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Does anyone want to join me in a challenge?<br><br>
I can do about three half-assed non-girly pushups. I'd like to work up to doing 3 sets of 10. Does that seem reasonable? I just did 2 sets of 3, then 4. But they were half pushups. I can't go all the way down.
 

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OMG!!! I just started doing them. I did 2 twice last week and 3 half assed ones on Friday. It is sooooo hard. I can not go all the way down, but i am really working hard to do what i do as of now. I can blast out the girlie ones now though!!!!!!!
 

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I can do the girly ones a-ok, but I really want to do real ones!<br><br>
Let's challenge ourselves!
 

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DEAL!!!! I am so excited. wtpj made me do some big boy ones and i decided to really try to work on it so i can be a super studette. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Me me! I can only do ~3-4 regular pushups at one time. I can try to keep going after that, but if I go down to where I should I fall, so I normally just do as many as I can and then drop down to modified.<br><br>
I would love to be able to hammer more out!
 

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Ok, so far it's me, meri, and QN (you are heather, right?)...<br><br>
Any other takers? Who wants to be super buff????
 

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YAY!!!<br>
I'm not joining the challenge....but I'll be here to act as your motherly support system.<br><br>
~fwiw, full-on pushups are STILL tough for me at times~
 

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With those guns? Lady, you are my hero! You have such awesome arms!!
 

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I can do 12 good non-girly pushups. I, too, would like wto work up to two sets of ten, then three sets of ten, then four sets of ten.
 

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I've heard that using dumbells while doing pushups (you hold on to them while in position) helps with wrist problems. I've never tried it, but that's what I've read.
 

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Aha!<br><br>
I've seen special doohickeys in sporting goods stores just for pushups but I've resisted buying them because you can only use them for pushups-a waste of money.<br><br>
But, dumbells would totally work the same way! I've got plenty of those.
 

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I'm in! I don't know how many macho push-ups I can do. I'll test it out and report back.
 

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Oh. I guess I should post a goal.<br><br>
Three sets of ten NGPUS, five times this week. I dunno.<br><br>
NGPUS-non girly pushups.
 

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I did 20 in a row Sunday before Keith, the trainer told me to quit. I am now trying to do them with feet on resistance ball. Just keeping the thing from rolling away is a workout.
 

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Dumbells will work, and so will doing them on your fist. That's how we did them in karate.<br><br>
Everyone do a practice set tonight to set your baseline, ok?
 

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my pilates instructor doesn't mind if we do them from knees, but we have keep our elbows in so they are like doing triceps curls
 

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I am so in this little challenge. I need to start building up the arm/shoulder strength. I will try a few tonight and see what my baseline is.
 

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I will try them out later too and report in. Good challenge!<br><br>
I usually do the pilates style like fox-runr mentioned. They are actually harder and challenge the arms more than wide-arm push-ups, although the point isn't to lower as far.<br><br>
One of my students did 30 macho push-ups the other day. I could not do that. <img alt="surprised.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/surprised.gif">
 

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I'd like to be able to do both kinds... They work different muscles, right?<br><br>
My triceps are <b>weak.</b>
 
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