12/30/2007 8:11pm, #11
dive bombers = Hindu pushups? But with the reverse motion?
Also Kimura made his class do 600. The 300 number I believe came from the short autobiography "My Judo" by Kimura - google "kimura my judo". Where he says he di 300 daily.
I knew I would bring out the Kimura nut-riders. I should remember that to speak his name summons them ... :toothy5:
12/30/2007 8:54pm, #12
It is pretty easy to do a lot of pushups in a day if you can fit it into your daily routine. My office is kind of secluded, so every time I leave to go somewhere (restroom, lunch, refill water, meeting, etc) I'll drop and do push ups before I go. Started with 20, upped it to 25, now I do 30.
The pyramids remind me of something I used to do called 'burn-outs' where you do 20 pushups, 20 sit ups, 18 push ups, 18 sit ups, 16, 14, 12 etc all the way down to 2 without a break. If that's too easy for you, you can start at a higher number, or go down by 1 instead of 2 for each rep.:Determined:
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12/30/2007 8:57pm, #13Originally Posted by heyguy
12/30/2007 9:08pm, #14Originally Posted by Nihonto
So no, I'm not a Kimura nut-rider. I simply believe in giving a healthy amount of ball licking to any and all badasses within their respective disciplines...assuming said disciplines are capable of producing badasses in the first place.
12/30/2007 11:25pm, #15
lately i've gotten into exercises that fall into two categories:
1. bodyweight: they can be done with no equipment
2. you can do them in your tiny apartment, prison cell, whatever.
burpees and pushups are great examples of both. i read online that 20 descending sets of burpees is called "the prison workout" because it's supposedly done by inmates, can be done in a cell, with handcuffs on, whatever.
anyway, my meager contribution to the thread: someone mentioned pull-ups! i love pull-ups. if you don't have a pull-up bar, try this:
1. open a door
2. jam something in the door frame, so it doesn't close on your hands
3. throw a towel over the top of the opened door, to make it easier to grip
4. grab onto the top of the door and do all the pull-ups you want!
oh, and while we're talking bodyweight, don't forget one-legged squats... :)
12/30/2007 11:55pm, #16
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One also has to remember that he did a lot of other **** on top of the 300 push ups (which I suspect were done in one single set.)
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12/31/2007 12:12am, #17Originally Posted by Teh El Macho
is it true that you can get huge and/or strong doing nothing but isometrics and bodyweight stuff, like the "atlas method" advertised back in the day (from what i gather)?
it doesn't make sense to get progressively stronger using bodyweight stuff, unless you're getting progressively heavier...
but what i wonder about are "opposition" exercises, like fighting your biceps and triceps against each other using a band or belt. can you make progress that way in either mass or strength?
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12/31/2007 1:26am, #18Originally Posted by leere_form
12/31/2007 1:53am, #19Originally Posted by heyguy
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