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    *switching it up*

    week thirteen / 28 stacked push-ups (56/ 196)

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      "switch it up" noname

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        TheLibrarian, my classic rep count will probably improve if I do other variations as well.
        Well that's my initial thought-- we'll have to see if it pays off.. And after a PU heavy workout yesterday, I was kinda bored with classic PUs.

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          Week Thirteen : Tuesday Morning
          15 Wide Grip, 10 Diamond, 15 Close Grip ( 80 /196 )

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            I have a question.
            There are many YouTube videos where people perform say 100 Push Ups a Day for 30 Days. And then here at Darebee too , we had ( have ) that challenge of 300 Push Ups/300 Bicep Curls a day for 10 Days. Usually it is said that, for muscle growth to happen the muscles need adequate rest. And ( I assume ) in a scenario like above ) more than hypertrophy one would be achieving more Muscle endurance rather than Gain in Size. Am I right in my understanding ?

            Also, once the challenge itself is done, if the load isn't maintained one can naturally expect the gains to recede. So, is the point of Challenge to overcome a mental barrier? Because surely one cannot be expected to do 300 Push Ups forever everyday.

            Just thinking aloud?! Redline Britt0 val.lavigne86

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              Originally posted by rahul27 View Post
              Usually it is said that, for muscle growth to happen the muscles need adequate rest. And ( I assume ) in a scenario like above ) more than hypertrophy one would be achieving more Muscle endurance rather than Gain in Size. Am I right in my understanding ?
              Yes. For muscle growth, you basically need 3 things:
              - regular and progressive overload
              - recovery time
              - adequate nutrition

              Originally posted by rahul27 View Post
              Also, once the challenge itself is done, if the load isn't maintained one can naturally expect the gains to recede. So, is the point of Challenge to overcome a mental barrier? Because surely one cannot be expected to do 300 Push Ups forever everyday.
              Well, when I did the challenge, yes, the idea for me was to be able to see 300 push-ups as no big deal. I started with reps throughout the day, then, gradually, did them in a single workout, then in sets to failure. And no, I wouldn't see myself do that forever, every single day (mainly because I wouldn't want to risk joint pain or tendinitis). But the body does adapt. I think my form got better. And since I kept working out on a regular basis, I didn't really lose any of my gains (which were gains in recovery time more than in endurance, in my case).

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                Originally posted by Redline View Post
                But the body does adapt. I think my form got better. And since I kept working out on a regular basis, I didn't really lose any of my gains (which were gains in recovery time more than in endurance, in my case).
                Thanks for the answer Redline . I wouldn't have thought in terms of improvement in Recovery Time at all, but then your explanation does give me how that would work too !!

                And on that note,
                10 Wide Grip and 10 Diamond ( 100/196 )

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                  10 Close Grip, 10 Raised Leg, 10 Diamonds ( 130/196 )
                  If nothing else, I think my Diamond Push Ups Form will getting more and more efficient along with all the Greasing the Groove Numbers.

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                    Uh - if someone wanted to join in, would starting on week 1 be fine?

                    I'm still working on getting basic form right and I think a challenge like this could help at the very least (and, more importantly, seems fun), but starting on week 13 is a little daunting.

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                      No problem Rise_Like_A_Phoenix, you can start at any week you want-- we're not that strict on the rules around here.
                      The idea for the Pushers. is to get into, and maintain, a push-up routine, and maybe, eventually, reach some goals, e.g. the 50 push-ups in one go achievement.

                      It's great if you want to join us. Keep pushing!

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                        week 13 - 56 / 196 (today: 28 increased push ups)

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                          15 Close grip ones before saying good night to all.
                          145/196

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                            Originally posted by rahul27 View Post
                            15 Close grip ones before saying good night to all.
                            145/196

                            To answer your earlier question, beyond what Redline said, I did the challenge specifically to get to 50 pushups in one go.

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                              Week 13 ~ 98/196reps
                              D1 ~ 70 raised leg
                              D2 ~ 28 raised leg

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                                week thirteen / 28 raised leg push-ups (84/ 196)

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