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Introducing the New Beijing Stock Exchange

Introducing the New Beijing Stock Exchange

China’s third stock exchange is geared toward financing start-ups, but it is unlikely to prevent overseas listings.

Sara Hsu

Introducing the New Beijing Stock Exchange

China’s new stock exchange based in Beijing will open on November 15. This exchange is aimed toward financing innovative start-ups, and will act as a third stock exchange in mainland China, in addition to the Shenzhen and Shanghai stock exchanges. However, the new exchange is unlikely to prevent Chinese firms from listing or cross-listing abroad.

The Beijing Stock Exchange will act as a new “Third Board,” listing companies in the areas of medicine, mechanical equipment, new materials, and information technology. The previous Third Board, the National Equities Exchange and Quotations (NEEQ), was founded in 2012, and was unsuccessful in raising sufficient capital for small and medium sized companies. The NEEQ was considered an entry-level, over-the-counter exchange for smaller firms to raise funds before listing on a stock exchange, either in mainland China or abroad. Listing regulations for the NEEQ are to be transferred to the Beijing Stock Change, as will the most profitable firms in the Select Tier.

In addition to these existing rules, the China Securities Regulatory Commission has published a series of regulatory documents that govern transactions, investment compliance management, stock listings, revisions, issuances for unspecified qualified investors and company restructuring processes, and exchange member management. Companies issuing prospectuses for IPOs will be required to submit higher quality information disclosures. Stock prices will not be permitted to rise or fall more than 30 percent within a single trading day. The exchange is also expected to issue rules on access by qualified foreign institutional investors and renminbi-qualified foreign institutional investors.

China’s innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have faced challenges in raising capital domestically. Banks are biased toward larger firms due to SMEs’ lack of collateral and other constraints, and therefore smaller firms have often chosen to raise funds abroad. The Beijing Stock Exchange seeks to provide an alternative for such firms to obtain capital at home. The location, at the seat of China’s national government, would increase potential supervision for these technology firms.

China already has similar exchanges, including the ChiNext board in Shenzhen and Star Market in Shanghai. ChiNext was initially beset with issues associated with a slow approval system, but both the ChiNext and the Star Market now maintain a U.S.-style, registration-based initial public offering system. The Star Market focuses on industries in the areas of new-generation information technology, high-end equipment, new materials, alternative energy generation, energy conservation, and environmental protection.

The Beijing Stock Exchange is unlikely to be successful in preventing Chinese firms from listing or cross-listing abroad. Cross-listing allows Chinese firms to overcome market segmentation by obtaining access to foreign capital, and doing so has allowed Chinese companies to compete internationally at the level of U.S. firms in terms of governance and transparency. Listing on U.S. exchanges also increases the status of Chinese firms.

China’s regulatory crackdown on technology companies in particular has imposed more stringent rules on some overseas-listed firms, notably on Alibaba and Didi. The crackdown was so intense that it led some pundits to claim that Chinese U.S. listings were too risky to invest in. CNBC’s Jim Cramer stated in July, “You’re a moron if you buy a Chinese deal after this.” However, even the new rules are unlikely to reduce the attractiveness of listing abroad for many Chinese firms. At present, some Chinese firms have looked toward listing in both Hong Kong and the United States to protect against potential delisting risks.

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Notably, the new rules do not forbid overseas listings by Chinese tech companies. The Cyberspace Administration of China has stated that companies with data on at least 1 million people must undergo a cybersecurity review before engaging in an IPO abroad. In addition, officials have confirmed that Chinese firms will not be forbidden from listing overseas. China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) Vice Chairman Fang Xinghai stated in July that Chinese companies will be permitted to list in the U.S. as long as they meet listing requirements.

Even if the pull toward listing abroad remains strong, this doesn’t mean that the new Beijing Stock Exchange will be unsuccessful in general. Chinese small enterprises have faced immense difficulty in raising funds due to a lack of collateral. This has been an issue since the outset of Reform and Opening, and authorities have attempted to combat the problem in different ways, from reforming financial institutions that cater to SMEs to requiring large bank to lend to them. SMEs that meet the listing requirements on the new Beijing Stock Exchange will be able to obtain funding in order to promote their innovative growth.

