MT : push ups and sit ups

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Professor Jones, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. Professor Jones

    Professor Jones White Belt

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    I have a simple question :

    When I can't go the gym, I do push ups and sit ups at home to get some exercise and keep the momentum.

    If I do 20 repetitions sets of push ups, I hardly can do 3 which amounts to 60 pushups. If I do sets of 10 repetitions, I can do twelve, which amounts to 120 pushups.

    For someone training muay thai, what method would give the biggest benefits ?
     
  2. whitesport

    whitesport Brown Belt

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    If you really train 6x25 in approx 10 minutes shouldn
     
  3. grrthetree

    grrthetree Green Belt

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    Doing pushups and situps after a certain point are just going to make you better at doing pushups and situps. If you want to do a little bit of extra work to help your MT, do some skipping and shadowboxing, and finish with a few sets of push ups and sit ups.

    To answer your specific question, doing 10 sets of 12 is better if you want to get better at doing push ups, like a PT test for military, police, etc. Do the 3 sets of 20 if you're looking for a "better workout."

    Just make sure your extra work doesn't get in the way of your squats, bench, and deadlifts. Which you better be doing.
     
  4. TeddyRoosevelt

    TeddyRoosevelt Brown Belt

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    If you want to get better at Muay Thai, there are far more effective ways to spend your time.
     
  5. hell wall

    hell wall Blue Belt

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    you should do the pushup and situps for time. the same amount of time you fight in a mt round..be it 3 or 5 minutes... 2-3 rounds of each

    EX: 3 rounds of situps for 3minutes
    3 rounds of pushups for 3 minutes
    1 minute rest in between rounds
    and also some shadow boxing and neck bridging
     

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