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One hundred press ups on days off

Hated2Run
Hated2Run
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Well more like about 20 at the moment but wondered if anyone else had tried this as a means of keeping active on non-run days that doesn't involve leg work?

= similar sort of thing to C25k but with Pups - 3 days week gradually increasing over a few months - hundredpushups.com

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Grannytobe
GrannytobeGraduate10

Impressed, I did s&f along with c25k and totally trusted them when they said by the end I’d be doing press-ups. Huh, managed against wall, just about bench but floor, forget it. I’ll stick to planks - no problem.😉

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Hated2Run

What's S&F? and aren't press ups are just planks with arms 😉

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Grannytobe
GrannytobeGraduate10
in reply to Hated2Run

S&f strength and flex 😀 I religiously did the program on weeks 2 - 6 then realised I needed more. Planks way easier as you just get into straight body position and hold, none of this up and down business 😉 for some reason I’ve always managed planks no problem, press-ups on knees just about, but max 5 or 6 by which time I’m not doing proper dips - truly rubbish at it.

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ForbiddenPlanet

On my to do list to be honest. Once upon a time I used to do the Canadian air force exercises, and now that my legs are a lot stronger I keep thinking I should do something about my upper body strength as well.

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Hated2Run

CAF - what's that!

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ForbiddenPlanet

They're from the 1950's - which is also where I'm from!

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal...

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over61andstilltrying

I still do the XBX Canadian Air Force exercises! Have done on and off for years - probably 50 years!

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Domolos

Me too

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over61andstilltrying
over61andstilltryingGraduate10
in reply to Domolos

I think that both Helen Mirren and Prince Phillip are XBX/ 5BX ers too. Think I read this somewhere. What level do you do, how many times a week and how long have you done it for?

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Domolos

I've been doing xbx on and off for >30 years. Tried the NHS stretch & flex for a while but found it didn't keep me as flexible so went back to xbx. Do 3 times a week. Currently doing phase 3 with minimum repeats.

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over61andstilltrying
over61andstilltryingGraduate10
in reply to Domolos

I have invariably lent the book to someone, which is the case at the moment and so I just glance at the chart that I have written out. I am currently running Mon, Wed and Fri, so Tues and Thurs are invariably XBX with a few extra strength exercises. I don't remember my book talking about phases, I thought it was just chart 1-4. Like you, if I go onto something else I find a return to XBX. It must reach parts that the other exercises don't reach! 🤣 Not really sure what you mean by minimum repeats, I thought the chart provided a number of repeats for each level. 12 levels per chart. Anyway, happy running and exercising to you! 🏃🏻‍♀️💪😊

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Hated2Run

Just looked at this and it is what we used to do for martial arts warm up at uni in the 80s! might have a go at that one for old times sake : )

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over61andstilltrying
over61andstilltryingGraduate10
in reply to Hated2Run

🤣

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AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate10

UnfitNoMore on May this year had a "100 pressups a day challenge" which I did, the way I did it was over 18 minutes.

Say I began at 10.30am, I would do 10 press ups, that would take around 20 seconds, have a 100 second break, 10 more pressups at 10.32 and so on until 10.48 am, 100 altogether, those 10/100 second breaks did help a lot.

There was a Welsh man who did a 1000 pressups in one hour, the only " rest" he was allowed was in the full plank position for about seven seconds, that was some feat for him. at least I got down on the carpet for just over a minute and a half break..

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Hated2Run
Hated2Run
in reply to AlMorr

Yep this one has a 10 second break between each - similar

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Hated2Run
Hated2Run
in reply to AlMorr

Wow - he was 50 when he rebeat his own world record!

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Hidden
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I started out doubt it but have decided not to go to 100. I'm doing press ups plus other exercises.

Good luck with it. 👍

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Olivia78

I did a 100 press ups challenge earlier this year. I managed to work up to 100 per day after a month - but only on my knees. Even at my best I could only manage about 20 on my toes!

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Hated2Run
Hated2Run
in reply to Olivia78

I dont think I could do press up with my toes - hard enough with the arms : )

but will keep on with it I think

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ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

It took me 2 years to actually get to a full press up and I’m still working on a push up from the floor... I love doing other stuff and it deffo helps the running. Good luck with your 100 it sounds like a fun plan

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