Sara Hsu

Contributing Author

Sara Hsu

Dr. Sara Hsu is an expert in Chinese fintech, economic development, informal finance, and shadow banking. She is the author of “China’s Fintech Explosion.”

1. Try an Earlier Bedtime

What time are you putting your toddler to bed? It may seem counter intuitive, but keeping your child up later may actually be the cause of his early rising. When you put your baby to bed exhausted and overtired, it actually makes it harder for his little body to settle down and get quality sleep. Most parents find that a bedtime between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. fits within their children’s ability to sleep well, and not wake too early.

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Dyche bravery, England candidates, lessons learnt — Five ups and one down from Burnley display

Burnley claimed a memorable point at Premier League leaders Chelsea on Saturday as they Clarets struck late on to deny Thomas Tuchel's side.

The Blues had by far the better of the contest but Sean Dyche's men stuck to their task and found an attacking moment when Matej Vydra prodded home 11 minutes from time.

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It was a superb result against a superb side and we take a look at the ups and downs from the performance.

The old Burnley are back

This is what we like to see, Burnley riling the big boys in their own back yard!

The Clarets may have been under the cosh for long periods but they didn't lose their discipline or shape and did enough to stay in the game.

As the contest entered the final 15 minutes Burnley began to exert a bit of pressure and were rewarded with an equaliser.

They defended manfully all afternoon and did so again in the closing stages as well as creating two decent chances on the counter.

Having been vulnerable after scoring this term it was welcome to see Dyche's men manage the game to ensure a point.

Two late yellow cards for tactical fouls and Nick Pope taking his time in possession might have annoyed the home fans but it was just what was needed from the Clarets to ensure they left London with a point.

Perfect Pope

Speaking of Pope. . . what a performance.

His shot stopping ability was tested at the Bridge and boy did he deliver the answers.

He made a couple of key saves inside the first 10 minutes and the pattern didn't abate for the rest of the half.

His reactions to keep out an effort diverted his way off Charlie Taylor were superb while he made a big save after the break to thwart Callum Hudson-Odoi.

It was the perfect riposte to once again being left out of the England squad.

Hope you were watching Mr Southgate.

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Full backs fantastic

After the game Dyche suggested another man should be in the Three Lions thinking.

Charlie Taylor has had some criticism this term but he was excellent against Chelsea.

Given a stern examination by Reece James rampaging forward and Hudson-Odoi playing high and wide, the Clarets left back stood up to the task.

He made a host of vital blocks and sliding challenges and but for Pope's heroics would have been the clear man of the match.

Oh and Matt Lowton on the other side wasn't too shabby either, continuing his stellar start to the season.

Brave approach

It was encouraging to see Burnley retain their 4-4-2 shape from the win over Brentford and take on Chelsea with two wingers and two frontmen.

Dyche has switched to 4-5-1 in these types of games in the past and could easily have installed Jack Cork into the middle and asked Josh Brownhill to do a job out wide in an attempt to shore things up.

Instead he kept the attacking options and although Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Dwight McNeil were asked to do their fair share of defending, they are still natural forward thinking players.

With Maxwel Cornet looking at home further forward it could be the Burnley XI for the foreseeable future.

Subs impact

On a similar theme, Dyche threw on Jay Rodriguez and Matej Vydra and was rewarded with the two combining for the leveller and a first goal from a Burnley sub in 18 months.

Late subs, or a lack of subs, has often been a criticism of the Clarets chief but it seems this season that with a deeper squad the Burnley boss is prepared to mix it up more.

The ineffective Chris Wood was replaced relatively early allowing Rodriguez time to make an impact and even Vydra was afforded more than his usual five minutes.

Plenty expected to see Cornet make way but instead Dyche replaced Gudmundsson meaning Burnley had four very attacking players on for the final phase.

