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reactive
07-16-2008, 15:24
Similar to the couch to 5k program, here is a program that will take you from 0 to 100 pushups in 6 weeks.

one hundred push ups (http://hundredpushups.com/)

Enjoy and good luck!

I'm starting Monday.

waytooslow
07-16-2008, 15:31
great idea.. due to wrist injury I have to modify mine using a 12 dumbbell for support. will add to normal routine. Thanks

No Misses
07-16-2008, 16:09
I'm in.

unclepooty
07-16-2008, 16:19
me too

JTMoney
07-16-2008, 16:23
Pretty sure I can do 100 push ups already. I'll try when I get home from work tonight.

unclepooty
07-16-2008, 16:27
Not me, I'm thinking probably level 3 (40-55) age group

FishFood
07-16-2008, 16:33
6 Weeks? Hmmm. Worth a try!

Foo2
07-16-2008, 16:40
I'll do it too!!! I'll start Monday! I did the initial test and could do 10...so we'll see how it goes.

JTMoney
07-16-2008, 16:48
I'm thinking I'm level 5 or 6 for the under 40. Will report back tonight.

hoobascooba
07-16-2008, 18:24
weak.

I was taught how to achieve 600 pushups in one hour! not consecutively, but nonetheless strenuous.

you'll be sore for a week and a half the first time you do it though. but thereafter, I did 600 pushups every week for about 3 months.

I can teach you how... it's very simple:

You do 15 sets with progressive increments of 5 for example -

1. 5 pushups
2. 10
3. then 15
4. 20...

and so on. by the time you've gotten to the 15th set, you've reached a total of 600 pushups. You can also change this up a bit, like starting out with 2, then 4, then 6, and 8, etc... or something else if you like.

BuzzGA
07-16-2008, 18:35
I'll do the test when I get home (too obvious I'm goofing off at the office if I do it now) and start on Monday

mm2002
07-17-2008, 17:20
Very cool, I'm going to try it.

JTMoney
07-17-2008, 17:27
Tried it last night and was able to get 82. I'll be starting on level 5 on Monday. :smiley16:

matt151617
07-17-2008, 17:41
I'll try this. I started out as a level 3 (19 push ups). Just completed my first set for today... holy hell that is brutal. My arms are just rubber. I can't believe how hard it is.

FishFood
07-17-2008, 17:50
Tried it last night and was able to get 82. I'll be starting on level 5 on Monday. :smiley16:

I believe someone wants a cookie :smilie39:


http://images.teamsugar.com/files/users/6/62767/43_2007/flatpumkin.jpg

Vercingetorix
07-17-2008, 17:58
Tried it last night and was able to get 82. I'll be starting on level 5 on Monday. I believe someone wants a cookie I LOL'd. Was that wrong of me?

Oh, and you owe me a new keyboard. I was drinking coke at the time.

FishFood
07-17-2008, 17:59
Tried it last night and was able to get 82. I'll be starting on level 5 on Monday. I believe someone wants a cookie I LOL'd. Was that wrong of me?

Oh, and you owe me a new keyboard. I was drinking coke at the time.

Sigh :smiley5:

Shipping address?

Be warned. Itll be one of those cheap-o white ones that you have to plug in :smiley2:

Vercingetorix
07-17-2008, 18:07
Sigh :smiley5:

Shipping address?

Be warned. Itll be one of those cheap-o white ones that you have to plug in :smiley2:
1609 S I-35
Carrollton, TX
75006

I'll pick it up from there.

thanks

FishFood
07-17-2008, 18:22
Hmmmm. Sorry. No can do. If a package goes TO ScubaToys from my house instead of LEAVING ScubaToys, I think the universe will implode.

JTMoney
07-17-2008, 18:45
Tried it last night and was able to get 82. I'll be starting on level 5 on Monday. :smiley16:

I believe someone wants a cookie :smilie39:




If I ate those I wouldn't be able to do as many. :smiley2:

SlvrDragon50
07-17-2008, 19:06
Oohh.. I could use this for tennis..

Sansho
07-17-2008, 19:15
This sounds like it has merits .... I'll start Monday

Navy OnStar
07-17-2008, 19:54
Wife and I are starting Monday.

SlvrDragon50
07-18-2008, 11:33
Boo.. lvl 3 for me

LittleOtter
07-18-2008, 12:04
100 pushups thats all?! :smilie39: come on guys I can do 700 and still be able to run a mile afterwords, MCJROTC helps with being able to do that and thats not even half our normal PT schedule.:smiley20:

Foo2
07-18-2008, 12:15
100 pushups thats all?! :smilie39: come on guys I can do 700 and still be able to run a mile afterwords, MCJROTC helps with being able to do that and thats not even half our normal PT schedule.:smiley20:


weak.

