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    Chest to floor press-ups, sets of 8 until I could no longer do 8, 1 minute rest between sets - 5 sets of 8, then a set of 7. So close, but that final rep just would not happen.

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    Chin-ups, 3 minutes = set + rest, sets to failure: 3 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1.

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    Dumbbell bicep curls. 2 X 12.5 kg. Simultaneous lifting with both arms. Eccentric lowering. Reduced to 1 min break between sets. Curl Reps were to failure, per set.

    19 - 14 - 12 - 8 - 9 - 9 - 8
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    Chest to floor press-ups, sets of 8 until I could no longer do 8, 1 minute rest between sets - 8 sets of 8, then a set of 7.

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    Biceps curls, 8kg bar, 1 set each side to failure: R 43, L 32.

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    EMOM press-ups routine, with a twist. 10 reps (floor to lock to floor) press-ups, every minute, for as many single minutes as I could manage. Turns out today that was 23 sets.

    Secs remaining for each of the 23 x 1 min sets.

    46 - 47 - 47 - 47 - 47
    47 - 46 - 46 - 46 - 46
    46 - 46 - 46 - 45 - 45
    43 - 44 - 44 - 43 - 41
    39 - 37 - 27 - fail

    I can't find the post when I last tried this but seem to recall it was 17 sets of 10 press-ups. If so that's an improvement, but that's probably down to my having to take several days off core ex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mossdog View Post
    EMOM press-ups routine, with a twist. 10 reps (floor to lock to floor) press-ups, every minute, for as many single minutes as I could manage. Turns out today that was 23 sets.

    Secs remaining for each of the 23 x 1 min sets.

    46 - 47 - 47 - 47 - 47
    47 - 46 - 46 - 46 - 46
    46 - 46 - 46 - 45 - 45
    43 - 44 - 44 - 43 - 41
    39 - 37 - 27 - fail

    I can't find the post when I last tried this but seem to recall it was 17 sets of 10 press-ups. If so that's an improvement, but that's probably down to my having to take several days off core ex.
    Wow, well done - that is great work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike T View Post
    Wow, well done - that is great work.
    Thanks Mike. Too many really, so next time I'll try it with 11 reps per min. 10% more should make it more efficient.

    Dumbbell bicep curls. 2 X 12.5 kg. Simultaneous lifting with both arms. Eccentric lowering. 1 min break between sets. Curl Reps were to failure, per set.

    18 - 14 - 13 - 8 - 8 - 9 - 8
    Am Yisrael Chai

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    EMOM appeals because of the simplicity of the timing, and the fact that the press-ups can either be done in the minute or they can't. And chest to floor press-ups appeal as there is no cheating - you start/finish with your chest on the floor - no guessing how far off the floor your chest is at the turn around point.

    But you can of course delay starting the press-ups within a particular minute, or spread them out within that minute.

    I thought I would try 5 to start with - I managed 19 sets of 5 then 1 set of 4. I did delay starting for the last few sets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike T View Post
    EMOM appeals because of the simplicity of the timing, and the fact that the press-ups can either be done in the minute or they can't. And chest to floor press-ups appeal as there is no cheating - you start/finish with your chest on the floor - no guessing how far off the floor your chest is at the turn around point.

    But you can of course delay starting the press-ups within a particular minute, or spread them out within that minute.

    I thought I would try 5 to start with - I managed 19 sets of 5 then 1 set of 4. I did delay starting for the last few sets.
    Great effort Mike - well done. I agree that the simplicity of timing and the fact they are floor to full extend ensures consistency of form and no cheating. However, the other evening, with so many sets, I found my wrists were getting a bit sore, so had to really focus on form. I tend to start as soon as the minute timer is pressed for each minute. That way in the seconds remaining, I can stand. flex, shake my arms out and be in position again as the count down approaches the final few seconds, ready to restart. I might try delaying the start of a set, next time to see how that works out.

    Today. Chin-ups, set, then 1 min rest. Reps to failure in each set. 4 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1. Still finding these tough!
    Am Yisrael Chai

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