It worked and it can work again if the Clarets bench are prepared to go early with their replacements.


Defensive lapse

It's nitpicking because in the first 45 minutes Chelsea were sensational, but the Clarets defensive approach of being narrow and deep — one they are drilled in and don't deviate from — asked for trouble with the wing back system of the home side.

And the goal Burnley conceded came from Reece James having too much space while James Tarkowski and Ben Mee lost Kai Havertz in the middle as he arrived unmarked to head home.

Having kept the Blues at bay for long periods to concede a soft goal like that will have rankled.

But the stirring second half showing means those faults are nothing more than a footnote to a memorable result.

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How to Keep Your Disease in Remission

You can’t completely prevent disease flare-ups from happening. But there are things you can do to manage your disease. Effective medication helps with the management of Crohn’s disease. “These medications treat inflammation and prevent complications,” Dr. Lee says. Other steps to managing your disease include:

  • Preventing and Reducing Stress During times of emotional stress, people tend to report more flare-ups. According to a study published in May 2020 inPLOS ONE, roughly 75 percent of people with IBD believed that stress and other mental health conditions could trigger flare-ups. And the more people worried about a flare-up, the worse it got: Feeling stressed about IBD was associated with more active disease. According to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, changes in the GI tract and decreased resistance to inflammation may be felt after a stressful event. Taking care of your mental health improves your quality of life and also helps to manage Crohn’s disease symptoms. Some small studies have shown that relaxation exercises and rest can sometimes help alleviate Crohn’s symptoms, Lee says. A review published in 2019 in Frontiers in Pediatrics reported stress to be a major trigger for flare-ups in both adolescents and adults with IBD. But stress reduction techniques such as mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and yoga were effective in alleviating gastrointestinal pain. For people with Crohn’s who have anxiety and depression, relaxation techniques might also work, in addition to antidepressant medication if your doctor deems it necessary. A study published in 2018 in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research found meditation beneficial in reducing depression and anxiety in people with Crohn’s disease. This also improved their overall quality of life.
  • Exercising Exercising benefits everyone — and people with Crohn’s disease are no exception. According to the Crohn’s &ColitisFoundation, exercise helps to manage anxiety and depressive symptoms that can emerge after a diagnosis. Walking for as little as 10 to 20 minutes per day can make a huge difference in lowering stress levels and reducing Crohn’s disease symptoms. For people in remission, a 2020 review published in Intestinal Research reported on the benefits of resistance training, including increased muscle strength and improvements in their quality of life. Make sure to let your body rest when it’s too tired to work out or during a flare-up. Consider speaking with a doctor about what exercise works best for you during remission and in times of a flare-up.
  • Eating Healthy You are what you eat. Your diet can help manage Crohn’s disease symptoms and keep you healthy overall. On the other hand, there are some foods you may want to skip to avoid complications such as weight loss and malnutrition. The American College of Gastroenterology recommends a nutrition plan that avoids high-fiber foods such as vegetable skin and fried foods. It's also important to stay hydrated with beverages including water, broth, or tomato juice. If you’re excluding foods, there might be a risk of vitamin deficiency. Talk to your doctor about taking vitamin D or B12 as needed.
  • Monitoring Your Symptoms Keeping a close eye on your everyday symptoms will make it easier to predict when a flare-up is about to happen. Mobile apps such as GI Monitor and myIBD easily track your symptoms and gives you a snapshot of how you’re doing.
  • Being Prepared Although flares tend to come on gradually, there is a chance that you will develop a flare quickly. And since you don’t know when the urge to go or abdominal pain will strike — at home, in the car, at the office — you should always make sure that you are ready to act. “If you have Crohn’s disease, you should be prepared at all times by noting where the restrooms are and keeping a spare set of clothes in the car or nearby, just in case,” Rood says.
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How connecting with ag tech start-ups can shape the future of agriculture


The rise of ag tech in recent years has introduced a host of new possibilities in agriculture. It also poses unique challenges and opportunities. By enhancing and deepening interactions with start-ups, major ag companies are elevating technologies that can truly add value for farmers. Their active involvement is defining the future of agriculture.

