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Old 02-04-2010, 05:23 AM   #81
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I've had that overhead as well
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Old 02-04-2010, 05:27 AM   #82
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Damn.....way to out eat me. Well actually we're eating the same but I think I double your bodyweight. lol.).
Heh, yeah, you definitely eat more meat than I do...9 oz of ground beef is about my max. I need to be better about veggies during the day, but I seem to do fine with a good amount of fruit. I just need to eat more raw veggies, so I don't have to worry about cooking.

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Old 02-04-2010, 05:34 AM   #83
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Well, I can do about 22 knuckle push ups with my elbows straight back, hugged to my body. Probably flat handed and if I let my elbows poke out in a natural position I could knock out a few more.
Okay, so for pushups, you want to start a grease the groove program. You can google it, but the basics are:

If you have about 20 pushups, you want to work in sets of 10 (about 50% of your max). Every hour, throughout the day, do 10 pushups. Do this for a week. At the end of the week, see how many consecutive pushups you can do and adjust your sets accordingly. You're basically keeping yourself from going to failure on any one set, and over the course of the day, you'll get in more pushups than you would if you were trying to knock them out in one session.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:51 AM   #84
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Here's a GTG push up program from the evil russian. Work for me

All day long from when you get up (I Usually waited till after my shower) till 2 hours before bed you do the percentage of your max push ups at every time interval.

If you want to squat as well, I would do 2-3 sets of 5 resp every other day. After a week, if you think you can handle it, add in 2-3 sets of pull (not to failure) after your squats. run three times a week.

This is hard program. Do add in a bunch of other stuff, don't add more rep or reduce the time.

Would alternate this program and then twl other weeks that has you overhead pressing and benching for 5 or less reps.

WEEK 1

Mon: 100% test, relative intensity (RI) 30% Set frequency (SF) 60 min
Tues: RI 50% SF 60 min
Wed: RI 60% SF 45 min
Thurs: RI 25% SF 60 min
Fri: RI 45% SF 30 min
Sat: RI 40% SF 60 min
Sun: RI 20% SF 90 min

WEEK 2

Mon: 100% test RI 35% SF 45min
Tues: RI 55% SF 20 min
Wed: RI 30% SF 15 min
Thurs: RI 65% SF 60min
Fri: RI 35% SF 45 min
Sat: RI 45% SF 60 min
Sun: RI 25% SF120 min

WEEK 3

Mon: 100% test
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Old 02-04-2010, 12:30 PM   #85
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^Looks like a good routine. Will it hurt the recovery from my weightlifting, and vice versa will weightlifting hurt my recovery from that routine?
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Old 02-04-2010, 01:27 PM   #86
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"So my primary goal is to be able to do at least 50, but optimally 100 push-ups before I leave for this.

My weightlifting goals are to be able to squat at least 200, and bench at least my body weight (185 last I checked)."

These are your stated goals. This program addresses those goals. This is your weightlifting program.

You can do whatever you want, just don't claim it was the one I gave you.
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