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    Pushups and old fashion stuff ...

    At the risk of sounding nut-rider'ish, I read somewhere that the Judoka Kimura did 300+ pushups a day. At first I was slightly in awe of this but then I thought about it.

    If you do a paired sets of 25 - i.e. 25 take a few breaths then another 25. It only takes a couple minutes, and if you are in half-way decent shape you won't even break a sweat. Do this only 6 times a day and you are at Kimura's 300. And you can do it anywhere. When I'm cooking breakfast I do my first 50. Just hanging around, drop and do 50. The office, anywhere ... It becomes habit forming and its really only 10-15 minutes of your day. If you want to be really nuts, stop and do 25 every mile when your running. I have been doing this for a couple of weeks now, averaging 200 a day and seeing positive changes already, without any extra pain or strain. The days where I really do a work-out I still do my 200 on top of normal workout.

    I guess you could also use this "casual training" philosophy for crunches, squats, Hindu pushups ...

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    When I was still active, we used to do what we call prymaid drills (smoking drills from a former female co worker who was in the Army). Basically what we would do was start with doing a small amount of push ups (Like 5) then stop for 10 to 15 seconds, then add 5 push ups to the previous amount. We would do this until we got to 25 push ups. Then we would do another set of 25 push ups, then each set after that was 5 less then the previous set until we are back down to 5. That's about 150 push ups right there.

    I used to also do another drill where I would do as many good push ups as I can in 1 min. Then my next 2 rounds of push ups, try and beat my previous amount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asimpson2006
    When I was still active, we used to do what we call prymaid drills (smoking drills from a former female co worker who was in the Army). Basically what we would do was start with doing a small amount of push ups (Like 5) then stop for 10 to 15 seconds, then add 5 push ups to the previous amount. We would do this until we got to 25 push ups. Then we would do another set of 25 push ups, then each set after that was 5 less then the previous set until we are back down to 5. That's about 150 push ups right there.
    Dude - that just kicked my A$$!! :eusa_clap

    No more pushups today ... well maybe later ...

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    try pyramiding burpees from doing 1 to doing 15, then back down again! Now that's cardio!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nihonto
    Dude - that just kicked my A$$!! :eusa_clap

    No more pushups today ... well maybe later ...
    It was hard the first time I did that drill. One of my former instructors used to do that drill everytime he was leading a class and it used to be a bitch to do, espcially if you didn't fully recover from a previous class the day before.

    I used to do the 1 min drill after I did a bunch of bag work especially if I did nothing put punching for 2 or 3 three rounds straight, that used to be brutal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panthersix
    try pyramiding burpees from doing 1 to doing 15, then back down again! Now that's cardio!
    100 burpee challenge: 9 minutes out of shape

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    One of my housemates used to do about 1500 a day - that forced some serious physical adaptation - all arms, the rest of his bodyweight minimised.

    Think that's crazy? The world record is 3000 in one day.

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    You'd need to do 300 pull-ups a day to balance out the 300 push-ups. I think I'll stick with the iron myself.
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    You're a scrapper, I like that."-Ronin69

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    I believe the proper term for Kimura is "Judo Sama" :p

    If I'm not mistaken, his class didn't do push-ups, but dive bombers.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YidzZW74T2M

    Also, I believe they did 300 in one class...if not in a row.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkDBflFtPIw

    Remember...Judo Sama, not judoka.

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    I remember doing Dive Bombers in my training. An old friend of mine during my days of TKD used to say that this reminded him of having sex with a girl.

    I guess he though that way because of the motion of the dive bomber.

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