How many pushups can you do?

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  1. mrsir2009, Feb 13, 2012
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    I can do thirty comfortably, forty if I push myself. How about you guys? :)

    [EDIT: It's how many pushups you can do at once, until you're too tired to do any more]
     
  2. NZed macrumors 65816

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    In what length of time? Or just until you cant do anymore?
     
  3. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    At once, until you can't do it anymore :)
     
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    I tried this program about 1.5 years ago:

    http://hundredpushups.com/what.html

    I didn't finish, but I hit about 70 before I gave up.

    I'm trying again now, but I'm only on week one.
     
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    I'm assuming we're talking about the regular kind, however if you do other kinds list them too! I can do the triangle ones and the wide ones, but I haven't been doing them for long so I can't do as many of those as I can normal ones :eek:
     
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    i see what you did there;) but i can do 50 at once then after i take a 2 second break i do my other 50.
     
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    I was doing regular push ups and able to get 45+ at a time. Once I found out that the Police test push ups in the wide style, I could only get about 10 so I'm working on the wide style for now. Lucky I found that out sooner rather than later.
     
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    Yeah, they are a bit harder. I struggle to do 20 of them :eek:
     
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    I finished it, turned out 120 for about 3 months.

    Valley fever and pneumonia for a year and a half, then six months lazy. I think I can do like fifteen now. I'm just about to restart.
     
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    I'm doing the program too. I really like it and am up to doing 100 pushups in one workout. Now I've got to get to consecutive then keep building from there. Such a good workout.
     
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    I can do about 40... But I have been told I don't go down all the way, so maybe zero.
     
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    Who does the triangle/diamond push-ups? If so, how many can you do?
     
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    Usually around 15-20 in one shot. Burns my triceps.....
     
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    I always fail after the third week. It is quite annoying.
     
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    Haha yeah... After about only ten my arms are burning like a bitch :eek:
     
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    So do I, I always get stuck at one particular day and never seem to improve. Then I slacked a bit.. looking to restart the scheme fairly soon.
     
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    I think I could do around 40-50, haven't tried regular push ups for awhile. I usually do fisted push ups (i.e. my fists on the ground instead of palms) with very slow motion (~2s down and 2s up), impacts the chest better. Can hit about 30 of those.

    That's the case with all exercises. You can get up to a certain point fairly quickly but then the progress stagnates.
     
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    Managed to get to 34 doing them in the 'wide' style - the minimum number the Police require. It's all extra from here on out. :D
     

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