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Intelligent, Tough Game: Push Up King


For combination of muscle and intelligence. Take a look at this game, I copied from bodyweightculture.

The Pushup King �?�

Adopted with permission from The Gravity Advantage Seminars.
This game is for push up lovers. It�??s a game of strength, endurance, wit, and will. To win you must know your body and you mind, you must know what your opponent thinks and what he is capable of. You must be able to both make a bluff and call a bluff. This is monopoly and chess and tough physical conditioning all coming together in one. This game can be played anywhere.

This is a game of intelligence and quick wit. Muscles alone won�??t make you a king.

Are you ready?

The object of the game.
To outsmart, overpower and outlast your opponent,to become the Pushup King �?�.

The setup
Two contenders face each other. Both get into the pushup position. Each player must remain in the pushup position for the whole duration of the set. Only hands and feet can be in contact with the floor.
Before you begin, you must be familiar with the rules.

The rules
There are 3 sets in the game, to become the Pushup King �?�, you must win two sets.
Each set lasts for 3 offenses and 3 defenses offered alternatively by each party.
To initiate the offense the player states his �??shot�??. �??I am going to do 20 close grip pushups.�?? Or �??20 Diamond.�??
Player two has a several options. His defense must take into consideration the strength and endurance of his opponent, as well as his own.

There are two main options.
1. To Surrender by saying; �??I give�?? or �??Give�??
2. To Defend by saying; �??Go�??

Option 1. The defending player surrenders. That means that he believes that the offensive player can carry out his shot and the defensive player either can�??t repeat the shot or doesn�??t want to spend energy on it. In the case of surrender the offensive player gains a point. The offensive player has no need to demonstrate his shot.

Option 2. The defensive player put�??s up a defense.
1. If the offense performs the shot and the defense can�??t answer it, the offense gets 2 points for the successful offense.
In the Pushup King �?� there are 5 more scenarios that are possible, if the defense or resistance is offered.

  1. The offence can�??t do the shot. . In this case the offense looses a point or defense gains a point in case the offense has zero points.

  2. The offense does the shot and so does the defense. No point is scored for either side.

4.The offense can�??t do the shot and the defense doubles it. This is an automatic set win for the defense.

5.The offense can�??t do the shot, but the defense can. The defense gets 2 points.

6.The offense does the shot and the defense doubles it. This give a defense 2 points. (This also takes away one of three chance of offense from the offensive player, leaving his with 2 chances for an offense. This does not apply if the offense has completed it�??s 3rd offense in the set.)

So let�??s follow a typical game, to see how it is played.
It�??s John Vs Mike
A coin is flipped. Mike calls heads, and it lands on tails. John starts with first offence.

John: 15 With Front Claps.
Mike: Go
John Does 15 Clap Push ups. Mike Answers with 15 clap pushups of his own. No point is scored.
Mike: 25 Regular Pushups
John: Go
Mike: Does 25 Regular Pushups John Answers with 50. John Gains one point.

Mike looses a chance for offence and Has only offence left.
John has two left and the score is John 1:Mike 0
John will do two offences in a row, and mike will do the last one.

John: 20 One arm Pushups Mike: Go John Was only able to do 18. Mike Doesn�??t attempt to do it and John looses his only point.
Score 0:0
John for his last offence. 10 Dive bomber pushups. Mike go. John does it and mike does it. No point.
Mike Has his final offence. 30 Fist pushups. John: Surrenders Mike gains a point.
The score is Mike 1 : John 0
Mike Wins the Final set.

Winner of a set Get�??s the first offence.

Mike First offence: 35 Finger Pushups John Go Mike Can�??t do it. John Does it. John gets 2 points.
Score Mike 0: John 2
John�??s First offence. 10 Jump Hands to Feet Pushups (Jack knife puhups) Mike Go! John only does 6.
John looses one point.
Score Mike0: John 1
Mike�??s second offence. 10 Clap behind the back pushups. John: �??Go!�?? Mike Does it. John can�??t do it.
Mike gains 2 points.
Score Mike 2: John 1

John�??s Second offence 80 regular. Mike believes that John can do it, while Mike is not sure if he can do it. Mike �??Give!�?? Mike surrenders. John Doesn�??t have to prove if he can do it or not and John gains a point.
Score Mike 2 : John 2
Mikes third offence: Wide grip 100 pushups. John Go. Mike fails at 81. John Fails at 96. No point. John would have gain points if he did not try take the shot.
Score is still 2 up.

John�??s Last offence. 10 Triceps pushups. Mike �??Go�?? John Does it and he could do more, but he can�??t since he called 10. Mike does 20 triceps pushups. Mike gains 2 points.
The score Mike 4 : John 2.
Mike wins two sets and become the Pushup King �?�.


That sounds fun...