100 Push-ups (and 50 Pull-ups): Week 9

I ended up getting sick towards the end of this week, but I decided to push my luck and complete all my scheduled workouts anyway.  The workouts are definitely much harder when your airways are clogged and finishing each set means feeling your heart beat in your head. This was also the first "extra" week where I extended the protocol listed on Hundredpushups.com, so there were some big numbers that I had to hit.

The pull-up workouts are starting to get tough as well, but I have noticed a big improvement in my "elasticity".  Without losing too much integrity in my form, I feel like I can speed the movement up just a bit and "bounce" through quite a few pull-ups.  Functionally, I think this is to be expected as I would need a huge increase in muscle mass to get through them "slow and controlled".

Next week looks like it will be a beast, so I am pounding "green" smoothies left and right and trying to get myself well again.


Week 8 Workouts:

Push-up Workout 1 (in reps): 50, 60, 45, 35,  max set (minimum of 60). 60s rest between sets.

Push-up Workout 2: 24, 24, 37, 37, 28, 28, 18, 18, max set (minimum of 63). 45s rest between sets.

Push-up Workout 3: 30, 30, 36, 36, 27, 27, 26, 26, max set (minimum 65). 45s rest between
sets.


Pull-up Workout 1: 15, 14, 10, 12, 10. 90s rest between sets.

Pull-up Workout 2: 15, 14, 11, 13, 10. 90s rest between sets.

Pull-up Workout 3: 14, 14, 14, 12, 11. 90s rest between sets.


In case you missed it:

100 Push-ups (and 50 Pull-ups): Week 1

100 Push-ups (and 50 Pull-ups): Week 2

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

100 Push-ups (and 50 Pull-ups): Week 4

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

100 Push-ups (and 50 Pull-ups): Week 6
 
100 Push-ups (and 50 Pull-ups): Week 7

100 Push-ups (and 50 Pull-ups): Week 8
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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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