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5 minutes ago, Asa Pond said:

I'm really sad puppies lost - I mean how can these not be the best things ever?

 

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I agree, tis a sad day.

 

Now my goal is to insure Vigorous jazz hands beats Mad hacky sack skills.

I don't even like jazz hands.

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1 hour ago, Anim07734 said:

Static holds do not count for either match, sorry.

 

Bummer. I was hoping to go for gold with holds lol. 

 

Thanks for making me do something else. :)

 

PS I love PUPPIES! but I had to see them go down. Also no puppies were kicked in their defeat. 

 

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I'm upset that Fabricating Statistics lost.  Now I have to make sure that the Transience of All Things wins but I don't even like rep based exercises I can't do more than 10 of.

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Hacky sack is deep, DEEP! Lol

 

 

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12 hours ago, Snickie said:

I'm upset that Fabricating Statistics lost.  Now I have to make sure that the Transience of All Things wins but I don't even like rep based exercises I can't do more than 10 of.

 

I'm super glad the line is at 10. I don't think there are any rep-based exercises I like that I can do more than 20 of. Short attention span, I suppose. I had a routine for a previous challenge that included two sets on 50 bodyweight squats in every workout. Yuck. Endurance grinds are not my thing.

 

With the line at 10, I can stick with pull up type stuff with AMRAP under 10, and for standard pushups, last I checked my AMRAP was about 12. Yay! 

 

My target for this week is 150 of each.

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I think as soon as my standard push-up AMRAP hits 22 I'm going to start adding uneven push-ups (put a book or something under one hand) or maybe decline push-ups and alternating those with my standard push-ups.

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Man I hope you guys are ready because I'm going to make you guys work! 

 

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Holy carp is Jonesy bringing it.  Must have been replaced by a robot.  It is the only explanation.  My arms would fall off with that many reps!  Hell, my arms are falling off with my current number of reps.  And it is only Wednesday!

 

 

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I wish I was replaced by a robot, then maybe I could do more stuff that requires my knees! Plus there is no competition if everyone is on the same team. :)

I'm calling this week and last, Movies and Minis. As soon as I get home from work it's Christmas movies and mini reps all night long. 

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The semi finals come to a close:

 

In Match 13, The transience of all things outlasts Being replaced by a robotJediNickD shines with 339 reps!

 

In Match 14, Vigorous jazz hands edges out Mad hacky-sack skillsJonesy fights valiantly with 736 reps!

 

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How does it count when doing one sided exercises?  For example I did ten one-armed wall push-ups with each arm today, so is that 10 or 20?

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28 minutes ago, Snickie said:

How does it count when doing one sided exercises?  For example I did ten one-armed wall push-ups with each arm today, so is that 10 or 20?

That entirely depends on how you counted for your AMRAP.  If your AMRAP was performed alternating arms and counting 1 rep after both arms had finished, then you have to do a rep with each arm before you can count it for a point.  But if you tested your AMRAP separately for each arm (and each was in the correct range), then each rep with each arm counts as one.

 

Though the simplest answer is: you should count your points the same way you counted your AMRAP test to make sure you're in the appropriate range for this match. :playful:

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2 hours ago, Anim07734 said:

That entirely depends on how you counted for your AMRAP.  If your AMRAP was performed alternating arms and counting 1 rep after both arms had finished, then you have to do a rep with each arm before you can count it for a point.  But if you tested your AMRAP separately for each arm (and each was in the correct range), then each rep with each arm counts as one.

 

Though the simplest answer is: you should count your points the same way you counted your AMRAP test to make sure you're in the appropriate range for this match. :playful:

I don't know that that's terribly helpful for me lol.  I did them one arm at a time but I was also careful to make sure I got the same numbers on both sides.  So ten on the left arm, and then ten on the right arm.  (One-armed wall push-ups are hard btw.  Balance sucks and I'm still not particularly strong in that area.)