About six years ago, Wilbur-Ellis began to see a great deal of entrepreneurial activity happening outside of the normal ag channels. Several of its branches also were being overrun with different point solutions. Believing it could play a role in delivering these technologies to its customers, the company created Cavallo Ventures.

“We wanted to bring organization to how we dealt with these companies and curate the better ones to bring forward,” says Michael Wilbur, president and CEO of Cavallo Ventures. “We could be innovators in the market, while giving a more value-added experience to our customers.”

Founded in 2017, Cavallo Ventures looks at about 200 start-ups a month. It sees a lot of shiny and cool innovations, but, “At the end of the day, if someone’s not willing to pay for it, it won’t do an entrepreneur any good to pursue it,” Wilbur says.

The investment team leans on the expertise within Wilbur-Ellis to provide candid feedback from the real world. “We are a 100-year-old company. If we are going to make it to the next 100 years, we must constantly be innovating and taking risks,” he says. “We have a lot of tools and resources in-house that can help entrepreneurs figure out product market fit. The better companies really try to understand if there is a need for their product or service.”

To date, Cavallo Ventures has invested more than $60 million in about 25 start-ups. In nearly every investment, the group has either collaborated on research or partnered with a start-up to commercialize an idea.

With investments in Verdant Robotics, FarmWise, and Sabanto, the team is pursuing automating labor- and time-intensive processes. Although several start-ups are employing a farming-as-a-service business model, Wilbur says it’s not yet clear that approach is going to work or whether growers are going to want to buy automated equipment and operate it themselves.

“Those models are still being tested, but we are seeing a lot of pitches in that direction,” he says.

One criterion Wilbur often hears among investors is that unless they can envision a billion-dollar exit, they won’t make an investment. “Obviously, we want a return on our investment, but we must also consider the start-up’s impact on our reputation and business as well as the opportunity for a relationship down the road,” he says.

Another deciding factor for Cavallo Ventures and others is the people behind the idea. “Some back the jockey. Some back the horse,” says Shubhang Shankar, a managing director at Syngenta Group Ventures. “We need to be convinced the team is credible, has the tenacity to battle hard problems, believes in what it is doing, and has a track record of delivering what it promises.”

Educating Outsiders

When John Deere became active in the broader technology scene in 1993, there was a lot of interest in ag. The company also noticed that, in some cases, the tech world was wildly misinformed. “The pain points in agriculture were either over- or underamplified or simply misunderstood,” says Julian Sanchez, director of emerging technology for John Deere.

Announced in 2018, John Deere’s Startup Collaborator began as an experiment. The company saw a two-fold benefit to creating the program. First, it could serve as a mechanism to help give innovators a dose of reality. Second, Deere could learn how those outside of agriculture were solving similar problems through different methods.

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“While we wanted to collaborate and leverage each other as much as possible, we really didn’t know what it was going to lead to,” Sanchez says. “With three years and the acquisition of one of the participants, Bear Flag Robotics, under our belt, the importance of this program has been legitimized. From day one, we saw a culture of innovation and collaboration in the Bear Flag team that got us excited. It’s also a template for what we look for in other start-ups.”

By maintaining active relationships with at least half of the companies that have gone through its program, Deere is also able to see if a start-up can maintain a trajectory of growth and evolution toward a viable solution. “A start-up is like a living, growing organism. It is constantly changing,” he says. In 2022, Deere plans to expand from four to about a dozen start-ups per class; it also intends to broaden the program’s scope to include automation, sensors, data management, and sustainability.

The acquisition of Blue River Technology in 2017, Sanchez says, was a down payment on a road map in helping farmers do more with less. “Their team actually shifted our mind-set and how we look at the problem of optimizing inputs, as well as labor,” he says, noting that the addition of Bear Flag Robotics in 2021 accelerates the development and delivery of automation and autonomy on the farm.

