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post #16 of 48
Push-ups: chest to the ground, arms shoulder-width apart.
- Closer-in arms or fingers touching stress the triceps.
- Wider arms stress the pectorals.
Always keep your body in a planked position.
post #17 of 48
Many people are not doing push-ups deep enough or properly, as a result most numbers are meaningless
post #18 of 48
50 push ups, all the way down. I stopped working out for a month and am getting back to the gym tomorrow, my goal is to be able to do 100 push ups straight by the end of december. Pull ups: 8
post #19 of 48
Anyone ever throw a towel over the pullup bar and do them that way? It's supposed to help grip strength a lot. I started on those the other day - only 5. eh.
post #20 of 48
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Originally Posted by uhurit View Post

Many people are not doing push-ups deep enough or properly, as a result most numbers are meaningless

And this is based on what? Sure you see people doing terrible pushups but I wouldn't say many
post #21 of 48
^^^,,,and this is based on personal observations: back not kept straight, chest doesn't touch the floor, elbows not kept closely to the body...- cheating
post #22 of 48
not cheating, just different positions to work different muscles while performing push ups
post #23 of 48
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Originally Posted by uhurit View Post

^^^,,,and this is based on personal observations: back not kept straight, chest doesn't touch the floor, elbows not kept closely to the body...- cheating

I was told that your chest was not supposed to touch the floor...per a military guy. If I remember correctly he said that your chest should be two inches from the ground and you should keep your elbows tucked in to avoid possible injury.

Any personal trainers amongst the congregation?
post #24 of 48
60/20 overhand, .. some time ago smile.gif


One arm pull-up anyone? I never nailed one.

It's a rock-climbing thing, and very rare (bout one in 100 000) in the general pop
post #25 of 48
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Originally Posted by HEARTLESS-531 View Post

How are we doing pull-ups, guys? overhand (Marine style) or underhand (palm facing you -easier?).
Overhand is considered the standard. It works your back and shoulders more than the underhand (palm facing you as you grip the bar). 100 push ups and about 13 pull ups (overhand).
Tip -do 50 pushups a day for 10 days. Results are amazing. Oh.. a little flashback from Full Metal Jacket to get you in the mood:
In the Vietnam war movie Full Metal Jacket, there is a scene where Private Joker has a peace symbol on his body armor and “Born to Kill” written on his helmet. A colonel sees this and chews him out.
The colonel asks Joker why he would have a peace button and write “Born to Kill” on his helmet...
Private Joker replies, “I think I was trying to suggest something about the duality of man, sir.”
“The what?” says the colonel.
“The duality of man. The Jungian thing, sir.”
“Whose side are you on?” responds the colonel.
“Our side, sir.”
“Don't you love your country?”
“Yes, sir.”
“Then how about getting with the program? Why don't you jump on the team and come on in for the big win?”
“Yes, sir.”

I used to have Cogito ergo sum on my helmet.
post #26 of 48
I haven't done push ups in a long time so probably like 40 or so and for pull ups I do them underhand and can only do like 8.
post #27 of 48
lul can't do push ups without my sternum feeling like its tearing apart and maybe like 10 chin ups, never bother with pull ups. I only ever train chin ups doing heavy singles or doubles with a plate chained to my belt, I think it has more carry over to the big lifts. Do not see the point in trying to do 100 push ups, im not gonna try do an 100 rep set on any of the lifts, just because its a calisthenic doesn't mean you need to do stupid reps.
post #28 of 48
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

lul can't do push ups without my sternum feeling like its tearing apart and maybe like 10 chin ups, never bother with pull ups. I only ever train chin ups doing heavy singles or doubles with a plate chained to my belt, I think it has more carry over to the big lifts. Do not see the point in trying to do 100 push ups, im not gonna try do an 100 rep set on any of the lifts, just because its a calisthenic doesn't mean you need to do stupid reps.

this!

we should be discussing weighted pull us and whats the total weight as i bet thereis a large weight distrubtion in users here
post #29 of 48

pushups=35-40

pullups=7-8

chinups=9-10

I need to get a gym membership again.  I do bodyweight stuff 3x a week in my basement.  pushups/pullups/squats/handstand push ups/etc.

post #30 of 48
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

lul can't do push ups without my sternum feeling like its tearing apart and maybe like 10 chin ups, never bother with pull ups. I only ever train chin ups doing heavy singles or doubles with a plate chained to my belt, I think it has more carry over to the big lifts. Do not see the point in trying to do 100 push ups, im not gonna try do an 100 rep set on any of the lifts, just because its a calisthenic doesn't mean you need to do stupid reps.


High rep pushups is the best way to develop and maintain lean, moderately muscular physique and avoid bulk
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