30 days of strength question

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    30 days of strength question

    I started 30 days of strength and am on day 3, I felt I was more fit than Stage 1 so far and wanted to try do something "harder" but did not want to take on stage 2 and not find out I cannot finish it. So instead of 3 sets of "1 Push + 20 punches, repeated 4 times", I did 3 push ups with a Burpee motion (and hop) at the start and end of the push ups. I felt it after the set and by the end of set 3 I just barely finished (but I did finish). I am gonna stick with Set 1 until I get back to the start (While adding a little extra work) and then try take on stage 2. Here's my question, If I did 3x4 push ups per set for 4 sets, that would be a total of 48 push ups for the work out with 3 rests (each at 2 minutes), Stage 2 adds up to 40 push ups (2x4 for 4 sets), but has 4 rests. So Stage 2, as it is written, lasts longer until the end of the workout with less push ups total, but will that extra time resting (and extending the length of the workout to produce hormones) help build more strength than those extra 8 push ups? I feel I should just stick to Stage 2 as written first, then make it a little harder for myself next month, then take on Stage 3 so I know I can finish the stages rather then get 75% of the way and build less strength than if I had stuck with the previous stage. Thank you all for your time and assistance.

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    I am far from an expert on fitness, but my inclination would be to say that if you are not pushing yourself to injury that more exercise will always win out over anything else.

    I tell myself something similar to this when I am swimming. I often get people who come into the pool and lap me, but then they only swim 8 laps versus my 40. I pass them on 100% of the laps that they don't swim.

    Isn't it a similar concept? They might get better cardiovascular workout for the time they are in the pool, but I am there longer so it matters more I think

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      #3
      You could also consider decreasing the rest time, I usually do this, when I get to 30 seconds of rest step to the next level.
      You can also do one more set of level one and get to 4 sets, I generally try to keep the structure of the workout as it is by playing on rest and sets.
      And keep in mind that maybe you can change levels depending on the exercises that are there

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        #4
        Hi spoonroot , as far as I have seen, the Darebee programs are usually built for continous (every day) workouts and quite progressive in performance throughout the program. So in the course of the program it will get harder. What might look like an easy day is an easy day because it's an active rest day, the body needs. In Your case the Tendon Strength and Stretching Days.
        There also will always be days You can do on level III, but then there are some that are just doable in level II or I. There is nothing wrong with that. Maybe You have strong legs, so Legs Days are easy (level III), but if Your trizeps need training the Chest & Trizeps Days will be are hard so do level II or I.
        The Darbee-Team tests those workouts quite thoroughly, so like Fremen mentioned, I too think that it's better to stay with the program and maybe fiddle with rest time and/or levels, than with the workout itself.
        All the best
        Andi

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