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« Reply #30 on: 01-23-2009, 00:33 »
Yeah, you're probably bending too much. It's primarily not a curling motion, so think "belly" a bit more.

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« Reply #31 on: 01-23-2009, 01:15 »
Will do, since I have always sucked at sit ups, so a bit of improvement is definatly needed  :awesomD
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« Reply #32 on: 01-23-2009, 08:28 »
Put your feet under something with a lip/edge on the floor so that your legs stay in place.  If you pull up from there, it works most of the muscles at the same time.  Also, I did 5 last night, and then said "HURT TOO MUCH D:" so I'm taking a hiatus until I don't "OW MY FACE" myself.

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« Reply #33 on: 01-23-2009, 16:01 »
Take an easier column and don't give up :)

I think last time you probably worked it too hard, so you're still drained this time.

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« Reply #34 on: 01-23-2009, 23:26 »
OOOF (I FEEL GREAT?)

Switched to middle column in push-ups and man, this is pretty tough (for me), but pulled it off.

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« Reply #35 on: 01-24-2009, 17:44 »
Today's sit-up set was a bit harder, but good stuff.

17/22/14/14/30

Couldn't pull 35 again on the last one since the other sets were a lot heavier, but no surprise and certainly not a problem.

BTW, if you're feeling a bit of pain, it's really a question of how much... but (regardless of what you think of the statement in other contexts) with exercise it really is no pain, no gain. So if you don't push yourself, you aren't going to improve, since you aren't getting stronger if your limits don't go up.

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« Reply #36 on: 01-24-2009, 18:35 »
I guess problem is that tearing muscles is not a way to make them stronger, it says so also on the website.  I think today I'll be back on schedule.

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« Reply #37 on: 01-24-2009, 18:41 »
It's just a matter of whether they're torn or just tired. If you're at risk of tearing them, then the level you're on is way too high.

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« Reply #38 on: 01-25-2009, 00:21 »
Man, I missed a day, oh well, here are my sit-ups

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Whoo, no upper back pain! Feels GREAT man, OOMPH!  XD
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« Reply #39 on: 01-25-2009, 00:36 »
Doing it in better form now? :D

BTW (although the ending is a while off), I'm thinking that after we hit the 100/200 milestones, it's worth keeping up the final week's routine because, well, the goal of 100 push-ups and 200 sit-ups is cool, but if you get in shape it's worth staying in shape.

I don't know if we want to keep this thread running forever like that, but that's a matter for later, haha.

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« Reply #40 on: 01-25-2009, 01:19 »
Yeah, though it is putting a bit more strain on my upper legs (they are underneath something, and in the last few push-ups I usually rely more on those than my abdominal muscles to lift myself up) but all is good, and I'm feeling the burn in the right places this time.  :awesome:

And why not, a keeping fit thread never hurts imo...
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« Reply #41 on: 01-25-2009, 19:41 »
Wait, you're lifting yourself with your upper legs doing push-ups? I don't even know how that can be done, but whatever works, I guess...

Anyway, today's set of push-ups is done. Taking it to the limits here, what fun 8D

8/10/7/7/15

Really impressed myself on that last one, like somehow I felt like I had some energy left, so why not keep going...

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« Reply #42 on: 01-25-2009, 21:15 »
It's more of a combined effort  :awesomD

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Woo!  :D
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« Reply #43 on: 01-26-2009, 11:46 »
Done with today's set, pushing extra-hard on the last group is pretty fun and feels great (OOOMFF) 8D

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« Reply #44 on: 01-27-2009, 21:42 »
Where'd everyone go? icy, come back, we need to get you in shape.

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« Reply #45 on: 01-27-2009, 22:33 »
situps yesterday - 10/10/10/sleep

I'll try pushups now.

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« Reply #46 on: 01-28-2009, 00:42 »
Yeah I was slacking, lol, but I did a quick 50 push-ups and sit-ups, I need to get back on track tomorrow though, hopefully I won't sleep all day like I did mostly today and monday.  X(
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« Reply #47 on: 01-28-2009, 01:00 »
Haha, yeah, don't drop. Stick to the plan, move left a column if you have to, but keep going.

I actually had to do 40 push-ups (10/10/10/10) for TKD club yesterday, but the ones we do there are so fast that it's impossible to use good form. (What a waste... oh well.)

Incidentally, over here I am using these rotating pushup bars that make it a fair bit harder to do, but easier on the wrists and hands. A little bit of angle elevation and you have to control the turning. I'm not sure I'd recommend you buy it unless you have a lot of cash and $20-ish is nothing to you, but if you're curious, this guy seems to know what he's talking about. I mention this because I'm partially experimenting to see if I get decent results from it, haha.

If anyone cares about that, I could write up a brief review of the item when we hit the 100, but don't expect it to be terribly well-informed; in part I tossed down the money to force myself to do the pushups so I don't have much to compare it to (think about why people become members of a gym) XD
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« Reply #48 on: 01-28-2009, 21:49 »
Welp, another day's sit-ups done.

21/24/18/18/43

BTW, whatever your final set is for Week 2, use that to select your column.

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« Reply #49 on: 01-30-2009, 02:21 »
Man, this is getting pretty hardcore.

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« Reply #50 on: 01-31-2009, 02:26 »
Am I the only one still going at this? If so, I'll move the reports to klog instead or something.

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« Reply #51 on: 02-01-2009, 12:47 »
Yeah, guess it's just me now. Oh well, today's sit-ups will go to klog then, I suppose.

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« Reply #52 on: 02-02-2009, 14:29 »
I'm somewhat keeping up with it, just felt like taking a few days off posting...

Last nights situps were horrid, filled with pizza and coke (thanks to the Superbowl) but yeah, what week are we on again?  :D

(I am horrid at following this)
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« Reply #53 on: 02-02-2009, 14:32 »
We're getting started on Week 3.

Oh well, yesterday's sit-ups were: 21/27/21/21/40

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« Reply #54 on: 02-02-2009, 15:36 »
18/25/19/19/30

Getting into bigger numbers, feels like I'm accomplishing something  XD
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« Reply #55 on: 02-02-2009, 21:38 »
I guess I'll start up again, but I'll be back a ways going at my own pace.  Something is better than nothing.

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« Reply #56 on: 02-02-2009, 22:52 »
Going for left column push-ups this time so I can focus on my max set.

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« Reply #57 on: 02-03-2009, 07:41 »
5/8/5/5/10 for me.  Wasn't too terrible this time around.  Dunno what happened earlier.

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« Reply #58 on: 02-04-2009, 02:08 »
Aight, let's crunching!

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« Reply #59 on: 02-04-2009, 07:44 »
11/14/8/8/10

Feel better than last time.  Also feeling that I have muscles again XD