I was taught how to achieve 600 pushups in one hour! not consecutively, but nonetheless strenuous.

you'll be sore for a week and a half the first time you do it though. but thereafter, I did 600 pushups every week for about 3 months.

Y'all are so manly.:naughty:

SlvrDragon50
07-18-2008, 14:59
LittleOtter: you should start doing the Navy Seals training then..

CrossFit Workout of the Day | NavySEALs.com - Experience the SEAL Edge (http://www.navyseals.com/crossfit-workout-day)

No Misses
07-18-2008, 15:59
100 pushups thats all?! :smilie39: come on guys I can do 700 and still be able to run a mile afterwords, MCJROTC helps with being able to do that and thats not even half our normal PT schedule.:smiley20:

LittleOtter, That's agressive. Back in the day I used to max the pullups and situps. That way I could dog the 3 mile run at 21-24 minutes instead of 18. I really hate running.

Semper Fi

LittleOtter
07-18-2008, 17:18
SlvrDragon50 I tried that and didn't much care for it, I used to want to be a navy seal but I can't cause I have shin splints so I have to settle for 10mile runs insted of the 15 mile runs I used to do.

SlvrDragon50
07-18-2008, 19:08
o.O I wish I could have your build...

What part are you going into then?

mm2002
07-18-2008, 19:11
Just reading this thread makes me tired. I'm gonna go have a beer and think about it.

LittleOtter
07-18-2008, 23:25
SlvrDragon50 at the moment I'm not real sure I am thinking about doing charter cruises in the carribean and the fact of the matter is I'm actually slightly overweight but I have a high endurence level.

Bert
07-19-2008, 09:29
Gunna start this Tomarrow Alternate between carido and push ups.
Cardio bikes,treadmill(walking flat feet hurts to run/jogg),
and crunches when I get my routien down I will post.

cajunfla
07-20-2008, 03:34
Once you have that mastered, try the gymnastics version.

Only thing touching the floor is your hands, feet are up on the wall (wear socks). You are lifting your entire body that way.

Back in my college days (early 70's) we had to do 25 a day for phys ed class.

Now I can only do 10 of the 'knuckle' pushups.

hoobascooba
07-20-2008, 21:24
100 pushups thats all?! :smilie39: come on guys I can do 700 and still be able to run a mile afterwords, MCJROTC helps with being able to do that and thats not even half our normal PT schedule.:smiley20:


weak.

I was taught how to achieve 600 pushups in one hour! not consecutively, but nonetheless strenuous.

you'll be sore for a week and a half the first time you do it though. but thereafter, I did 600 pushups every week for about 3 months.

Y'all are so manly.:naughty:

that's what I'm talkin about - a little recognition for a change! LoL.

hoobascooba
07-20-2008, 21:33
Once you have that mastered, try the gymnastics version.

Only thing touching the floor is your hands, feet are up on the wall (wear socks). You are lifting your entire body that way.

i used to do this also.

i got to 30 a week. along with the 600 floor pushups a week. 200 situps a week. 50 pullups. 100 curls with 50 lbs. And a baked potato every day.

of course this was almost 10 years ago, so the most I do now is lift a corona with lime about 3 times a night! :smiley36:

JTMoney
07-20-2008, 21:34
Once you have that mastered, try the gymnastics version.

Only thing touching the floor is your hands, feet are up on the wall (wear socks). You are lifting your entire body that way.

Back in my college days (early 70's) we had to do 25 a day for phys ed class.

Now I can only do 10 of the 'knuckle' pushups.

We always just referred to them as inverted push ups. Last I tried I could still do around 15. The gym got mad at me for scuffing up the walls.:smiley9:

LittleOtter
07-20-2008, 22:45
Once you have that mastered, try the gymnastics version.

Only thing touching the floor is your hands, feet are up on the wall (wear socks). You are lifting your entire body that way.

i used to do this also.

i got to 30 a week. along with the 600 floor pushups a week. 200 situps a week. 50 pullups. 100 curls with 50 lbs. And a baked potato every day.

of course this was almost 10 years ago, so the most I do now is lift a corona with lime about 3 times a night! :smiley36:

In ROTC we will do 80 pull ups, and hundreds of situps and pushups, run a mile, and then play ultimate frisbee or dodge ball in both though we are allowed to do anything except kill each other to win it's really fun, also if it has rained recently we will play leapfrog through puddles 50' long and 6" or more deep, and thats only an injury free PT shcedule it gets much more dangerous and competetitive with games such as bull in the ring, pushball, full contact soccer, and more. My mom thinks that it is a great risk but my dad encourages it and I think it's great only sad thing is I can do this all day and i'm still slightly overweight.:smiley36:

Merrimorte
07-20-2008, 23:00
Interesting! I could always use more upper body strength. Will try it too. ">

WetHog
07-21-2008, 15:22
I'm In

SlvrDragon50
07-21-2008, 21:37
Whew..

