100 Push-ups (and 50 Pull-ups): Week 6

It seemed like things "got real" in week 3 (100 Push-ups (and 50 Pull-ups): Week 3), but then I hit week 5 and somehow it all got... realer.

Even though I squeaked though the reps, I definitely used a creative interpretation of the phrase "60s rest between sets" and my form still left something to be desired. It really fell apart somewhere around Wednesdays (see workout 2 below) when the max set exceeded 50 reps for the first time.

Although my pride hates the fact that I'm about do do this, I'm repeating this week 5 again for week 6. By sucking it up and taking a little bit more time, I hope that I'll set myself up for success when it comes time to go for the big 'hundred.

The good news is, my pecs have never looked better, so I may not need those pectoral implants after all! (Think I'm actually serious? Really? Fine, click here for the reference.)

I'm still cruising through the Fifty Pull-up workouts although they are getting a little more challenging. To this point, the rep ranges are still very doable (or is that "do able", "do-able",...?) but I'm assuming that this is still the calm before the storm.


Week 5 Workouts:

Push-up Workout 1 (in reps): 40, 50, 25, 25, max set (minimum of 50). 60s rest between sets.

Push-up Workout 2: 20, 20, 23, 23, 20, 20, 18, 18, max set (minimum of 53). 45s rest between sets.

Push-up Workout 3: 22, 22, 30, 30, 25, 25, 18, 18, max set (minimum 55). 45s rest between sets.


Pull-up Workout 1: 10, 10, 9, 9, 8. 90s rest between sets.

Pull-up Workout 2: 10, 10, 9, 9, 9. 90s rest between sets.

Pull-up Workout 3: 10, 9, 10, 9, 9. 90s rest between sets.


In case you missed it:



100 Push-ups (and 50 Pull-ups): Week 3


100 Push-ups (and 50 Pull-ups): Week 5
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About Tony Fed

Tony is the host of the Paleo Magazine Radio podcast, author of "Paleo Grilling: A Modern Caveman's Guide to Cooking with Fire", and Cofounder of Powerful PT, an innovative information resource for Fitness Professionals. He has appeared on numerous local and national television and radio broadcasts and regularly hosts healthy cooking workshops and informational lectures. He is also a full-time Personal Trainer and Wellness Consultant who lives in Jacksonville Florida with his wife Jamie.
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