Push ups- Boxers who claimed to do a lot of them.

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  1. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 El Radar Dios los bendiga Full Member

    Sep 22, 2021
    Ron Lyle doing 1,000 in an hour on a bowl of spinach, very nice. Bruno in rehab doing 4,000 a day very, very nice George Foreman doing 4x25 and that's it "Perfect" lol. You get the point of the thread just drop down some claims...
  2. Bhoybuudy43

    Bhoybuudy43 Member Full Member

    Feb 22, 2022
    Read once that Archie Moore did 250 a day, and walked on his hands everyday.
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  3. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 14, 2022
    Slightly off topic but i used to do push up routine similar to Ron Lyle when i was in lockdown. I'd do 1000 push ups in a hour but i didn't have any spinach like Lyle. When i got bored of doing that i found a push up exercise video on Youtube, which focused on slower and more intense movements and much lower reps, and i could barely get through the routine some of these push ups were insanely hard. Just goes to show me doing 1000 push ups meant nothing.

    This is video i was on about which i did during lockdown, sorry if i slightly derailed the thread with my rambling.
  4. Rakesh

    Rakesh Active Member Full Member

    Jul 6, 2021
    I believe you are talking about "calisthenics".
  5. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    Sounds like a lot but if you break it down into smaller sets it's not that big a deal. I do P90X workouts and one of them includes a lot of push-ups. 12 sets of 30 in a 45-minute workout. Very doable.
  6. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    I once read Carlos Palomino did several sets of 30 pushups during the course of his training day and he attributed his punching power to them.
  7. Glass City Cobra

    Glass City Cobra Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jan 6, 2017
    That's what my dad had me do and I was hitting like a truck when I took up combat sports. He never let me off the hook and made me redo them if I was being lazy or half assing them.
  8. Chuck Norris

    Chuck Norris Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 31, 2016
    Sometimes you have take it with a grain of salt when someone says they can do X number of sets. For example look at Bud's and Broner's push ups - poor form.

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  9. Saintpat

    Saintpat Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 26, 2009
    James Scott had a lot of time on his hands in Rahway Prison and made the most of it.

    IRRC he did like 1,000 pushups and 1,500 sit-ups a day.
  10. Webbiano

    Webbiano Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Nov 6, 2011
    Whats your pull-up game like?
  11. Pugguy

    Pugguy Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 22, 2021
    I remember reading that Liston did 1000s (2,000?) of push ups per day, or was it sit ups? Maybe it was both. At any rate, prime Liston looked like a rock all round and the product of some seriously hard work. Also read something similar re Jumbo Cummings - the numbers might’ve been a bit exaggerated but the overall point was that they were spartan like and obsessive in their training.
  12. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 14, 2022
    Well since the gyms are open now, I'm focusing more on weight training. As I'm trying to bulk up atm.

    Ny routine is Chest/Triceps, Back/Biceps/, Shoulders/Forearms, And then finally Legs.

    And on my rest days I may do some light cardio and some ab workouts.
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  13. Rope-a-Dope

    Rope-a-Dope Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jan 20, 2015
    First guy I thought of, and I remember hearing it was more than that.
  14. The G-Man

    The G-Man Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 24, 2020
    Edison Miranda I think claimed was a push up freak and didnt do any weights.
    He did have an outstanding physique in his prime.
  15. Entaowed

    Entaowed Boxing Addict Full Member

    Dec 16, 2012
    Very nice! Although more time under tension is too undiscerning; actually the 1000 push ups is far more time under tension.
    But they are too easy, his exercises benefit from him doing things that are much harder & poushing it further.
    But maximum muscular growth & strength overwhelmingly tends to come from something you are forced to use your bigger strnger muscle fiber types for-since they not endurance fibers are recruited.

    Although drop sets also get the sacroplasmic benefit-bulk from water, sugars & capillary development-mainly if you are strong enough per body weight to do the harder push ups fewer times, you will build more muscle.
    Although he usually did not go all the way down...There are so many ways to do push ups & ways to short cut or cheat, so they are an imperfect test of strenth per body weight (also because unlike say a deep dip, you are only using manybe 2/3 of your body weight even with proper form, so it largely tracks endurance.
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