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Do 40 push ups and live an extra 10 years.   :D

 

The challenge:

1.  Do as many push ups as you can right now for a starting number.  

2.  Do push ups 2 or 3 times each week for a month.

3.  See how many push ups you can do a month from now.  

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Rusty said:

1.  Do as many push ups as you can right now for a starting number.  

2.  Do push ups 2 or 3 times each week for a month.

3.  See how many pushups you can do a month from now.  

going to do my usual workout shortly - it starts with pushups... will report back.  

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I'm 55 years old,  5' 11" and 180 lb.  

I regularly do push ups so my goal is to maintain the ability to do 4o push ups.   

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Ok i did my part. 

---------------set 1------------------------

40 pushups

50 leg raises knee to chest, hanging by arms  (work core - best ever exercise for my herniated disks)

30 leg extensions at 70 lbs

21 dips

12 reverse grip lat pulldowns - 120lbs

------------------set 2------------

30 pushups

30 leg raises knee to chest

16 dips

30 leg extensions at 60 lbs

12 reverse grip lat pulldowns - 110 lbs

10 reps - bench press at 200 lbs

 

35 minutes... 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Rusty said:

I'm 55 years old,  5' 11" and 180 lb.  

 

you are perfect weight for your age and height - stay right on that as long as you can. 

I am unfortunately 5' 9" at age 54  and just recently eked it out under 190 for a week straight, hovering around 188-189 mark.     I damn near got to 200 about a year ago but been chipping away. The holiday seasons are the worst though.   I feel my best weight has always been 170, but will settle for 180.   Back in my 20s when I was a very big windsurfer (rented a house with buddy's in Lavalette all year 'round) I had a hard time getting over 158 lbs...  Never really got over 160 and stayed there until got into my 30s. 

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14 minutes ago, JHbowhunter said:

Ok i did my part. 

---------------set 1------------------------

40 pushups

50 leg raises knee to chest, hanging by arms  (work core - best ever exercise for my herniated disks)

30 leg extensions at 70 lbs

21 dips

12 reverse grip lat pulldowns - 120lbs

------------------set 2------------

30 pushups

30 leg raises knee to chest

16 dips

30 leg extensions at 60 lbs

12 reverse grip lat pulldowns - 110 lbs

10 reps - bench press at 200 lbs

 

35 minutes... 

 

 

Jack if you did all  that in 35 minutes you are working out way to fast and not getting the most out of your workout. Good for cardio but defeating the purpose of the specific machines/ muscle groups. I don’t know if you work out at home or gym but if try 20 minutes on a treadmill, 3degree incline at 4mph to get cardio and sweat going then go slower with your other sets you’ll be surprised how much more you will get out of each workout

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26 minutes ago, JHbowhunter said:

you are perfect weight for your age and height - stay right on that as long as you can. 

I am unfortunately 5' 9" at age 54  and just recently eked it out under 190 for a week straight, hovering around 188-189 mark.     I damn near got to 200 about a year ago but been chipping away. The holiday seasons are the worst though.   I feel my best weight has always been 170, but will settle for 180.   Back in my 20s when I was a very big windsurfer (rented a house with buddy's in Lavalette all year 'round) I had a hard time getting over 158 lbs...  Never really got over 160 and stayed there until got into my 30s. 

Lavallette is nice beach town. My roommate from College has a house on Presidents Ave. Great body surfing beach! 

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43 minutes ago, MGHunter66 said:

Jack if you did all  that in 35 minutes you are working out way to fast and not getting the most out of your workout. Good for cardio but defeating the purpose of the specific machines/ muscle groups. I don’t know if you work out at home or gym but if try 20 minutes on a treadmill, 3degree incline at 4mph to get cardio and sweat going then go slower with your other sets you’ll be surprised how much more you will get out of each workout

that was typo - it was 45 minutes not 35. 

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