I was talking to one of the golf instructors about weight training methods at my job (driving range). This golf instructor told me that Annika Sorenstam does 100 pull-ups in one set with an additional 40 pounds everyday. The instructor later went on to say that all of her students are expected to do 100 pushups a day, everyday. If they can’t do all 100 in one set they can break it up into smaller sets until they get to 100.
So I’m curious, what is the practicality of such high number of reps? Is there any practicality at all??[/quote]
What is your instructor’s reference on Annika’s workouts? I Google’d it and only found this USA Today article back in 2004 where she worked up to 15 pull-ups from not being able to do one in the beginning.
I know Annika’s been working out hard, and you tell by looking at her, but I find it hard to believe that she can do 100 pull-ups with 40lbs on her.
I’m not sure of the uses of doing exercises in such high repetition. Tiger Woods supposedly work in the 6-8 rep range for his workouts according to this Golf Digest article:
It looks like a lot of big compound movements with bench press, shoulder press, and squats. Maybe that’s a better approach than doing 100 pushups a day.