Innovation Pockets

Tamar Rosati believes digitally enabled crop protection is going to be one of the next big frontiers in ag tech. “We’ve seen a lot of precision technology in seed and fertilizer, and software such as Granular Insights that helps with on-farm decision making, but not as much development in crop protection,” says Rosati, president, digital business platform, Corteva Agriscience.

“Using predictive analytics combined with precision application technology, there are several exciting tools becoming available that can help a farmer better target his spraying,” she says. “All these things are coming together. This area is going to see a transformation, ultimately driving an increase in ROI for farmers and better stewarding of land.”

Shankar says innovation has been limited to specific pockets in the value chain for a variety of reasons. “The tragedy of agriculture is it’s a multitrillion-dollar industry that invests less than 0.5% annually in research and development across the whole farm to fork value chain.”

To drive more value, Syngenta knew it had to look at innovating in other areas. The company also realized the innovations necessary to solve the challenges in agriculture for the next century weren’t all going to come from within.

“It was an admission that we had to be open to innovation coming from other sources because we couldn’t do everything in-house,” Shankar says. “Start-ups, we thought, could be a key driver in helping us accomplish that.”

Since its inception in 2009, Syngenta Group Ventures has invested more than $100 million in more than 40 start-ups, with 25 currently in its portfolio. Areas of interest include high performance inputs, nutrient use efficiency, e-commerce, robotics, and alternative proteins.

“For decades, we were chasing yield, trying to figure out how to produce large amounts of food cheaply,” he says. “As the conversation continues to move toward how to repair the environment, I think the definition of efficiency will change. It’s no longer how much can we produce cheaply, but how much can we produce sustainably. Innovation is growing in that direction.”

It is where ag tech will play a vital role.

Rather than identifying one pain point and trying to solve it independently, Sanchez maintains that “You must look at a minimum of five pain points and try to solve them together, which has been a challenge for ag tech.”
With the recent acquisitions of FarmLogs and GrainBridge, addressing multiple pain points is an objective at Bushel. Not only do the additions create a stronger digital connection between growers, commodity buyers, ag retailers, and consumer packaged goods companies, but they also complement Bushel’s focus to lead the grain supply chain into the digital age with strategies that solve real pain points.

“For us, the more that can be automated, the more benefit the farmer is going to get out of it,” says Jake Joraanstad, CEO and cofounder of Bushel.

Launched in 2011, Bushel has more than 40% of the grain origination in the United States coming into its platform, which translates to about 10 billion bushels annually. “That’s 10 billion bushels of data, which is properly permissioned, that we can make more valuable for the farmer and the grain company. We are trying to embolden these relationships, so both can prosper,” he says.

When it comes to managing data in multiple software systems, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all platform. “I don’t believe that will ever be the case,” Rosati says. “It’s really on us as an industry to work together better to standardize that and make it easier for customers to move their data between different platforms. We just haven’t had the breakthrough there yet, but with the recent investments in ag tech and the advancements of the tools available, we are getting closer.”

Recognizing that a digitally enabled farm was the farm of the future, Corteva acquired farm management software company Granular in 2017, as it looked to create a digital ag ecosystem that supported information sharing, services, and commerce. “When you help a farmer make more profitable, efficient, and sustainable decisions, you also need to help him collaborate with the trusted advisers he or she works with day-to-day to make those decisions,” she says.

Engaging Farmers Sooner

As the connections between major ag companies and start-ups continue to grow, not only is the trend bringing a technology to market more quickly, but they are also engaging farmers sooner in the process — a critical piece that has been missing.

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“Start-ups have a certain ability and freedom to innovate quickly, with access to funding from many different sources,” Rosati says. “However, they don’t necessarily have access to the end customer required to bring the product to market, enabling a technology to scale. The connections between established large players and start-ups are important because it helps bring some of these solutions to customers in ways they wouldn’t have been able to do on their own.”

“It’s one thing to do a customer survey and quite another to actually talk to farmers,” Shankar says. “There is no substitute for getting to know your customer better.”