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2 hours ago, Snickie said:

I don't know that that's terribly helpful for me lol.  I did them one arm at a time but I was also careful to make sure I got the same numbers on both sides.  So ten on the left arm, and then ten on the right arm.  (One-armed wall push-ups are hard btw.  Balance sucks and I'm still not particularly strong in that area.)

You need to do an actual AMRAP test to find out what scenario fits the match criteria.  It doesn't matter that you only do sets of 10 (between 5 and 15) if your AMRAP for the exercise is 20+. :friendly_wink:

 

I'm assuming 10 was close to your AMRAP for each arm, so every rep will count for a point.  But if your AMRAP for either arm exceeds 15, then you need to find a lower surface (counter, table, chair, etc) to make them harder until your AMRAP falls into the correct range.

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7 hours ago, Snickie said:

(One-armed wall push-ups are hard btw.  Balance sucks and I'm still not particularly strong in that area.)

 

Wall can be hard because there is nothing to grab onto. I found it easier to get the hang of these on a high horizontal surface. You can also adjust how far away you stand.

 

Also, taking a much wider, feet apart, stance was really helpful for me with the balance thing. It let me focus on resisting rotation of my torso, which applies to one armed pushups at any height, without so much worry about fine tuning what angle I was pushing at to avoid pushing myself sideways, which is only really an issue when doing them on a very steep incline. (I don't know if I am saying that clearly. When you progress to a flatter angle, you are naturally less tippy side to side, but you have to work harder to keep the other shoulder up.)

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On 12/26/2016 at 2:47 AM, Anim07734 said:

You need to do an actual AMRAP test to find out what scenario fits the match criteria.  It doesn't matter that you only do sets of 10 (between 5 and 15) if your AMRAP for the exercise is 20+. :friendly_wink:

 

I'm assuming 10 was close to your AMRAP for each arm, so every rep will count for a point.  But if your AMRAP for either arm exceeds 15, then you need to find a lower surface (counter, table, chair, etc) to make them harder until your AMRAP falls into the correct range.

I'm pretty sure my AMRAP for each arm is 10. :P  Maybe 11 or 12, but by the time I got to 10 my arms were burning so much I didn't want to go on.

 

My standard push-ups AMRAP is 17 now so those no longer count, sadly (for the Transience of All Things).  On the other hand, it seems like release knee push-ups might fit the criteria (I will have to assess these again though).  Maybe incline full but I haven't tried that yet.  I should probably figure out some other exercises so I can contribute more to this challenge.  (Vigorous Jazz Hands must go down.)

 

On 12/26/2016 at 8:18 AM, Darth Yoga said:

 

Wall can be hard because there is nothing to grab onto. I found it easier to get the hang of these on a high horizontal surface. You can also adjust how far away you stand.

 

Also, taking a much wider, feet apart, stance was really helpful for me with the balance thing. It let me focus on resisting rotation of my torso, which applies to one armed pushups at any height, without so much worry about fine tuning what angle I was pushing at to avoid pushing myself sideways, which is only really an issue when doing them on a very steep incline.

Obviously I need to stand far enough away to get a good workout on these muscles. ;)

But the idea of a high horizontal surface was quite helpful, as was the wider stance.  Today [yesterday] I used my cat's top perch, braced against the wall since by itself it's pretty light.  It's going to take a while to solidify my form but hopefully standard push-ups will be easier once I master these.  My form for standard push-ups is very wide on the shoulders/arms so it mostly works my pectorals, so it's nice to have to engage my triceps more on these.

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On ‎12‎/‎26‎/‎2016 at 1:43 AM, Darth Yoga said:

Jazz hands MUST be defeated!

 

19 hours ago, Snickie said:

(Vigorous Jazz Hands must go down.)

 

It's a moral imperative!  They have done nothing but be vigorous for the glory of themselves!  Transience for all things is FOR ALL!

 

So many reps and sets, my arms and shoulders are pretty sore from all the handstand pushups, diamond pushups, pull-ups, chin-ups, hammer pull-ups, and so on.  Tomorrow, I need to find a leg exercise for this.  Maybe box jumps.  Or maybe I do them at lunch time today... 

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