Following 30 day press up challenge Page 3

  • Lukus 18 May 2020 14:07:05 23,335 posts
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    I did one of these things a few years back and got up to 70 in a row, then got bored. I do remember thinking it needed more rest days though.
  • KnuttinAtoll 18 May 2020 14:50:54 8,146 posts
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    @Nexus_6 I'm well away from that level of fitness, but good to know. Speaking about form - I don't really know if what I'm doing is correct, but I've seen YT's of people keeping their arms really close to the body while doing push-ups - while I'm having them quite far apart (I guess that's easier).

    I do focus on form in terms of core and legs being straight (imagining doing a plank so to speak), but it's a long way to go for me to get to those numbers of repeats. They're one of the best exercises in my opinion but I can't say that I particularly enjoy doing them.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 18 May 2020 14:56:17 25,616 posts
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    The closer in you are the more it works your arms, the wider the more it works your chest. Close in is a lot harder, hence close grip push ups being such a bastard.
  • Nexus_6 18 May 2020 15:18:00 5,072 posts
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    I was writing a response when Decks barged (muscled) in.
    That's the sum of it really - different arm positions for different muscles. The 'standard' position for a press-up is about shoulder width (correct me if I'm wrong) and wider for chest muscles which I have been trying to do to get rid of the man tits.
    You can test this out by doing the one stance until tired, then changing stance and seeing if it's easier again because you're using different muscle groups.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 18 May 2020 15:27:52 25,616 posts
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    Push ups tend to enhance your man tits rather than get rid of them. They will be a lot perkier though. You're best off working on your back and shoulders to stretch the tits out a bit. Punching stuff works best. A bag, the wife, whatever you can get your hands on.
  • Nexus_6 18 May 2020 15:41:58 5,072 posts
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    @Decks Will try tonight and report back
  • JamboWayOh 18 May 2020 15:54:48 20,019 posts
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    I fully expect this thread to be full of swole members. Fully pumped. Totally engorged and vascular.
  • richarddavies 18 May 2020 15:57:31 7,767 posts
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    Are you talking about arms there?
  • JoeBlade 18 May 2020 15:59:33 5,094 posts
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    I was about to ask: can I partake in the challenge but replace "press up" with "wank"? And maybe divide the numbers by 10, 100 in one day does seem a bit much...

    Now to figure out what a diamond and decline one would entail.
  • JamboWayOh 18 May 2020 16:00:33 20,019 posts
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    richarddavies wrote:
    Are you talking about arms there?
    Of course. What do you think I'm talking about you dirty, dirty bird?!
  • RawShark 18 May 2020 16:05:26 1,210 posts
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    Yeah alright.

    Day one done. I knew ring fit was secretly getting me jacked.
  • Mola_Ram 18 May 2020 16:21:53 23,984 posts
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    Right, day one done. I even took video of it.

  • Mola_Ram 18 May 2020 16:22:48 23,984 posts
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    I don't know why I felt the need to do it outside, but the weather was nice.
  • Dirt3 18 May 2020 16:37:27 1,038 posts
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    That can't be Oz.

    There are no snakes.

    And the sun would have burnt a hole in his back in 20 seconds.

    And why isn't the car filled with toilet roll ?

    This isn't you.
  • KnuttinAtoll 18 May 2020 16:48:48 8,146 posts
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    Nexus_6 wrote:
    I was writing a response when Decks barged (muscled) in.
    That's the sum of it really - different arm positions for different muscles. The 'standard' position for a press-up is about shoulder width (correct me if I'm wrong) and wider for chest muscles which I have been trying to do to get rid of the man tits.
    You can test this out by doing the one stance until tired, then changing stance and seeing if it's easier again because you're using different muscle groups.
    Cool, I should try this... some time. I do remember doing the narrow position ages ago now, and it was basterd hard to even do just a handful of repeats, let alone several dozen.
  • sport 18 May 2020 16:59:30 16,109 posts
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    Chimps always do close arm, and look how jacked they are.
  • Psychotext 18 May 2020 17:20:57 67,170 posts
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    Mola_Ram wrote:
    Right, day one done. I even took video of it.

    Those pushups are so powerful that he's warping the ground around him!
  • Dirt3 18 May 2020 17:32:20 1,038 posts
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    Is that the advanced program, day 4 ?
  • Carlo 18 May 2020 20:04:09 21,323 posts
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    ZuluHero wrote:
    Remember to do 5 minutes just to warm up first. I went in cold and something hurt in my left arm after 3 so had to stop.
    Have a wank alternating arms?
  • Rum_Monkey 18 May 2020 20:10:07 969 posts
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    Day 1 done. Already dreading the diamond press ups.
  • fontgeeksogood 18 May 2020 20:52:41 9,996 posts
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    Superman push ups can fuck off
  • thelzdking 18 May 2020 21:36:37 10,111 posts
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    I might do the fatty's version of this and the plank one. It's become apparent that my core is pretty much non-existant.
  • Fake_Blood 18 May 2020 21:44:51 10,446 posts
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    I'm not joining in unless it has a catchy name like sober october.
  • fontgeeksogood 18 May 2020 21:48:51 9,996 posts
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    sport wrote:
    Chimps always do close arm, and look how jacked they are.
    Jamie, pull that up
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 18 May 2020 21:50:35 25,616 posts
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    Fake_Blood wrote:
    I'm not joining in unless it has a catchy name like sober october.
    BIG GAY MAY
  • Lukus 18 May 2020 21:51:29 23,335 posts
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    HEAT SHOCK PROTEINS
  • elstoof 18 May 2020 21:54:31 25,868 posts
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    Thread needs more heyyo! pasty torso pics
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 18 May 2020 21:58:05 25,616 posts
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    I took a picture of one of my guns earlier. If I don't die and there's any noticeable gains I might do a montage pic at the end.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 18 May 2020 21:58:35 25,616 posts
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    I'm getting oiled up for tomorrows push ups too.
  • Fake_Blood 18 May 2020 22:08:10 10,446 posts
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    Decks wrote:
    Fake_Blood wrote:
    I'm not joining in unless it has a catchy name like sober october.
    BIG GAY MAY
    Well fuck. So is it 100 push-ups in a row or just in a day?
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