how many pushups/pullups can you do?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by woolnotmutton, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. AntonioPirata

    AntonioPirata Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    16
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Location:
    San Francisco
    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.
     
  2. uhurit

    uhurit Senior member

    Messages:
    1,136
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2009
    Many people are not doing push-ups deep enough or properly, as a result most numbers are meaningless
     
  3. CalTex

    CalTex Senior member

    Messages:
    4,199
    Likes Received:
    239
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2011
    Location:
    Liquidating Assets
    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
     
  4. MattR

    MattR Senior member

    Messages:
    671
    Likes Received:
    84
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2011
    Location:
    Northern Virginia
    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.
     
  5. stevent

    stevent Senior member

    Messages:
    9,555
    Likes Received:
    1,431
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    

    And this is based on what? Sure you see people doing terrible pushups but I wouldn't say many
     
  6. uhurit

    uhurit Senior member

    Messages:
    1,136
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2009
    ^^^,,,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
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2011
  7. gettoasty

    gettoasty Senior member

    Messages:
    12,335
    Likes Received:
    6,547
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Location:
    Home
    not cheating, just different positions to work different muscles while performing push ups
     
  8. CalTex

    CalTex Senior member

    Messages:
    4,199
    Likes Received:
    239
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2011
    Location:
    Liquidating Assets
    

    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?
     
  9. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

    Messages:
    3,885
    Likes Received:
    8,112
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2009
    60/20 overhand, .. some time ago :)


    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
     
  10. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

    Messages:
    20,605
    Likes Received:
    390
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Location:
    greater chicago
    

    I used to have Cogito ergo sum on my helmet.
     
  11. BrianVarick

    BrianVarick Senior member

    Messages:
    1,759
    Likes Received:
    20
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2007
    Location:
    Cincinnati, OH
    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.
     
  12. fuji

    fuji Senior member

    Messages:
    7,062
    Likes Received:
    1,436
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2008
    Location:
    London
    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.
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2011
  13. blackstone

    blackstone Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2010
    

    this!

    we should be discussing weighted pull us and whats the total weight as i bet thereis a large weight distrubtion in users here
     
  14. dwcopple

    dwcopple Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    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.
     
  15. uhurit

    uhurit Senior member

    Messages:
    1,136
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2009
    


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

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by