Wednesday 18 Apr 2007: PU DROP SETS

PUSH-UP DROP SETS


Today we'll be applying a popular weightlifting technique to a bodyweight exercise. The concept is simple: perform a set of hard push-ups, then immediately perform a set of an easier push-up variation, then immediately perform a third set of an even easier version. This workout is tough; do not underestimate it. Keep the reps low, especially early in the session, to avoid burnout.

Complete as many drop sets as possible in twenty minutes.

Advanced:
  • Feet Elevated PU
  • Regular PU
  • Knee PU

Intermediate:

  • Regular PU
  • Knee PU
  • Countertop PU
Basic:
  • Knee PU
  • Countertop PU
  • Countertop PU (move feet closer to the countertop)

Post results to Comments.

3 comments:

washburne said...

Damn you! Are you trying to kill me? My arms are dead. Startet with 3 elevated / 3 normal / 3 knee, then quickly dropped to 2 and then to 1 after 5 / 7 minutes. Then 1/1/1 the rest of the time. Didn't count though.

Fun thing: After this workout, try flexing your arms. Mine went straigt up because my triceps were burnt and the biceps were still working :)

Anonymous said...

Just a quick question for people doing the Push-up Challenge 2007.How are finding doing all the Push-ups plus the push-ups from the wod.Iam doing the challenge for Push-ups and Sit-ups but Iam finding the workouts catching up with me on my other training.Also how are breaking up the the sets for Push-up challenge?Shame we dont have a forum or blog just for the challenge.

Ian

Anonymous said...

Advanced, 20 sets of 3/3/3 for a total of 60 each.

Taylor