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    so im working on the pushups portion of the APFT i need 42 to pass, 100% is 80, I want to go to training with the ability to hit 100. the website 100pushups.com didnt help much, i followed their regimen but it doesnt include diet or supplements or any other help. What workouts can I do in the gym and what supplements can I take that may help improve my endurance to get to these pushups. any advice or training excercises would help.

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    Supplements - not so much. Eat a healthy diet without white flour or white sugar, and avoid all prepared beverages including sodas, beer, etc. Some exercises to include pushup endurance include flat/incline/decline bech presses and dumbbell flys with medium weight and high numbers of reps, military (overhead) press with bar and dumbbells - again, going for medium weight and high reps. Oh - and realize that you max out the points for your pushups at 77 reps.
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    And realize the PT test might be completely different by the time you join the Army.

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    I followed the hundredpushups.com regimen a few months back. If you aren't getting the results you want, then you should repeat whichever week is giving you trouble. Make sure you master each week before you move onto the next.

    I'd say it is almost impossible to go through that program in only 6 weeks (or 4 weeks for people that are already in decent shape). You will almost definitely have to double up on some weeks.

    Stew Smith has a lot of good articles, too. Just Google his name - I can't recall exactly what site he writes for, but he was a former Navy SEAL and trains lots of SEALs/Rangers/Special Forces types.

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    Well I joined the National Guard in November, during RSP drills we did a practice one, I did pretty bad, (worse shape than I thought I was in), so I've been working out harder since I leave in May. I just cannot seem to get my pushup endurance to improve. I tried what "Grunt Medic" suggested today at the gym, it felt good. Im going to continue that working out 3 days a week at the gym, then giving myself a practice PT test once a week as well. There was also a youtube video by Sgt Ken that gave an interesting way to increase pushups, if anyone has seen it or can watch it and throw me your input that would be awesome. I cant wait to get to BCT even though I hear its pretty tough.

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    I've seen the SGT Ken videos, he gives some good advice I go the P-90x route for push-ups but they have a lot in common. Its a good idea to do sets with your arms spread out a different lengths, and the dive bombers really work your shoulders even though they do feel awkward. And just a suggestion if your taller try spreading your arms out wider that way when you go down you don't have to bend your arms as much to get your chest down.

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