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200 sit-ups. 100 push ups. potentially other numbers of other things.

bhorrrr2011-09-21 09:28:43 +0000 #1
so, i'm in reasonably terrible shape. no one knows it because i'm so thin, but it's true. i happened upon an android app called "200 sit-ups" or some bs like that, and then found out that it's a website.

www.twohundredsitups.com

on the left hand, there are lengths to other numbers of other things.

basically, it's a simple program to get you to your desired number of whatevers within 6 weeks. i'm going to simultaneously do the situps and pushups ones and report back here with how well it's working out.

it's not going to be interesting at all.

the first thing you do is an initial evaluation. i did those saturday. i kinda messed up because i thought the lowest tier of the chart for sit-ups was "below 39". i did 20-something, knew i could do more, but not enough to get to 40, and just gave up. it turns out that that wasn't the lowest tier, but i'm doing this one with my roommate and she got to 20, so we're both doing the "11-20" chart. today, day 1, i got to 45 (using sets of 9-9-6-6-15).

with pushups, i could only do 14. however, the sets for day 1 for that amount are 10-12-7-7-at least 9, and that intimidated me, so i threw myself into the "6-10" range instead. today, i did 33 (using sets of 6-7-5-5-10).

it's a 3 day a week program for 6 weeks and i'm gonna use this thread as a log for my progress with a final verdict on whether it worked.

unless i lose all motivation...

see yous'ins wednesday!


wgrapple2011-09-21 09:40:22 +0000 #2
Be consistent and you'll be amazed at how many more reps you'll be able to do in no time. I do a lot of pushups, situps, and pullups around the apartment since I work from home. At first I was struggling to do 7-10 good form pullups now I can do 30 so just stick with it.
bhorrrr2011-09-21 09:44:49 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by wgrapple

Be consistent and you'll be amazed at how many more reps you'll be able to do in no time. I do a lot of pushups, situps, and pullups around the apartment since I work from home. At first I was struggling to do 7-10 good form pullups now I can do 30 so just stick with it.

I'm going for pullups next. I'm just not sure where exactly I'm gonna be able to do them.
wgrapple2011-09-21 10:15:48 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by bhorrrr

I'm going for pullups next. I'm just not sure where exactly I'm gonna be able to do them.

www.target.com/Iron-...orkout/dp/B001EJMS6K

I picked this guy up for the apartment, if you have a regular door frame with a ledge above it hooks on and works extremely well. I had one where you screwed a bar into the door frame when I was younger but I much before this kind of bar because you can do a few different grip positions.

I found it best to start by doing low reps but tons of sets. For me that was 5 pull ups for 10-20 sets and then it quickly went up from there.
Technique2011-09-21 10:49:55 +0000 #5
If it helps, I can call you names to motivate you?
bhorrrr2011-09-21 10:56:01 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by Technique

If it helps, I can call you names to motivate you?

it does.

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