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Old 09-05-21, 12:01 PM
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Or, the cheating type you see lots of places where the total movement of the body is about four to six inches... and then they crow about how many pushups they can do and how fast.
Exactly the point I was getting at; any reasonably fit person can crank out 100 push-ups if a "push-up" is a lot of head-bobbing and marginal bending of the elbows. "How many pushups can you do?" in almost all cases is a measure of ego-gratification needs more than strength or fitness. 🙄
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Old 09-10-21, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by notmyke View Post
Exactly the point I was getting at; any reasonably fit person can crank out 100 push-ups if a "push-up" is a lot of head-bobbing and marginal bending of the elbows. "How many pushups can you do?" in almost all cases is a measure of ego-gratification needs more than strength or fitness. 🙄
How many pushups did you do ?
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Old 09-11-21, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife View Post
How many pushups did you do ?
Like I said, "How many pushups can you do?" in almost all cases is a measure of ego-gratification needs more than strength or fitness.
I graduated beyond that in my development.
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Old 09-12-21, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by notmyke View Post
Like I said, "How many pushups can you do?" in almost all cases is a measure of ego-gratification needs more than strength or fitness.
I graduated beyond that in my development.
Please stop trolling this thread like a child throwing a tantrum
If you don't like the topic please excuse yourself.

To all others, how many pushups did you do ?
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As usual, the three measurements the OP is demanding are proxies for what's really being compared:

1. Length
2. Girth
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Please stop trolling....
Yes, please.
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To all others, how many pushups did you do ?
How many kettlebell snatches can you do with a 70 pound kettlebell ??
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What is the maximum airspeed velocity of a common swallow in level flight?
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What is the maximum airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow in level flight?
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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife View Post
How many pushups did you do ?
Yeah, that was real important in HS gym. Turned out that the skinnier one was, the more pushups one could do. Some skinny kids could do 70. 25 was good for me. I was terrible at ball sports, so no one noticed that I could put the shot further than the captain of the basketball team. I weighed maybe 132, but my older brother taught me the skill plus I was already a cyclist and had been running a daily mile since I was 12. This all reminds me so much of those days. Our PT instructor was also a history teacher. . How it was back then.

Watts/kg is a pretty good measure of cycling fitness. Another good one is ET for a hilly 400k. My wife and I just got back from a 10-day unsupported backpack in the Cascades. We've been doing those once/year for 48 years. I'm tired, so it'll be daily 30' recovery spins on the rollers for a week. Just baseline fitness . . .
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Originally Posted by Trakhak View Post
As usual, the three measurements the OP is demanding are proxies for what's really being compared:
1. Length
2. Girth
...and typically with an inverse relationship.
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What is the maximum airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow in level flight?
African or European?
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
How many kettlebell snatches can you do with a 70 pound kettlebell ??
Great question. I actually use a 70 lb KB when I went to the gym.
I would do 3x20 with 70lbs. 2 handed swings. Really miss it.
I plan to rejoin the gym this winter. What KB's do u like ?
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