Bridging a Gap

When Trimble Ventures launched in August, it was created to bridge a gap between research and development and acquisitions.

“There is so much happening in technology innovation. The fund allows us to get involved with a start-up at a much earlier stage,” says Ron Antevy, managing director and cohead of Trimble Ventures. “It also demonstrates to farmers that we’re investing in their future as well.»

With 40 years of experience in the ag space, Trimble’s strategy is to be an invited guest, working with start-ups that want them to be a part of their journey because of the value the company adds. In the first five weeks of announcing its $200 million venture capital fund, Trimble Ventures received more than 600 inquiries.

“There is a lot more money in ag tech than there are great companies,” Antevy says. “As we sort through it all, we are taking a very deliberate approach.” While the fund is focusing on start-ups that already have revenue, have tested their product in the market, and are ready to scale up or grow their business, the No. 1 goal is to invest in a technology that complements Trimble’s existing platform for the benefit of the farmer.

Categories that pique interest at Trimble include predictive analytics, connectivity, autonomy, automation, and labor.

“You can’t talk about production agriculture today without recognizing there is a labor challenge,” Antevy says. “We are focused on the operational workflows of helping a farmer grow a crop. How can we automate equipment, so it’s smarter and easier to use, to reduce the skill set needed to perform certain actions, at a price point that makes sense?”

Pecorino Romano PDO Consortium ups funds to counter the crisis

Pecorino Romano PDO Consortium ups funds to counter the crisis

The total value of last year’s production of Pecorino Romano PDO reached 2 million and 710 thousand euros. One million and 76 thousand euros were paid by the producers, while other revenues and counter-invoices came from public bodies (1 million and 199 thousand euros).

The most important investments concerned trademark protection from counterfeiting, legal activity to avoid US additional tariffs and promotional initiatives to make the product known in new foreign markets.


US tariffs are the most challenging issue this year – underlines the president of the Consortium, Salvatore Palitta -. We worked intensively for months with our lawyers to avert the risk of additional tariffs, which would have been a real disaster for us and for the economy of Sardinia. We twice managed to avoid ending up on the black list, but we can’t lower our guard as in September there will be a further tightening up.”


The legal costs for trademark protection against counterfeiting have been high as well. In fact, attempts at imitation are continuous and require uninterrupted vigilance. “This is one of the activities that have most involved the Pecorino Romano PDO Consortium. In Singapore where we have managed to reduce the association of common names with respect to our trademark, and in Japan where we have finally registered the distinctive trademark. We tripled our legal fees in 2019 to pursue the protection action,” Palitta explains.


The Propaseu project has engaged Pecorino Romano PDO cheese in a promotion campaign together with Speck and Asiago PDO in Canada and the United States (2 and a half million euros costs over 3 years, 80% of which funded by the European Union).

The Rosafi project promoted the three Pecorino cheeses from Sardinia together in Germany, France, the United States and the United Kingdom (4 million euros, 3 from Sardinia Region). The Chizu project, which will start this year, will bring Pecorino Romano PDO to Japan. In particular to restaurants in the Tokyo metropolitan area (1 million over 3 years, co-funded by the European Union).


In January 2019, the shareholders’ meeting gave the go-ahead for the amendment of the product specification. Three new types of Pecorino have been introduced, as well as a list of authorized breeds to produce it:

  • ‘Extra’ Pecorino Romano PDO, with a low salt content (no more than 3.5% salt component);
  • ‘Riserva’ Pecorino Romano, with a maturation of at least 14 months;
  • ‘Pecorino di Montagna’ (Mountain Pecorino), already provided for by EU regulations with requirements including breeding over 600 meters above sea level.


Last year was also the year of the launch of snackorino, the 20 gram Pecorino Romano snack for children, teenagers and sportsmen. “Market analysts – says Palittaall agree that the winning strategies to survive the economic crisis fueled by Covid-19 pandemic are innovation and differentiation. This is the only way to survive and grow on deeply changed markets.”


