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are push ups and pull ups enough to increase muscular endurance?

#1
Hello I am currently training my muscular endurance for my upper body. I'm wondering if doing max reps of push ups, max reps of pull ups and finally max reps of chin ups (20 seconds rest in between sets) is enough to train me.

I am planning on doing this everyday.

Any help is welcome, thank you.
 
#2
What are you planing on doing it for?

It'll certainly help if the object is to be able to do lots of pull ups, chin ups and press ups.




Otherwise you might want to throw in a bit more variety, with a tougher programme less frequently.
 
#5
I am looking to be able to do more reps for each exercise. However I am hoping that this will also make my muscles look a bit more bulky (not "big" but bigger than I am atm).
 
#7
Don't train every day you will hit a peak and get injured. Try doing some weight training and incorporate press ups in to a chest day etc. No point looking like a skinny gimp, because the army seems to be full of whimpy looking mother fcukers.
 

SPIDER38

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#11
Hello I am currently training my muscular endurance for my upper body. I'm wondering if doing max reps of push ups, max reps of pull ups and finally max reps of chin ups (20 seconds rest in between sets) is enough to train me.

I am planning on doing this everyday.

Any help is welcome, thank you.
i do a half hour routine every night in my garage first press ups followed by dips chin ups sit ups i then do a series of squats with two sandbags tied together then i skip for five minutes then to finish it of i whack a punch bag for five minutes non stop this last one is the best of the lot i highly recommend it for building stamina [i would avoid drinking water during a workout as well as this leads to stomach cramp]....it only builds so much muscle but it will leave you as fit as ****....press ups,chin ups dips punch bag and skip, try it nonstop for fifteen mins a night.

aparently mike tyson used a similar routine in that he says he never used weights,i cant see it however mind you his book alledgedly says he used cocaine so i'd be interested if he also says if he used steriods probable not though all steak dinners i'am sure.
 
#13
i do a half hour routine every night in my garage first press ups followed by dips chin ups sit ups i then do a series of squats with two sandbags tied together then i skip for five minutes then to finish it of i whack a punch bag for five minutes non stop this last one is the best of the lot i highly recommend it for building stamina....it only builds so much muscle but it will leave you as fit as ****....press ups,chin ups dips punch bag and skip, try it nonstop for fifteen mins a night.
Pretty sure that sandbags are weights!


But using them is a good idea - always helps to practice carrying different things when you're aiming for functional fitness.
 
#14
That guy is stong. Is there a vid for his chin exercises? (I fuckng hate burpees!).
He's a ******* Terminator. Try looking on the channel, there might be one.

Here's the beginner version of the above. I know it looks piss easy (kneeling press ups?) but I'll bet its tougher that it looks. Remember that Mr Machine makes backflip burpees look a piece of piss.

[video=youtube;hEMcHVwzHPA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEMcHVwzHPA[/video]
 
#15
Don't train every day you will hit a peak and get injured. Try doing some weight training and incorporate press ups in to a chest day etc. No point looking like a skinny gimp, because the army seems to be full of whimpy looking mother fcukers.
Would these be the same 'whimpy [sic] looking mother fcukers' who are always 'shit with weight on?'


Posted because everybody MUST have my opinion inflicted upon them.
 

Drivers_lag

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#16
Hello I am currently training my muscular endurance for my upper body. I'm wondering if doing max reps of push ups, max reps of pull ups and finally max reps of chin ups (20 seconds rest in between sets) is enough to train me.

I am planning on doing this everyday.

Any help is welcome, thank you.
Simple answer - pullups, dips, rows and squats will exercise everything you need exercising. If you plan to train every day to build size then the general advice is to train '3 day split' Pulling exercises one day, pushing the next and legs the next. The idea being that the muscle grows when it's recovering.

I don't think this is very good training for the army though. I'd say you are better off doing circuit training classes and running as this is more the type of fitness you will be up against when the time comes.
 

Drivers_lag

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#17
Simple answer - pullups, dips, rows and squats will exercise everything you need exercising. If you plan to train every day to build size then the general advice is to train '3 day split' Pulling exercises one day, pushing the next and legs the next. The idea being that the muscle grows when it's recovering.

I don't think this is very good training for the army though. I'd say you are better off doing circuit training classes and running as this is more the type of fitness you will be up against when the time comes.
Add -

If you're planning on getting bigger, don't forget to eat like ****. You'll get nowhere if you don't.
 
#18
Some of that American instructor's exercises are more for gymnastics than military fitness. When I was in, the Mountain Climbers at the start were called Alternate Suat Thusts. The Spiderman Pushups at 0.47 were called Marine Press ups. The Hindu Pushups at 0.57 were known as Seal Press Ups.

Some great variations of the clapping press ups though.
 
#19
Would these be the same 'whimpy [sic] looking mother fcukers' who are always 'shit with weight on?'
Agreed, most Infantry soldiers were 'racing snakes' in my day. I appreciate what with Osprey and 50C in Herrick that they concentrate more on upper body strength now than they did in the cold war but big muskkells still have to be 'carried'.
 

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