Contemporary off a current video during which he carried out 100 pushups and 50 pullups every day for week, YouTuber Lucas (identified to his subscribers as Pigmie) upped the ante for his subsequent bodily problem, setting himself the aim of doing 1,000 pushup reps in a single 24-hour interval.
“It is gonna be an extended day,” he says, including that he hopes to finish all 1,000 reps in simply 12 hours. “If I do 100 each hour, I will get it finished in 10 hours, in order that’s going to be the aim, that is the technique right here. However I ‘m already feeling fairly fatigued.”
When he reaches the midway level and completes his five hundredth rep, Lucas explains that the rising soreness in his triceps is making it more and more troublesome to maintain going, and at 700 reps, even with simply 300 left to go, every set is taking longer and longer to finish and his goal of 10 hours is beginning to really feel unrealistic.
“I really feel like I ‘m not even utilizing my chest any extra, I actually really feel like I ‘m solely utilizing [my triceps] for some motive,” he says. And as soon as he reaches his 1,000th pushup rep, the very very first thing he does is put his overworked triceps on ice.
“That truly turned out to be manner tougher than I believed,” he says. “First 100 reps felt nice, received an amazing pump, the second 100 reps, good pump, 3oo reps, nonetheless a reasonably good pump. Then after that, the pump began to simply go away, and it began to simply damage.”
Even so, he hit his aim in simply eight hours. However after resting for a number of days, he concludes that when it comes to constructing power or muscle, there are higher methods. “I feel, for me, doing 1,000 reps in 24 hours wasn’t essential to see outcomes,” he says. “Actually, I do not know if I actually received any outcomes.”
He provides that on reflection, he in all probability should not have pushed himself to maintain going regardless of his tricep ache, and encourages others to “again off,” enable themselves the time to recuperate, and construct a powerful base for train over time.
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