Takes more effort than I thought..

JTMoney
07-21-2008, 23:01
Once you have that mastered, try the gymnastics version.

Only thing touching the floor is your hands, feet are up on the wall (wear socks). You are lifting your entire body that way.

i used to do this also.

i got to 30 a week. along with the 600 floor pushups a week. 200 situps a week. 50 pullups. 100 curls with 50 lbs. And a baked potato every day.

of course this was almost 10 years ago, so the most I do now is lift a corona with lime about 3 times a night! :smiley36:

In ROTC we will do 80 pull ups, and hundreds of situps and pushups, run a mile, and then play ultimate frisbee or dodge ball in both though we are allowed to do anything except kill each other to win it's really fun, also if it has rained recently we will play leapfrog through puddles 50' long and 6" or more deep, and thats only an injury free PT shcedule it gets much more dangerous and competetitive with games such as bull in the ring, pushball, full contact soccer, and more. My mom thinks that it is a great risk but my dad encourages it and I think it's great only sad thing is I can do this all day and i'm still slightly overweight.:smiley36:


Sounds like you need to fix your diet.

LittleOtter
07-22-2008, 12:51
I might but its all the shools food maybe i should take my lunch.

drako
07-28-2008, 08:51
Thank you for posting all this up, I have a gym membership but parking is a PITA. Usually have to go very early or very late. This will keep me happy in between.

srhtech
07-28-2008, 09:34
I have always wanted to do more push ups. I have been stuck at 40 for years.

SlvrDragon50
07-28-2008, 12:50
So who is ready to start Week 2 :D

waytooslow
07-28-2008, 12:57
So who is ready to start Week 2 :D

what we started? I thought we were just talking about it....:smiley2:. maybe I will start later, been slammed and have had litle success adding to my routine. Good luck to those that have started.

doccdave
07-28-2008, 13:22
My OW certification dives are this coming Saturday. Can I wait and start when those are over? I'd hate to show up and not be able to lift my arms.

NZarathustra
07-28-2008, 13:37
I'm starting Week 1 tomorrow, but I'm not telling anyone in case I screw up or forget.

Oh, wait...

Tiffany Hart
07-28-2008, 13:50
Not me! Your kidding! But my honey does them and then does 25 pull ups. I have him tested every year. If he can't do them, then I'll trade him in.
(Not really)! He is in great shape and an excellent diving buddy. If you get into the push-up thing remember the cardio also and do some running or cycling and you can do anything.
Tiff

Barberman
07-28-2008, 13:55
Printing this progam out now and going to give it a shot as well. Thanks for the Link.

freediver
07-28-2008, 15:07
I have added this to my existing routine and have actually added 5 lbs of muscle mass! Of course, this can also be partly attributed to my diet but I am stoked! Starting to look like Laird Hamilton again! :smiley20:

SlvrDragon50
07-28-2008, 16:52
I have added this to my existing routine and have actually added 5 lbs of muscle mass! Of course, this can also be partly attributed to my diet but I am stoked! Starting to look like Laird Hamilton again! :smiley20:

Hmm.. I think your mirror may be faulty :P JK

I havnt added any muscle mass :( And we have to do a second push up test after this week.. aghhh

freediver
07-28-2008, 17:39
Hmm.. I think your mirror may be faulty :P JK

I havnt added any muscle mass :( And we have to do a second push up test after this week.. aghhh
hehe, the mirror may be faulty...and the scales too but I am going to enjoy the moment before anything changes. :smiley36: I must say also, that I had been working out and simply added the pushup routine. Also taking Creatine. Getting stronger. Currently using a Total Gym. BTW, Chuck Norris called me and approved of my workout regimen! :smiley20:

freeski4ever
07-29-2008, 01:27
I hate pushups. I really really hate pushups. Damn Army for ruining a perfectly good exercise.

cajunfla
07-29-2008, 02:23
So who is ready to start Week 2 :D


Pick me! Pick me! pick me! I started week 2 today (it's tuesday evening here). Using level 2. Not too bad for an old guy with tennis AND golfer's elbow. gotta get the excuses in early in case I quit.

JimHar99
07-29-2008, 09:14
So who is ready to start Week 2 :D


Pick me! Pick me! pick me! I started week 2 today (it's tuesday evening here). Using level 2. Not too bad for an old guy with tennis AND golfer's elbow. gotta get the excuses in early in case I quit.

