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Flex Luthor

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  1. Ok I am mildly push-up obsessed. I have loved them since I first started working out and could do about 10. That was about 6 years ago and my love affair has only grown exponentially since then. Right now I'm at the point where I'll do them for about an hour and a half hitting about 1200. As you might imagine this gets oh so boring and I would love a partner. My challenge to you is simple. Most full push-ups in 30 days. Bragging rights to the winner.
  2. Ok I am mildly push-up obsessed. I have loved them since I first started working out and could do about 10. That was about 6 years ago and my love affair has only grown exponentially since then. Right now I'm at the point where I'll do them for about an hour and a half hitting about 1200. As you might imagine this gets oh so boring and I would love a partner. My challenge to you is simple. Most full push-ups in 30 days. Bragging rights to the winner.
  3. Yeah those guys sound like total a-holes and on behalf of males I apologize. Glad you switched gyms though hope that will help. Easiest way to continue is just add 5lbs. If you can do 3x10 of that, add 5 more, and so on. Good luck on your quest!
  4. First off it seems like you think you have to ask a girl for help when strength training is the same for men and women. If that is not the case then simply disregard the first part. As far as adding weight to your bench press whenever you can complete your entire rep scheme i.e. 5x5, 3x8, etc. then it's time to increase weight. Since you don't use a spotter whenever you use a new weight it's very important to listen to your body and only complete reps you know you can. Part of that comes from knowing how your body feeling when lifting the weight which will come with time. I myself don't use a spotter 99% of the time except on really big lifts and this is what I do. Hope it helped and feel free to ask any more questions.
  5. If you do a workout completely geared towards strength like 2x5 you can do that 5 days a week because it's not taxing on the muscles. I'm the same way as wildross where I have to get in the gym nearly every day but alternate between heavy and light workouts so I stay relatively fresh throughout the week.
  6. And that Knightwatch, is why Pavel is the man. Possibly a god.
  7. Speaking from experience, the only way to be able to do a lot of push-ups is HIGH frequency. If you can do 10 push-ups there's no reason you couldn't knock out 200 in a day. Have to spread it out though so maybe 30 min. apart. This would accomplish your task in 10 hours. Also, taking another page from Pavel, never ever train to failure if you're trying to get stronger.
  8. Shiggles you've raised some valid points but allow me the opportunity to defend my words. Belt testing fairly often is ideal because it allows you to see improvement over a period of time. If the style tests rarely or not at all it can be more difficult to do this. Same reason why pretty much every fitness professional out there recommends that you journal your workouts, to see improvement. Rivanariko may be different but again this is the general public. In defense against the second point is every great school going to have 100's of students? No. But in general a great school will have a decent number of students and vice versa. Rivanariko wanted red flags and to me that's a red flag. Not a definite signal of a bad school but something to look out for. Also you mentioned that long term contracts are bad and I have to ask why that is? If you think you might be moving or aren't sure about the classes there's a very simple solution. Don't sign one.
  9. Check out Barstarzz. Those guys are freaking amazing!
  10. +1 for Power to the People. Amazing program right there.
  11. You can do ladders, which basically means you do 1 pull-up, wait the amount of time it took you to do the pull-ups, then do 2 pull-ups, wait, 3, wait, and so on. When you can't do any more start over. You can do that 3-5 days a week. Or another good one is take your max and do 10%. Wait 2 minutes, do another 10%. ie if your max is 10, do 9, wait 2 minutes, then do 8. You can do that 5 times a week. Do the same amount of reps at least 2 times in a row to make sure you are progressing.
  12. Was just going through a little bit of doubt about myself but I said forget doubt, I'm killing this challenge and hitting all those goals. Let's do this!
  13. Ok you've found my area of expertise If you want more of the art side there's karate, tang soo do, tae kwan do, wing chung or kung fu. The instructors should know how to have discipline but not be completely militant. Belt testing should be every 2-4 months and you should actually have to test for a belt. If not they only care about money. If they make anyone pay an additional belt test fee if they don't pass again they may only care about money. Make sure the place is clean as that's an issue with quite a few schools. Make sure the instructor there has some training in how to teach martial arts not just trophies, ranks, etc. If there are only a dozen students in the school there is probably a reason for that no matter how impressive they might seem. Same for a school with a lot of students, there's probably a reason. Any additional questions you can feel free to ask. I teach karate by the way, not just some crazy guy.
  14. Ok I'm gonna post a few of my 6 week challenge goals. Just wondering if you guys think these are doable. 1. Squat 350lbs. for 2 reps. Currently at 305x2 2. Deadlift 315lbs. for 2 reps. Currently at 275x2 Height is 5'9" and about 150lbs in weight. Any input is much appreciated.
  15. Here's how I learned how to do one arm push-ups. Can do about 10 per side now. Full range of motion is definitely the best.
  16. I've been feeling a bit frustrated because almost everyone on this and other sites has a higher deadlift than squat. I'm wondering if anyone knows of any good videos that show technique so I can check my form. My squat is considerably higher than my deadlift and I'm confused as to why. Any help is appreciated.
  17. I made outstanding gains in strength off of Power to the People by Pavel Tsatsouline. Basically it's 2x5 so it's really simple but was highly effective for me.
  18. I'm from the area in the suburbs and I'd definitely in to meet some like minded people
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