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    Default Push ups and sit ups daily?

    I know you're not suppose to work out the same part of your body everyday, but was just curious of you could do lets say, 200 push ups or 200 sit ups a day, at 20-40 at a time. Would this be alright to do and would you still gain muscle from it?
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    Default Push ups

    Quote Originally Posted by Excision View Post
    I know you're not suppose to work out the same part of your body everyday, but was just curious of you could do lets say, 200 push ups or 200 sit ups a day, at 20-40 at a time. Would this be alright to do and would you still gain muscle from it?
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    Nobody is going to suggest this as your only source of exercise... that being said what are you goals ?

    I know that before I went away to basic Military training I was doing more then 200 Pushups , Body weight Squats , Dips , Situps , and running 10 miles....daily....

    I would have to suggest an actual routine like the ones found on this website here http://www.muscleandstrength.com/workouts/home.html


    If you do want to raise your max Pushups I would just do Three sets per day , all to failure , and lay out the pushup's like this :

    Max Pushup attempt - record results - wait 5 minutes repeat twice , doing this daily in the course of say 20 minutes or so can help you build some big arms and chest / shoulders...

    Look at my pictures posted for the up and down position of pushups on my Picture albums page, your going to want your arms tucked in next to your body not out wide... down until parallel and all the way extended ....keep your head looking slightly forward during the entire exercise...

    You need to breath right to get your max number of pushups in...

    Start locked out at the top and take a big deep breath in , then as your exhale try to get 3 complete pushups then for two reps your going to inhale , this is something that works for me... it might work for you...

    I do the pushups in 60 second intervals when going for max number... speed is essential but you cant do crummy pushups...,gotta be proper form...

    My max in 60 seconds is 72 pushups... my buddy can reach the 80's !!!

    Anyways let us know what your actual goals are and we can tailor something better then just pushups for you...
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    I saw an interview with Herschell Walker and he said he did like 300 pushups and situps every morning. I don't remember the exact number, it was pretty high.
    I'm 27 now....crap

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patterson8040 View Post
    I saw an interview with Herschell Walker and he said he did like 300 pushups and situps every morning. I don't remember the exact number, it was pretty high.
    Yup... Herschell Walker.... your numbers are way off though....

    his daily routine was as follows :

    Herschel Walker Workout

    Push Ups - 2000 reps

    Sit Ups - 3000 reps

    Pull Ups - 1500 reps

    Dips - 1000 reps


    Source = http://loseweightbuildmuscles.com/he...r-workout.html


    So this is not going to apply to %99 of the population for muscle building... most people would rather stab themselves in the eye with a bic pen...
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    The interview I saw discussing his Strikeforce fight he mentioned it. It wasn't over 1000. I also said every morning, not the daily routine.
    I'm 27 now....crap

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patterson8040 View Post
    I saw an interview with Herschell Walker and he said he did like 300 pushups and situps every morning. I don't remember the exact number, it was pretty high.
    Damn that's impressive. But don't forget to keep things in perspective: 300 sit ups for Hershell Walker is probly like a brisk walk for you and me (well, at least me).
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    He is an absolute monster.
    I'm 27 now....crap

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    I once did around 200 pushups a day for a couple weeks. It had a pseudo peaking affect and afterwards I went from 50 to 75 maximum pushups. I think it could be done for limited amounts of time, but I wouldn't do it everyday for extended periods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IvanTheTerible View Post
    Yup... Herschell Walker.... your numbers are way off though....

    his daily routine was as follows :

    Herschel Walker Workout

    Push Ups - 2000 reps

    Sit Ups - 3000 reps

    Pull Ups - 1500 reps

    Dips - 1000 reps


    Source = http://loseweightbuildmuscles.com/he...r-workout.html


    So this is not going to apply to %99 of the population for muscle building... most people would rather stab themselves in the eye with a bic pen...
    Not to derail the thread, but holy **** that's ridiculous. I rather just lift really heavy for short reps than do all that ****.
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    just follow a routine

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    Hey I'm going into basic training for the military and i was wondering what would be a good routine to maximize push ups, sit ups, dips, and pull ups.. Also do you think it would be a good idea to have 2 separate routines? I'm trying to work on mass and endurance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IvanTheTerible View Post
    Look at my pictures posted for the up and down position of pushups on my Picture albums page, your going to want your arms tucked in next to your body not out wide... down until parallel and all the way extended ....keep your head looking slightly forward during the entire exercise...
    Well, that depends. Out wide for more pec work, close to and parallel to the body for more tricep work.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gio544 View Post
    Hey I'm going into basic training for the military and i was wondering what would be a good routine to maximize push ups, sit ups, dips, and pull ups.. Also do you think it would be a good idea to have 2 separate routines? I'm trying to work on mass and endurance.
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    It's simply not necessary to do all that work. I mean, do it if you love the challenge, but if you want to put on maxmuscle, there's no need to bust out thousands of reps.

    High intensity doing chin-ups and squats for 2 hours in total a week will do it

    *By high intensity I mean stack up the weight so you can do 8 reps or so. If you can do 10 chinups, start adding weight to your body to drag yourself down.

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