Another older guy here. Started week 2 level 2 yesterday.

sravin1
07-29-2008, 11:45
could go till fifty. after that gets very difficult

brandon
07-30-2008, 04:35
Hrm, wonder if it can be applied to situps as well? Would need some adjustments, but should work similarly...

-B

hudson
07-30-2008, 22:47
Friend of mine actually started this and had to abort it at week three or four, even though he was very gung-ho about it. He missed three days consecutively, day 1 blamed on the wife feeding him too much, day 2 blamed on a stiff shoulder, and on day 3 he fell short of his goal and called it quits.

Wuss? Maybe.. but don't feel too bad if you go down the same route.

SlvrDragon50
08-02-2008, 10:11
If I fall behind, I would probably just drop down to a lower level, or go back a week..

So who's done their week2 test?

matt151617
08-02-2008, 14:11
I've been trying to do it, but the rate of increase every other day is far too fast. It's ranging from 15-25%, which is way, way too fast. It just makes it easier to get hurt or wear you out so bad you can't do the next day's exercise. Most workout routines say not to move up faster than 5% a week... and this is sometimes 25% a day.

freediver
08-02-2008, 17:39
If I fall behind, I would probably just drop down to a lower level, or go back a week..

So who's done their week2 test?
Did my two week test this morning. Went from my initial 24 pushups to 41! I have avascular necrosis of my shoulders and have had to modify the routine but it seems to be even more effective!

cajunfla
08-03-2008, 01:09
Hrm, wonder if it can be applied to situps as well? Would need some adjustments, but should work similarly...

-B

Did you try it with situps yet?

IrishSquid
08-03-2008, 19:06
LittleOtter: you should start doing the Navy Seals training then..

CrossFit Workout of the Day | NavySEALs.com - Experience the SEAL Edge (http://www.navyseals.com/crossfit-workout-day)

I was going to suggest checking out "crossfit" for a brutal work out.
When I was 16, I could leap tall buildings, run at sprint pace all day, etc.
Keep at it LittleOtter, cuz as you get older; what is easy and doable now becomes much harder. It sounds like you are an active teenager, don't let all the other things in life get in the way of staying healthy.
:smiley20:

Jenn
08-03-2008, 19:14
I'm in can't wait to get started. Wish me luck.

JimHar99
08-04-2008, 10:20
If I fall behind, I would probably just drop down to a lower level, or go back a week..

So who's done their week2 test?

I did the week 2 test. I started week 3 today. I'm in the middle column (21-25 pushups).

No Misses
08-04-2008, 10:44
I skipped last week do to a crazy schedule. I just started week 2 this morning. So far so good.

unclepooty
08-04-2008, 10:46
Got off to a slow start. Day three today.

SlvrDragon50
08-04-2008, 23:05
Week 3 is INSANE!

cajunfla
08-05-2008, 05:38
I missed the test after week 2, so I am going to try just redoing it with a couple extra at each level and see how that goes. That is a big jump from week 2 to week 3!!

scubadubado
08-07-2008, 19:27
How is the 100 pushup program working for you? I've got to whip myself into shape in 4 weeks for a trip to Cozumel and this program sounds like it could help. Any advise would be helpful!!

Foo2
08-08-2008, 12:23
How is the 100 pushup program working for you? I've got to whip myself into shape in 4 weeks for a trip to Cozumel and this program sounds like it could help. Any advise would be helpful!!

It's a little late to try to get into shape by time you go to Coz. That being said, you can be in better shape in 4 weeks than you are now. I can't speak too much about the 100 push ups program as I have had to stop this week(week2) due to some neck issues I have had. But I will say that I was able to do the push ups this week much easier than I was the previous week. Don't just try to get in shape for a trip and then go back to normal when you get home. Make it a life style change. Commit to keeping up your workouts even after you get back from Coz. I am actively working at the Couch to 5k (http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml) program and can feel the difference. Find something that works for you and stick with it! Good luck!

luvs2scuba2
08-08-2008, 15:45
Great advice Foo! I was always a "walker" and never a "runner". My youngest daughter runs daily and I wanted to run with her. No matter what I tried, no matter what shape I was in or how much I weighed, I just couldn't seem to run. Several years later and even pounds heavier, I tried something pretty much like the Couch to 5K training and it worked. The greatest moment was when I ran a 5K with my daughter!

Grizbear98
08-08-2008, 20:53
I'm going to give this program a try sounds interesting

matt151617
08-09-2008, 02:00
I've adapted the program to make it more doable for me, but friends and family have said there's a noticeable difference already in my triceps and chest. :smiley20: