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2007/06/07 17:50:55 (permalink)
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how often should i be doing press ups, sit ups, and tri cep dips, to increase strength and fitness, for a two year period? should i be doing them every day, every other day, or every 3 days? i currently do 2 sets of 15 press ups, and tri cep dips, and 35 sit ups.
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    RE: how often? 2007/06/07 17:53:44 (permalink)
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    Strength and fitness for what mate?

    If you're doing pressups, situps and dips for a two year period you will get to be able to do pressups, situps and tricep dips well but that's about it..



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    RE: how often? 2007/06/07 18:11:56 (permalink)
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    to increase strength you need to use more weight eg join a gym and lift weights

    to increase fitness- for what? circit training will be good too!
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    RE: how often? 2007/06/07 18:42:07 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: echo34

    how often should i be doing press ups, sit ups, and tri cep dips, to increase strength and fitness, for a two year period? should i be doing them every day, every other day, or every 3 days? i currently do 2 sets of 15 press ups, and tri cep dips, and 35 sit ups.

    It depends on your needs. I don't understand what you mean by the 2-year reference. Do you mean you have been doing this for 2-years?

    It doesn't seems like very many press ups. My Karate students do more than for their warm-ups. We will do mulitple sets of 20 or 30. Sometimes sets of 50, plus a bunch of other body weight exercises. The purpose is to prepare the body for training. It is what we call Junbi Undo. We have strength training things also something we classify as Kigu Undo. Using Jars full of sand. Concrete weight on the end of a stick, barbells, Concrete blocks with handles etc....

    I guess one point is whatever you do you will need to up it as the body adapts. What you listed above you could every day. You are not going to be breaking down any muscle. It may be good general fitness and it may help prepare your connective tissues and joints for the day ahead but you aren't going to make leaps in physical strength. But this may be all you need. It's all good.

    post edited by sanchin - 2007/06/07 18:45:54
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    RE: how often? 2007/06/07 19:27:55 (permalink)
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    the 2 year period refers to me having 2 years to train. how many times a week would you recomend doing 2 sets of press ups to failure then?
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    RE: how often? 2007/06/07 19:52:14 (permalink)
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    What are your goals from a fitness perspective? where is the two year time scale coming from?
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    RE: how often? 2007/06/07 20:07:20 (permalink)
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    i need to be able to do 50 in a minute, and the 2 years is the time limit before i have to be able to do it.
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    RE: how often? 2007/06/07 20:10:35 (permalink)
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    get cracking then drop and give me 20 for high rep ranges like this working up to daily routines is not out of the question. Out of curiosity, why do you have two yeat=rs to do fifty press-ups in a minute?
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    RE: how often? 2007/06/07 20:20:23 (permalink)
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    ok, so would it be advisable to do 2 sets to failure every day, tricep dips, and sit ups, and other bi cep and shoulder excercises every three days ( 3 days rest after doing it) as well as my other cardio excercises?
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    RE: how often? 2007/06/07 21:52:38 (permalink)
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    would doing various other tricep excercise, such as tricep dips, and excercises with dumbells make it easier to do press ups?
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    RE: how often? 2007/06/07 22:09:02 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: echo34

    would doing various other tricep excercise, such as tricep dips, and excercises with dumbells make it easier to do press ups?


    No. Just do a lot of push-ups. And run a lot too. Less you weigh easier the easier press-ups are. In my last PT test I did 81 in 2 minutes which was max for my age at the time. ( about 25 years ago) I did not weight train. We just did a lot of push-up a lot of running and a lot of climbing, a lot of other body weight exercises. I don't think drill instructors ever worried about set counts.

    This is a good way to physical fitness if you are not focused on being big. It is healthy. The more you weigh the more the heart works to supply the body whether it is muscle or fat. The best soldiers in my opinion usual seemed to weigh between 145-170 pounds. They had adequate strength, had speed, could get in and out of places better than guys like me could. I weighed about 197 back then.

    Do 10 or 20 sets a day if you want. The body will adapts.
    post edited by sanchin - 2007/06/07 23:31:43
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