How many press-ups can you do in a row?

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17 Oct 2007, 3:55 am

Personally...I can do one at my best. I am pathetic at them.
I try and try and still can only do one.
Males naturally have more upper-body strength which is unfair :twisted:

So...how many can you do?


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17 Oct 2007, 5:15 am

I do 30 a day (sometimes morning & night) just to keep fit. I use those special handle gizmos as I have old injuries to my wrists. I do the backwards ones on the side of the tub or a chair too. It's something you have to work at, you can't start out with the ability to do 200. Don't be hard on yourself, just keep practicing, you'll get there.



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17 Oct 2007, 6:03 am

Press-up? I think I did one of those back in high school. Didn't like it though, so have never felt the urge to do another one.



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17 Oct 2007, 6:33 am

I can only do five. However, I can lift objects that weigh up to 60 lbs, repeatedly.


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17 Oct 2007, 7:00 am

i dont know... i never trained them to failure and it massively depends on my current training regime, as i found out. i guess ill be able to put out 30 or a few more anytime, as thats my usual starting point (when i train them, which isnt very often).

also, it depends on what kind of pushups we are talking: hand positioning, down to the floor or only til the elbows have a 90° angle - if down to the floor, let go of tension inbetween or not...



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17 Oct 2007, 7:17 am

I set the army record for pushups in 2 minutes. I did 214 in 2 min 2 years ago. I guess a "press-up" is another word for a pushup. Physical Fitness is sortof my obsession.

I also do 50 pullups off the bar in one effort



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19 Oct 2007, 2:25 pm

I might be able to do a couple, if I ever worked up the interest.



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20 Oct 2007, 5:11 pm

30 regular press-ups, and 6 pullups. Its taken me 10 years to get above 1.


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20 Oct 2007, 5:46 pm

I don't even know what a press up is.

In high school I did 200 push ups a day for no apparent reason.

Does that count?



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22 Oct 2007, 11:42 pm

Are press ups the same as pushups? I once did 70 in a minute to prove that I could, I doubt that I could do that at the moment, though.


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23 Oct 2007, 12:30 am

Its been a while but last time I did any kind of "ups" I could go on for as long as I wanted without tiring. Strange because of how thin I am.


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23 Oct 2007, 1:48 pm

I'm soooooo out of shape! I'm like Brittany; I can do one at my best!



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08 Mar 2008, 5:15 pm

I've never really tested myself but during my kickboxing training a few months ago i managed 32 in 30 seconds, all with good form. I'm in much better shape now then I was then so if I went to failure then it's probably somewhere in the 50's at a guess, hopefully even higher.


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09 Mar 2008, 11:14 am

i'm on about 30 at the moment.



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09 Mar 2008, 2:42 pm

I can do anywhere between 40 - 50.

50 is if I starve all day that is so I'm lighter


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