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Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by LuisHernandez, May 21, 2008.

  1. LuisHernandez Banned Banned

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    What is a decent number of push-ups and pull-ups that a man should be able to do?

    What is a good program if I want to be able to get good at doing push-ups and pull-ups?
     
  2. Standard Too dumb to learn, too stubborn to quit

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    100 and 20 are the normal "goals" people have


    Are you training for something specific? a program to do alot of pushups and pullups is all well and go if you just want to get good at pushups and pullups but will be a pretty big miss if your training for something else.
     
  3. rEdShawks Brown Belt

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    thats the "goal" but i would say if you can do more than 35 pushups without stopping and 5 pullups thats more than what half of America could do (at least)
     
  4. grrthetree Green Belt

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    Push-ups don't really make you much stronger or make you conditioned unless you're doing like 100 without stopping, same with pull-ups. They really are just good supplements to a weight lifting or conditioning routine.
     
  5. Bry Blue Belt

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    I started a small pull up test on myself last week.
    My goal is to do a set of 20.
    I started last Monday. I am trying to do at least 25 pull ups a day in 5 rep increments. Saturday is my first test to determine improvement.
    Last time I tested I was at 11 pull ups.

    Will let you know if this works.

    Bry
     
  6. rEdShawks Brown Belt

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    umm no
     
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    i dont like doing those on their own, i like to incorporate them into my work out, or run. i kind of use them with supersets. do sprints and drop down for pushups, then do a few more sprints
     
  8. Ziltoid In search for the Ultimate cup of Coffee

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    What are you talking about? I know for a fact I have gotten stronger from doing pullups, chinups and pushups (weighted also). Increase in size too of course. My lats have spread out much more from doing pullups.
     
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  10. Brent Schermerhorn Green Belt Professional Fighter

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    Well if lat spread was the goal we'd all be bodybuilders but i THINK?, most are here about strength endurance.
     
  11. XTrainer Red Belt

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    Poliquin says twelve pull ups.
     
  12. vince89 Banned Banned

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    10 pullups and 50 pushups is my current goal.
     
  13. TheGrappler25 White Belt

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    i know some marines and all they do are push ups, pull ups, and air squats and they are huge and freakin strong. considering they do 1000 pushups, 1000 sit ups, 500 pull ups, 1000 squats everyday.
     
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    the poster who said pull ups dont contribute to strength is wrong. i would estimate 50 push ups and 10 pull ups is a good goal for a recreational athlete and 100 and 20 for someone who aspires to more
     
  15. Standard Too dumb to learn, too stubborn to quit

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    You're guessing really high, most any physical standards test has goals alot lower for pushups, pullups are usually around 5 -6 if i remember. Mind you those are minimums but i am sure they are set that way for a reason.
     
  16. Reloaded Yellow Belt

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    I asked a question similar about getting better at pull-ups. One interesting way (I can't remember the term) is to do a comfortable set every day... say 5 pull-ups (which is what I am doing) and 15 push-ups. Makes sense as over time your body adapts and you should be able to add on more reps. when needed.

    Oh, "greasing the groove" it was called... google it.
     
  17. Ziltoid In search for the Ultimate cup of Coffee

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    Like I said...I got stronger from doing them...the lat spread is just the bonus.
     
  18. vince89 Banned Banned

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    Id say 99% of people would struggle to do more than 2 unassisted pullups.
     
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    On a side note; the placement for hands make a big difference for press ups.

    The way I personally do them means I can get 60 or so on the trot, but the way the army showed me over here on a visit I knocked out 80 no problem (admittedly I slowed down towards the end)
     

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