I was performing push-ups pretty regularly during the summer, it's nice when your job gives you the time and strongly encourages you to workout. Lately I've been focusing on other things, but I can't deny that push-ups are an indispensable movement for your entire core. So I'm getting back on track with my push-ups :D I will most likely have a lower starting max number than I have in the past since I'm aiming to get lower at the bottom. I don't think my past push-ups were awful, I've actually had people comment that I did perfect push-ups, but when I video taped them a little over a month ago I definitely thought I could lower a bit more. It's going to be really difficult though, that last bit is where my arms always give out. Anyway we will see tomorrow, my max test will probably be pretty low, but it will be worth it when I'm performing full- range push-ups. I believe I was around 25 during the summer and I've gotten up to the 30's doing the 100 push-ups program in the past.
Briefly on pull-ups, I've NEVER been able to perform 1 pull-up. When I got in good shape 2 years ago I was working on it and I did improve but I just couldn't get past the initial pull from dead hang. I could give myself a baby jump (alright maybe slightly more) and pull from there, but dead hang to pull-up. . . nothing :/ Like I can't even get my arms to bend at all from dead hang. So anyone with advice, tips, exercises to help me overcome this, I'm all ears. I know about greasing the groove and I do all the holding hangs at the top, bottom, middle etc. What else can I do? I desperately want just 1 pull-up (I'll take more if I can get it!) I'm joining Fit to be Fit in her Pull-Up challenge, she's aiming for 10!
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