The 100 press-ups programme

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14/04/2009 at 12:46
Cheers PH.
14/04/2009 at 21:46
PH what's a box press up?? I can't do the proper ones but think I'll start on the knee ones.
15/04/2009 at 17:32
This looks very good, mind if I join you on this thread?  Tried the test about 20minutes ago and completed 10 knee press-ups and my arms are still hurting quite a bit.  Will probably do some on friday and then start the program again properly next monday, second column of the first week. Week six looks scary
15/04/2009 at 17:51

Box pressup is just doing pressups on all fours

the easiest type

dont look at week six!

15/04/2009 at 19:56
*looks at week six*
15/04/2009 at 20:55

The situps programme looks interesting. The technique section is worth a read. But I was told that the best way to do situps is in reverse, that is, starting upright and inclining back to 45 degrees to engage the abs then rising again. Rather than lying flat and lifting yourself up. Anyone got any thoughts?

(Still resting after giving half an arm of blood yesterday but must get back into this asap)

16/04/2009 at 06:10

85 press ups and sit ups for me yesterday and today.

Getting back into the 'old routine' !

20/04/2009 at 06:15

85 press up and sit ups today.

Trying to build up again, as I've 'let it go a bit' recently !

21/04/2009 at 06:22

85 press ups and sit ups again.

The beauty of doing press ups is their simplicity and you can do them virtually anywhere !

24/04/2009 at 16:05
Hi everyone thought I would hop on aswell. I have done this program before for a bit but had to give it up as had to go into hospital for a hernia op its been two months since that so sure I can start up again now
02/09/2009 at 10:41

I stopped this through sheet laziness & now want to get back to it, but I seem to have a problem with my shoulders hurting quite a lot - often they're stiff while I'm running, so I'm kind of reluctant to put too much pressure on them with press-ups. Anyone any ideas?

(I see it's been a while since anyone posted, so I shan't hold by breath for a response )

02/09/2009 at 22:30

Hi Roslyn ... allow me to surprise you with a response!

After much laziness I'm doing pressups again but not actually doing the programme. Call it pressup base training if you will, random 10s and 20s throughout the day. I will tackle the programme again but I think I've said that before

03/09/2009 at 10:26

Go for it. Impress us!

I will try again next week. I'm running the Glasgow 1/2 on Sunday so I shan't take any risks until then.

03/09/2009 at 10:30

Hi folks, sounds like we're all needing a bit of motivation to get back into the programme! I was doing it previously and attempted the final test but failed at 86 and then after that seemed to get a bit demoralised.

In the last couple weeks I've started doing some again... 100 a night but in reps of 25, may well give the challenge another go at some point but mainly just like the extra core strength that I get from at least doing some!

03/09/2009 at 10:40
It's pretty astonishing how fast it improves your core strength. It was my main reason for starting - my puny arms getting tired on longer runs. But it even impacted on short runs, giving me more strength and improving my pace  - I can understand how Usain Bolt is so fast - the size of his muscles, it ain't his legs powering him on, it's his arms
03/09/2009 at 12:53

Nice to see this thread back, as I'd forgotten about it !

Been a bit lazy and back to doing 75 a day.

Roslyn: Go for it, best not to start doing these pre Glasgow Half.

03/09/2009 at 13:38
lazy.....75.........eh????? Ok I've a long long way to go!
04/09/2009 at 12:50

Rosyln: I've been doing press ups regularly  since I was at school . My old PE teachers swore that they were excellent for all round body conditioning "!

Everything is relative I suppose ! Some people can  run 10 miles and not think much about it.

 At the moment running 10 miles is massive to me.

23/09/2009 at 21:28

Well, it's only taken me nearly 3 weeks (and I wasn't running the GNR), but I did re-start. Did the test last week & managed to do 20, so that put me on column 3 back at week 1. Tonight did 10, 12, 7,7,14 (min 9). I now have shaky arms but feel very chuffed with myself that I managed the 5 extra on the last rep.

 Now I just need to remember to do day 2 over the weekend.


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