can be similar to the bars you are looking for. I have seen those bars advertised in the "classifieds" section of Outdoors magazine.
    I saw some of those push up bars that twist for sale at Walgreens. I'm going to take the challenge. But I'm going to do em on my power tower. It allows you to lower your chest even lower. I have been doing them off and on, but nothing formal. I was in the military while in my twenties, even then I couldn't do over a 100 on our physical fitness test (2 minute time limit). I'll do the initial test tonight. Should be interesting to track everyone's progress!

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