Ron, four months ago I’d start, inspired by you, doing chin-ups and pull-ups. I do them apart and do them once in the two weeks. So all in all once a week. For this moment this is all my backtraining although I sometimes add a few sets row exercises to it. And I’d quit biceptraining. These pull-exercises are more then enough. By now I’m doing 45 reps and that takes me ten sets to do it. My first goal is 50 reps in five sets. That may take a few years.
But I can say it works! Indeed my biceps have gotten bigger and have a different tone. Also the back has become clearly better shaped. And also the forearms! So this gives a good argument to also start doing push-ups and dips if they promise the same effect. But how often? I do a chestprogram, mostly bench presses, once a week, and I don’t feel the need to do push-ups the days before or after such training. So how do they fit in the best? And then there are the dips. It’s an exercise that I’ve never practiced. In strength sports the opinion about this exercise differs because of the injury risk. What to do?
Ron, you haven’t answered the question why people like Charles Linster, and yourself, do push-ups everyday? Or let me ask it this way, why is seven days a week better then six?
And from me to good luck with your kidney stones. Can't they be pulverized by ultra-sounds?