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How many push ups??

Postby seanoconn » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:21 pm

Lets sort the men from the boys.

How many honest push ups can you do currently?

Video evidence may be required!
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Re: How many push ups??

Postby daviesee » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:28 pm

How many days do i have? :wink:
None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.

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Re: How many push ups??

Postby seanoconn » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:37 pm

daviesee wrote:How many days do i have? :wink:

Maybe I should have been clearer :wink:
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Re: How many push ups??

Postby Tom Butcher » Mon Jan 07, 2013 13:08 pm

None - being British I do press ups instead
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Re: How many push ups??

Postby ChrisAOnABike » Mon Jan 07, 2013 13:11 pm

We also need to specify whether we're talking about the proper ones, where the hands are only shoulder width apart, or the wussy ones, where they're further out.
Is the gorilla tired yet?

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Re: How many push ups??

Postby Pross » Mon Jan 07, 2013 13:24 pm

ChrisAOnABike wrote:We also need to specify whether we're talking about the proper ones, where the hands are only shoulder width apart, or the wussy ones, where they're further out.


Also each one has to take 3 seconds down, 3 seconds up or it doesn't count. Me? About 20 these days I think :oops: Never been able to do a single handed one either.

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Re: How many push ups??

Postby ChrisAOnABike » Mon Jan 07, 2013 13:39 pm

Pross wrote:Also each one has to take 3 seconds down, 3 seconds up or it doesn't count.

:shock:
Is the gorilla tired yet?

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Re: How many push ups??

Postby seanoconn » Mon Jan 07, 2013 13:40 pm

ChrisAOnABike wrote:We also need to specify whether we're talking about the proper ones, where the hands are only shoulder width apart, or the wussy ones, where they're further out.

Wussy ones. The body must be lowered until at least 90 degree-angle is attained at the elbow and the body is parralel to the ground. The body must then be raised until the arms are straight. This constitutes one push/press up.
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Re: How many push ups??

Postby seanoconn » Mon Jan 07, 2013 13:44 pm

Pross wrote:
ChrisAOnABike wrote:We also need to specify whether we're talking about the proper ones, where the hands are only shoulder width apart, or the wussy ones, where they're further out.


Also each one has to take 3 seconds down, 3 seconds up or it doesn't count.

You can take as long as you like baby but I'm not hanging about.

If I count twice as many it's your tough luck! :wink:
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Re: How many push ups??

Postby RoyPSB » Mon Jan 07, 2013 13:47 pm

Probably about 40. Used to do 40 each morning - but now do 20/25.

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Re: How many push ups??

Postby Simmotino » Mon Jan 07, 2013 15:18 pm

seanoconn wrote:Lets sort the men from the boys.

How many honest push ups can you do currently?


None. I'm too busy chopping down trees and rebuilding engines 'n' s**t to worry about aerobics!

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Re: How many push ups??

Postby finchy » Mon Jan 07, 2013 15:20 pm

I used to be able to do 70, with a record of 82. Currently I cannot do a single one due to my ankle.

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Re: How many push ups??

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Mon Jan 07, 2013 15:21 pm

Not a lot... got the skinny arms of a small girl (helps with cycling though right?)

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Re: How many push ups??

Postby jonomc4 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 15:39 pm

As a kid I held the school record of 85 in a minute - nowadays at 47 years old if I can do 30 I am happy and knackered and in pain and regretting having too much to drink and therefore accepting the press up challenge and then I get told off by my wife for damaging my messed up shoulders even more.

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Re: How many push ups??

Postby kieranb » Mon Jan 07, 2013 16:55 pm

haven't tried it continuously for a while, currently doing 20-1min rest-20-rest-20-rest-20-rest-15-rest-15, from arms straight to nose/chin on floor. That takes me up to 110, this time last year it was better, up to about 140 but I get bored of it and stop, only to start again later.

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Re: How many push ups??

Postby SmoggySteve » Mon Jan 07, 2013 18:36 pm

80 in 2 minutes - last army physical fitness test. then 70 sit ups in 2 mins followed by 1.5 miles in 10 minutes. Im 36 so im a bit slower on the run these days.

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Re: How many push ups??

Postby Yossie » Mon Jan 07, 2013 19:39 pm

Nuch the same as Steve - annual BFT: 82 press ups in 2 mins, 8:24 mile and a half, 80 sits up in 2 minutes.

The test is run one thing after another so you may get quite tired towards the end. But at the end of the day, its part of the job.
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This is only a joke by the way, I am in no way implying directly or otherwise that there is any kind of link or similarity between BR and North Korea :)

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Re: How many push ups??

Postby seanoconn » Mon Jan 07, 2013 19:56 pm

Yossie wrote:Nuch the same as Steve - annual BFT: 82 press ups in 2 mins, 8:24 mile and a half, 80 sits up in 2 minutes.

Video evidence required :wink:
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Re: How many push ups??

Postby seanoconn » Mon Jan 07, 2013 19:59 pm

Fifty and improving :D
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Re: How many push ups??

Postby Yossie » Mon Jan 07, 2013 20:38 pm

Google the Army 300 club - essentially its the maximum grades that you can get on your annual BFT: its pretty difficult (nothing massive though - deffo not IronMan standards) but a good thing to aim for to get all round fit.
This is only a joke by the way, I am in no way implying directly or otherwise that there is any kind of link or similarity between BR and North Korea :)


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