Following 30 day press up challenge Page 24

  • Lukus 9 Jul 2020 23:28:08 23,332 posts
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    Mine wants me to set the tone for my day ahead whilst threading my needle. She cares about me. Yours doesn't care about setting the tone for the day ahead. She's a phony!
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 10 Jul 2020 09:02:43 25,598 posts
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    My girl has a dog that lies next to her sometimes and her buttocks look like two boiled eggs in a handkerchief.
  • Lukus 10 Jul 2020 10:24:54 23,332 posts
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    FINE YOU WIN
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 12 Jul 2020 16:02:03 25,598 posts
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    @Rum_Monkey You still going? The sliding plank thing from yesterday were a pretty good exercise, hurt like fuck by the end.
  • Rum_Monkey 12 Jul 2020 18:18:30 965 posts
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    Yeah still going strong. I've been doing them really late as I've been doing garden work all day. Doing it late at night isnt pleasant.

    With all the extras added it's actually a well rounded routine each day. Not hurting half as much as the 1st challenge. Need to start thinking of the next one soon.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 12 Jul 2020 18:52:40 25,598 posts
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    Was thinking maybe a leg one but the thought of 30 leg days in a row is pretty grim. Was looking for a shoulder one but couldn't really find anything.
  • Rum_Monkey 12 Jul 2020 19:13:13 965 posts
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    I'll happily skip leg day.

    Shoulder one would be quite hard without equipment I imagine?
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 12 Jul 2020 19:15:15 25,598 posts
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    Yeah pretty much. Handstand pushups the only body weight exercise I can really think of.
  • fontgeeksogood 12 Jul 2020 19:46:37 9,972 posts
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    Reverse burpees. I'll be back here in a few days to hear how much you hate them
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 13 Jul 2020 09:06:38 25,598 posts
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    No thanks.

    You got any dumbells Rum? Something like this would be good

    https://imgur.com/a/qy4pB05
  • Rum_Monkey 13 Jul 2020 12:17:08 965 posts
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    Yeah that looks good, looks quite tough actually.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 13 Jul 2020 12:31:02 25,598 posts
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    Cool do that next then.
  • Rum_Monkey 14 Jul 2020 19:34:25 965 posts
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    Starting to feel everything a lot more now, I'm looking forward to a rest day.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 14 Jul 2020 19:38:10 25,598 posts
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    Yeah my stomach is pretty fucked. Definitely starting to show a difference now though.
  • Rum_Monkey 14 Jul 2020 21:08:10 965 posts
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    I can see my six pack again so definitely working and I always fuck things like this off after a few weeks normally.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 16 Jul 2020 21:54:52 25,598 posts
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    Last couple have days have been a lot easier than the ones before it. Those last two side plank days were rough.

    What size dumbells you going with for this next one? Going to have to be fairly light if they're going all the way to 135 reps.
  • Rum_Monkey 17 Jul 2020 10:24:37 965 posts
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    I got my wife a set that goes down to 1.5kg gathering dust somewhere that I can use. Or have a heavier set to use as well.

    Yeah, the side planks are the shit exercise of this challenge. Just no getting used to them. I wonder what the shit exercise will be for the next one?
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 17 Jul 2020 10:30:25 25,598 posts
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    They're all pretty standard, it's just the sheer amount of them later on that will absolutely ruin your arms.
  • Rum_Monkey 17 Jul 2020 10:32:18 965 posts
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    The punches are going to give the worst jelly arms ever.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 17 Jul 2020 11:46:09 25,598 posts
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    Think I might try to do this plank challenge again at the same time just to keep the core stuff going.
  • Rum_Monkey 17 Jul 2020 11:51:38 965 posts
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    I'll do some of the plank stuff alongside it, a few of the exercises I liked and felt the burn.

    Side planks can get fucked.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 17 Jul 2020 11:56:41 25,598 posts
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    They're awful but I can definitely feel the difference they make.
  • Fixxxer 17 Jul 2020 15:52:12 1,358 posts
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    I've fallen behind a bit and did the side plank with an elbow/knee touch. It was fucking shit but was really interesting as a plank exercise that had a rep element that by the end I was unable to continue. I'll be adding it into my future repetoire for whenever I truly hate myself.
  • Rum_Monkey 17 Jul 2020 16:11:24 965 posts
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    Are you joining us for the horrible looking arm challenge next?
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 17 Jul 2020 22:15:31 25,598 posts
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    Done. Kind of ended on a bit of a damp squib with the last few days not really ramping it up. Pretty good thing overall though.

    We cracking straight on or having a couple of days off?
  • Rum_Monkey 18 Jul 2020 09:10:16 965 posts
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    Well it does have rest days built in so get straight to it?
  • Rum_Monkey 18 Jul 2020 09:11:23 965 posts
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    The plank challenge definitely needed all the added extras though. Would have been ridiculously easy bar the side plank days otherwise.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 18 Jul 2020 10:35:52 25,598 posts
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    Yeah may as well, it's fuck all today anyway.

    So weights I've got are 2.5kg, 5.5kg and 8kg. I'm thinking 5.5 but doing 150 fucking reps with them is going to ruin me.
  • Rum_Monkey 18 Jul 2020 10:45:27 965 posts
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    Around that weight I've got 1.5kg, 3kg and 5kg.

    I'm going to start with the 5 and then drop down when it starts getting to the ridiculous rep days.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 18 Jul 2020 10:46:13 25,598 posts
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    Did it with the 5's for now, see how it goes. The dips hurt straight away off doing so many pushups recently which was worrying.
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