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  • #76
    It's pretty easy to do 1000 pushups over the course of several hours if you keep the sets to 10 or 15 reps. I occasionally throw in a 1000 pushup day for fun with no soreness or anything.
    Good to know! One more awesome way to exercise!
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    • #77
      I did 300+ in a out a half hour. Fun game with a buddy or two, take a deck of cards, numbers represent how many pushups you do, jack 15 queen 20 king 25 ace 30. Flip a card and do the pushups, your only rest is the other peoples turns.

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      • #78
        Ha ha, that would be fun but at that rate my muscles lock up and can't physically move. I know it made my gym teachers mad, and some people don't understand how this can be real, but even when I feel strong and ready to do more reps, the muscle just turns to stone and cannot move. It might be genetic.
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        • #79
          Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
          Ha ha, my muscles lock up and can't physically move.

          It might be genetic.
          Or you might just need some sugar.

          Zing!

          (Just playing with you KG, don't get mad)

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          • #80
            Originally posted by moluv View Post
            Or you might just need some sugar.

            Zing!

            (Just playing with you KG, don't get mad)
            Well played. Lol.
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            • #81
              Hah, lol. No, even when I lived on macaroni and cheese this was true. My parents and teachers were stymied that I could climb trees easily and hurl large stones, but couldn't perform other simple tasks like crawling slowly, etc., without my muscles cramping and seizing. No matter what I eat.

              Sometimes when I'm doing push-ups, or especially planks, etc., I have to stop - not because I'm tired or in any way challenged, but because I can feel my thighs contracting beyond the point of no return into cramp territory. Even when the thighs are not seemingly the muscles being challenged, they will start to cramp if I try to rely on them for postural stability for more than a few moments.
              Last edited by Knifegill; 09-18-2013, 12:48 PM.
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              • #82
                Originally posted by Mr. Anthony View Post
                It's pretty easy to do 1000 pushups over the course of several hours if you keep the sets to 10 or 15 reps. I occasionally throw in a 1000 pushup day for fun with no soreness or anything.

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                Hmmm forgive me if I'm a little skeptical on the few hours timeframe. If your doing em in sets of 10-15 your doing 75-100 sets.
                I do 400-500 push-ups daily in sets of 50 and wouldn't even try to do 1000 in 2 hours. Maybe it's just that I'm 55 and can't keep up with you young studs. I usually do 1 or 2, 1000 push-up days but it is usually in sets of 50 every half hour.

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                • #83
                  Well, body fat is vanishing rapidly - from my arms, lol. I swear my abs look only marginally better at this point.
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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by Mini_mi View Post
                    Hmmm forgive me if I'm a little skeptical on the few hours timeframe. If your doing em in sets of 10-15 your doing 75-100 sets.
                    I do 400-500 push-ups daily in sets of 50 and wouldn't even try to do 1000 in 2 hours. Maybe it's just that I'm 55 and can't keep up with you young studs. I usually do 1 or 2, 1000 push-up days but it is usually in sets of 50 every half hour.
                    Don't want to spoil the fun by saying so, but I find it a little crazy to spend so much time doing push-ups ... just saying, the day only has 24h But I am very impressed by the ability to do so many. I can hardly do 3 sets of 30 push-ups (with 5mn rest in-between) and I am not interested in doing more than that, takes too much time as it is.

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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
                      Well, body fat is vanishing rapidly - from my arms, lol. I swear my abs look only marginally better at this point.
                      The abs are the toughest to get ripped and I don't know, you may have to completely change your diet to get there ... damned stubborn fat!

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                      • #86
                        Originally posted by FrenchFry View Post
                        Don't want to spoil the fun by saying so, but I find it a little crazy to spend so much time doing push-ups ... just saying, the day only has 24h But I am very impressed by the ability to do so many. I can hardly do 3 sets of 30 push-ups (with 5mn rest in-between) and I am not interested in doing more than that, takes too much time as it is.
                        Hey Frenchfry,
                        The actual time doing the push-ups isn't that much. Each set takes about 90 seconds. So, the total for a day (10x90 sec), 15 min. That's spread throughout the day. I don't have to go anywhere, dress up in gym clothes, don't need any equipment. My total workout adds up to around 30 min/ day, 6 days a week.

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                        • #87
                          Originally posted by FrenchFry View Post
                          The abs are the toughest to get ripped and I don't know, you may have to completely change your diet to get there ... damned stubborn fat!
                          Yup,
                          On men, stomach Is the very last place to lose fat. Women, it's thighs.

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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by Mini_mi View Post
                            Hmmm forgive me if I'm a little skeptical on the few hours timeframe. If your doing em in sets of 10-15 your doing 75-100 sets.
                            I do 400-500 push-ups daily in sets of 50 and wouldn't even try to do 1000 in 2 hours. Maybe it's just that I'm 55 and can't keep up with you young studs. I usually do 1 or 2, 1000 push-up days but it is usually in sets of 50 every half hour.

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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by FrenchFry View Post
                              The abs are the toughest to get ripped and I don't know, you may have to completely change your diet to get there ... damned stubborn fat!
                              I've been sub 10% and hung out with ALOT of sub 10% fellas through my 16 years of wrestling. Abs are not a forgone conclusion even in that group of people. I would say only 1/3 of those that reach significant leanness ( 10% or less) to see their "abs" actually have that washboard look so associated with it. Some just carry that last bit of fat right in that region genetically or maybe they just don't have rippling abs....

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                              • #90
                                Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
                                Yeah, I had a good friend who was both super anabolic and catabolic. Just switch things up for like a week and his body would respond pretty drastically in whatever direction he wanted. Kinda pissed me off actually. Dude coulda been a freak of a bodybuilder if that was what he wanted....but instead he was our 150lb wrestler. Sick genetics for building muscle.
                                Probably not genetics. Anabolic processes work best when equally opposed with catabolic processes. The more you tend in one direction the more the returns diminish.


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