Push Up Challenge

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by Jeff Burger, Oct 17, 2003.

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  1. Jeff Burger

    Jeff Burger Valued Member

    "By a five year old shaolin monk"

    No such thing...the monks are fake.

  2. tang_sou_dao

    tang_sou_dao YoU cAnT sEe Me!

    WORLD RECORDS for push ups:
    non-stop: 10,507; Minoru Yoshida (JAP), Oct 1980 DETAILS
    one year: 1,500,230; Paddy Doyle (GBR), Oct 1988 - Oct 1989
    24 hours: 46,001; Charles Servizio (USA), 24/25 April 1993 at Hesperia
    (new record claim, not yet verified: Jeffrey Warrick (USA), 46300)
    1 hour: 3,877; Bijender Singh (IND), 20 Sept 1988
    [note: This record was not published in the Guinness Book of Records. The Guinness Record is 3416 by Roy Berger (CAN) on 30 Aug 1998 in Ottawa (DETAILS)]
    (new Guinness records, not yet verified: 3602 by Giuseppe Cusano on 25 April 2003 in London, 3669 by Timothy Sikes (USA) on 17 May 2003 in Murfreesboro)
    30 minutes: 2,354; Rolf Heck (GER), 13 Nov 2000
    10 minutes (women): 426; Renata Hamplov√° (TCH), Rekord-Klub SAXONIA Record Festival in Schwedt, 2 Sept 1995
    5 minutes: 435; Karl-Eugen Reck (GER), 11 Sept 1982
    3 minutes (women): 190; Renata Hamplov√° (TCH), Record Festival Pelhrimov 1995
    one minute: 138, William T. Mello (USA) 30 May 2002
    (Note: The French edition of the Guinness Book of Records mentions a record of 199 by Jean-Yves Priol (FRA) on 5 June 1997, but many experts refuse to give credence to this claim.)
    one-armed, one week (168 hours): 16,723; Paddy Doyle (GBR), Feb 1996 in Birmingham
    one-armed, 5 hours: 8,794; Paddy Doyle (GBR), 12 Feb 1996 in Birmingham
    one-armed, 1 hour: 2521; Paddy Doyle (GBR), 12 Feb 1990 in Birmingham
    one-armed, 30 minutes: 1382; Doug Pruden (CAN), 30 July 2003 at the Body Quest Health Club Edmonton
    one-armed, 10 minutes: 546; Doug Pruden (CAN), 30 July 2003 at the Body Quest Health Club Edmonton
    one-armed, one minute: 120; Yvan de Weber (SUI), 23 Oct 2001 in Madrid
    on fists: 4700 (in 3:20 hours), Konstantin Daurtsev (RUS), 20 Feb 2000 DETAILS
    1000 pushups on fists: 18:13 minutes, Doug Pruden (CAN), 9 July 2003 in Edmonton
    on back of hands, 1 minute: 86, Bruce Swatton (GBR ), January 2002 in Devon
    (new record claim, not yet verified: 136, Bhibuti Bhushan Nayak (IND), May 2003)
  3. fallout

    fallout New Member

    wow...those records are impressive.

    I am not even gonna say how many I can do lol. But, I have only just started tryin to improve and this method thing sounds like a good way of improving so count me in.:D :D
  4. YODA

    YODA The Woofing Admin Supporter

    Poor kid :(

    At 5 my kids were playing in the sandpit with their friends like normal kids.
  5. Nerevar

    Nerevar A son of a mother

    I'm in, I can do 50 in 1 set, once did 100.
  6. SOLID

    SOLID Banned Banned

    My max is or was about 70-80.

    I guess I have nothing better to do.
  7. weesal

    weesal New Member

    Count me in, right now just doing 10-9-8 chair program then adding weight, be nice to have a real goal.

    To have no weakness and to feel no pain, is a feat I will someday conquer.
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2003
  8. KickChick

    KickChick Valued Member

    LOL ... hey khafra you're the only one that caught that!

    I just don't see the point .... so what if you can't do more than 100.

    I always say its not the "quantity" its the "quality" ... but what
    do I know ... :confused:
  9. Cain

    Cain New Member

    Well....yes the quality of course but quantity also counts! :D

    Let's put it this way, it was there in my sig b'fore -

    I don't fear a person who has practised a 100 kicks

    I don't even fear a person who has practised one kick a 100 times

    But I sure as hell do fear a person who's practised a 100 kicks a 100 times!!! :D

  10. totality

    totality New Member

    i can't wait 13 days!!!

    bleh...you're going to make me cry! :D
  11. zun

    zun New Member

    Ok. Count me in.
  12. rigsville

    rigsville Shukokai Karate

    Ohh go on then, count me in, I've never been very good at push up's.

    -- Rig
  13. KickChick

    KickChick Valued Member

    I'm wondering if its the same "method" as Robert C. Shouse's "Working towards 100+ Push Ups" (doing partials while alternating with different types of push-ups. )

    ... because I tried this with students in my class and at least in performing this type of routine, students were learning correct form by restricting the range of motion (partials) in some reps before moving on to finding it easy to do a (complete) push ups.

    When I referred to "quality not quantity" I find when when one pushes themselves to exceed a certain number of push ups (due to exertion) they sacrifice correct form and lower back problems occur....
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2003
  14. Knight_Errant

    Knight_Errant Banned Banned

    I want in!

    Oh, 1 thing: I have a ton of tree planting to do at heartwood, a local willow plantation, this november. Will that be a problem? could I get somebody else to post for me, or should I wait until net time

    I wonder if the method includes lots of sets but not going anywhere near failure, as in this thingie?

    Blatant multiple posting instead of editing combined by YODA
    LAZY Errant!
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  15. Jeff Burger

    Jeff Burger Valued Member

    "I'm wondering if its the same "method" as Robert C. Shouse's "Working towards 100+ Push Ups" (doing partials while alternating with different types of push-ups. )"


    There will be weekly tips that will include things like back pain and other problems and plateaus.

    I do ask you make a bit of a commitment to it (2 or 3 months 20-30 minutes a week).
    Weekly updates of your max.
    And dont post The Method until the challenge is over.
    The site will be secured so once it starts no late entries.

    If your not interested...dont bother...some are.

    Last edited: Oct 21, 2003
  16. 47Ronin

    47Ronin New Member

    thats one thing I noticed today was when I hit thirty my lower back gave out and hurt everytime I tried to do a push up, any workouts for it???
  17. Rob_InDaUk

    Rob_InDaUk Grandmaster Sandwich

  18. MuayThaiGuy

    MuayThaiGuy New Member

    I'm in! I have no idea how many I can do right now, but I know I could use some improvement.
  19. kenshiro

    kenshiro New Member

    word up I am in too. I usually do like 100 press ups... but there is a catch.. I do press ups in sets of 20 with like a minute break between each he he.. Do u have to do the pressups straight with no breaks in a row?
  20. PaulO

    PaulO New Member

    I would like to try this too, It would be great to get to 100 Push ups per set, currently I do sets of 25 of different types Ive never tried to see how many I can do but I will try tommorrow morning.

    Can you let me know the details please.
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