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The Benefits of Doing 50 Pushups Every Day

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  1. Nov 7, 2019 #1

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    As I get older I find myself less interested in pushing up iron plates, but equally as interested in staying in good shape. So far I have transitioned from heavy lifting in the gym, to using my Bowflex at home combined with activities such as push ups, planking, hitting the heavy bag, walking, hiking, stair climbing (literally), etc. This article makes a good case for the push ups.


    https://mdcreekmore.com/what-are-the-benefits-of-doing-50-pushups-every-day/

     
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    My only benefit in doing 50 pushups would be the lovely lady operating the crane.
     
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    Foe me it would be the nurse with paddles in her hands yelling CLEAR!
     
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    Pushups ?

    Well , may be beneficial for you young energetic whippersnappers.
    But

    Probly kill me..50
    50...
    Nah.
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    I can't do 50 push-ups off my knees, let alone do them the right way...
     
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    I might start with .5 or 5.0 ,it depends.
     
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    I can't recall the last time I did pushups, nor how many I could do then.

    Probably wouldn't be a bad idea for me to try and start doing some regularly and work up to 50. Probably take me 10 years, but........
     
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    I'm not sure I could have done 50 push-ups when I was young and in shape. I can remember doing 25 pushups during football practice with helmet and pads on. I can remember doing "diamond" pushups too, and at one time I could do one or two one armed pushups. But that was a long time ago and this body has a lot of hard miles on it now...
     
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    I been waiting for that.
    I am so exhausted from listening to hunk-a-licious 20-something year-old freshies telling us old people that all we need is just some more exercise. Just do like me:dancing:.

    Let me put this in context.
    You take your 35-year-old worn-out car with 360,000 miles on it down to the mechanic.
    You tell him that the suspension is shot, it makes creaking and groaning noises and wanders all over the road when you drive it. It also leaks oil, smokes, barely has enough power to go uphill, and is almost impossible to start in the morning.
    "Can you help me?"

    Twit: Sure! You just need to drive it more every day:D! idiot.gif
     
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    My boss is 55 years old, he goes to the gym at 5am approx. 4x a week to lift weights, last summer he did 39 push ups on the PT test. And that man has a whole lot of hard miles on him. He did not stop at 39 because he could not keep going, he stopped at 39 because doing so gave him a "Superior" rating, and that was all he was after.

    As is the case with most law enforcement agencies, we used the Cooper Test or Cooper Standard for PT testing. As a 48 year old male the minimum passing score for me on pushups is 24. Any less and I am put into remediation. I had to do 40 push ups to make Superior (which I did) and I have to reach 64 push ups to make it the "Elite" standard. For someone over the age of 60 you have to 18 push ups to pass and 39 to make it to Elite.

    I think I am going to ramp up next year and make sure I break 50.
     
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    Hope you can do it, Sentry. My shoulder and back already told me I'm not allowed to do that many pushups so I'm not going to try...
     
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    That's ok, Sentry's got low-miles on his odometer.
    Let him enjoy it while he can:rolleyes:.
    We'll see how much noise that chassis makes when it turns over 65. oldboy1.gif
     
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    Lol I'm only 47. I'm just too busted up from my young and invincible days. Then I allowed myself to get fat on top of all that. Now I'm working on getting rid of the fat and getting my heart and lungs into useable condition first. If and when I get that done, I'll hit the strength part harder. For now, I'll just do normal, "average" strength training that doesn't stress the busted parts of my body too much...
     
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    I get up in the morning and see how many of the joints that have frozen-up overnight I can get moving that day.
    Worn out and torn up joints don't just jump into action when you bounce out of bed.
    You are trying to get the ones that are frozen up to move and you turn on the TV:
    ....all we need is just some more exercise. Just do like me:dancing:. brutal55vp.gif
     
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    All I am getting from this is to not stop working out. My 75 year old Dad still works out a couple times every week and is more active now than ever.

    I know a lot of retirees who stay in good shape long into their 60's and 70's. We invite them out every year to join us for the PT test and again for the handgun qualifier (LEOSA) and rifle course. We had two guys over 70 show up last year, and they both passed.
     
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    ^^^ This is true. I've mentioned my Pops before, who at age 84 is 5'10" and 165 lbs. He does two miles on the road or on the treadmill, 3-4 days a week. His speed is down to 2.8-2.9 mph, but he's still doing it. He also does a number of stretches and dumbbell excercises every day. I'm way more beat up physically than he is, but I hope to emulate him if I live that long...
     
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