Pushups, having trouble. - Page 3




 
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April 5th, 2008  
Spartacus
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cdt Matteo
Wow, this is working wonders for me, I jumped from 20 to 25 by pushing it and now my standard is 25. Working on 30!
How you doing now?
April 8th, 2008  
Cdt Matteo
 
 
I did another PT test at my cadets and I got 43 pushups. I can usually do 40 before I start feeling numb.
I also bumped from 50 situps in a minute to 60. I also did better in my running and long jump. I've been running a lot lately as well. Some girls at my cadets (nice looking ones too) complemented my PT, a lot.
April 8th, 2008  
Spartacus
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cdt Matteo
I did another PT test at my cadets and I got 43 pushups. I can usually do 40 before I start feeling numb.
I also bumped from 50 situps in a minute to 60. I also did better in my running and long jump. I've been running a lot lately as well. Some girls at my cadets (nice looking ones too) complemented my PT, a lot.
Good. Keep up the good work.

Forget long jump and do high jump! Thats where the games at. Something about jumping over your own height is inspiring.
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April 15th, 2008  
FULLMETALJACKET
 
 
along with these guys great advice, try doing them with out counting, by getting close to 20ish you know it's when you usually stop, keep going! 110% every time.
July 19th, 2008  
bulldogg
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by KJ
Drop yourself every hour on the hour for 20 PU,s.
You will soon be able to increase repetitions.
DO NOT trade endurance for form, keep them strict and you will in a matter of days be able to increase.
Damn good advice that ^^^.

And now that you can do more than 30 I'll give you the next link in your road to friggin excellence stud...

* Week 1 & 2: Every other day
POSITION #1: Triangle push-ups (you should touch your thumbs to your xiphoid process (lightly!) when trying to touch your chest to the ground)
+ 5 partials
+ 5 complete
+ 7 partials
+ 7 complete
+ rest 90 seconds
POSITION #2: Move hands to shoulder length apart (the tips of your fingers should be aligned with the tops of your sholders)
+ 5 partials
+ 5 complete
+ 7 partials
+ 7 complete
+ rest 90 seconds
POSITION #3: Move your hands out until, during mid rep, your upper arms will be perpendicular to your forearms. The hands should remain in the same position relative to the shoulders (ie move them "out" in a straight line)
+ 5 partials
+ 5 complete
+ 7 partials
+ 7 complete
* Week 3: 2 days on, 1 off; 2 on, 1 off; 1 on
POSITION #1
+ Until failure
* Week 4 & 5: 1 on, 2 off; 2 on, 1 off; 1 on, 2 off; 1 on, 2 off; 1 on, 1 off
POSITION #1
+ 7 partials
+ 7 complete
+ 12 partials
+ 12 complete
+ rest 120 seconds
POSITION #2
+ 7 partials
+ 7 complete
+ 12 partials
+ 12 complete
+ rest 120 seconds
POSITION #3
+ 7 partials
+ 7 complete
+ 12 partials
+ 12 complete
* Week 6: 2 on, 1 off; 2 on, 1 off; 1 on
POSITION #1
+ Until failure
+ rest 240 seconds
POSITION #2
+ Until failure
* Week 7 & 8: 1 off, 1 on; 2 off, 1 on; 1 off, 1 on; 2 off, 2 on; 1 off, 1 on; 1 off
POSITION #1
+ 15 partials
+ 15 complete
+ rest 90 seconds
+ 40 complete
+ rest 240 seconds
POSITION #2
+ 15 partials
+ 15 complete
+ rest 90 seconds
+ 40 complete
+ rest 240 seconds
POSITION #3
+ 15 partials
+ 15 complete
+ rest 90 seconds
+ 40 complete
+ rest 240 seconds
* Week 9: 2 on, 1 off; 2 on, 1 off; 1 on
POSITION #1
+ Until failure
+ rest 240 seconds
POSITION #2
+ Until failure
+ rest 240 seconds
POSITION #3
+ Until failure
+ rest 240 seconds
* Week 10: 1 off, 1 on; 2 off, 1 on; 1 off, 1 on
POSITION #2
+ 100 complete
* Maintenance: Twice a week
POSITION #2
+ 100 complete

Written by Robert C. Shouse
July 20th, 2008  
KJ
 
 
I am unsure if the kid monitors this channel anymore.
No updates for a while..

I was going to give him the same advice, but not in such detail..hehe

Good work BD.
August 10th, 2008  
Topmaul
 
 
Let me put this out there, I see it all the time people get rapped around the axle when it comes to PT tests, they train to max out the PT score for promotions and such. A PT test is just that, it does not mean your fit for combat. I suggest you google the Marine Corps Fuctional Fitness publication.

Pass the PT test but your physical training should include way more than the lame PT test. http://www.military.com/features/0,15240,120956,00.html

There is a pdf on line some place I have it at work that shows the Marine Corps plan I did a quick google search and found the above article.

I agree with the Marine Corps just because you can get a 300 PFT score does not mean your truly fit for combat. I would suggest you check out the workouts at dragondoor or crossfit to really be ready.

Bottom line you have to pas your PFT granted but if your functionally fit you'll be much better off.

We in the western world have confuesed body sculpting with fitness.
August 18th, 2008  
Ski8799
 
 
true, as the PFT is more of just a tool for Commanders to use to asses an individual's as well as unit PT status. It is a foundation that should be continually built upon through realistic training exercises, ie. extensive ruck marches with heavier and heavier loads, have to be careful not to ruck too much though as undue damage on joints may occur. variety is as important to include in this, ie, swimming, aerobics with the wife...yes, it works
August 18th, 2008  
AikiRooster
 
 
The PFT is a pretty good indicator of how well in shape an individual is, the test is pretty challenging if your shooting for the max. I always thought their should have been much more PT, I felt any less than 3 days a week of an organized run at least was slacking off. I don't know if humps did anything much for fitness, I always felt they were indeed good training for character building and instilling a sense of teamwork, never quitting, never leave a single marine behind and mission first mentality. Especially 25+ mile mofo's.
September 17th, 2008  
Jade Rat
 
 
Crap, sorry i didn't mean to double post..
 


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