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Iam 36 I do 100 push ups and 100 leg raises in 10 mins every alternate day, so I want an opinion whether iam doing good exercise,

I really like reading through a post that can make people think. Also, many thanks for permitting me to comment! also read:-

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I was doing Japan anime One Punch Man aka One Punch Man exercise which are 10km running, 100 squats, 100 sit ups and the most important one was 100 push ups back then, the result is super impressive but at the same time have to control the diet as well.

I’m 64 years old (female) and do 2 sets of 50 pushups 3 times a week. Most women can’t do even 10.

About ten years ago (I was 50) a younger guy at work got me interested in his push-up challenge: To make 365 push-ups per day after a year’s work. Yep, start with one push-up and increase by only one push-up each day. The idea was that at the end of the year and without stopping or cheating you’d be making 365 push-ups (even if divided into groups of 50). He ended up moving to another job and although I kept it going, I found it was his camaraderie and encouragement that made me follow-through with the challenge.
Now I’m sixty and will (or should?) be taking it up again.
One little thing always bothered me: Did my breathing so close to the floor (remember, we did this at work) increase my risk of inhaling germs or toxins? Is this a silly risk?

The article states that if you can complete 40 in over 30 seconds you would be in good shape, but the article then goes on to state that correct form takes 3 seconds (40×3=120 seconds). Forty in 30 seconds is 0.75 seconds per push-up which would be pretty damn impressive. How about if one could complete 40 consecutive over a couple of minutes?

Indeed. I am behind every word here. For the last 10 years i am doing 300-500 push ups every day… can do 150-160 no stop. So i can say that without running or swiming i feel great. I am 59 btw :-))

Thanks inspiring. Thanks for sharing. Amazing you are still doing that many push-ups at 59.

I had my two hips replaced 11 years ago. I was told to stay away from push-ups and planks. Is that still valid? If yes, what about knee or standing push-ups?

Your best bet is to talk with physical therapy on any restrictions associated with hip replacement.

An easy way to ensure a straight back is to touch nose and crotch simultaneously, if fitness level permits. The mention of speed variation as a way to manage intensity is a beneficial addition to the subject.

At one point I’d gotten quite good at push-ups – started with knee push-ups and went from there – so I assume they’re not expressly contraindicated for women. My problem today, however, is osteoarthritis and related degeneration in my wrist/thumb area. Not sure if push-ups are recommended for someone with this condition, male or female.

Any comments from the cognoscenti?

I also have thumb and wrist issues and have had the “Anchovy ” procedure on my left wrist with excellent results. However, the same condition (carpal metacarpal degeneration) is now developing on the right wrist. I’ve gone from a palms down position (wrists at 90* to the floor) to using a fist on the floor position and am back to doing 50 with 30 in one shot …. at age 72 ):

Article has a blatant wrong idea about targeting triceps more versus chest. If you wanna hit chest more place your hands somewhere from 6-12 inches away from your shoulders out to each respective side. Drive straight through the palms do not drive out of your fingers whatsoever. A good way to practice this is lightly curl your fingers under so the tops of your top knuckles are hitting the ground and focus on driving from the palm. This is where your strength comes from. If you wanna target triceps, place your palms approximately at your nipples BUT place your palms directly touching your sides. Again, driving from the palms only, you will feel the drastic difference when you drive up through the palms when comparing the two positions I have described. – ISSA Fitness Trainer Joshua Klein. Instagram: yEaRiGhTiSSiK – follow me for fitness, nutrition, fat loss, bodybuilding, and last but certainly not least video games.

Note concerning the triceps push up, your elbows will begin down below your palms directly at your sides. Contrary to the chest push up, where your elbows are going out to each respective side.

I do a set of 60 and a second set of 50 pushups during my weight workouts (twice a week). I do one set before I begin my weights routine and then the second after the entire weights routine. I have always waited at least 48 hours between weight workouts – my understanding was that muscles need that to build back up – is this not the case with the muscles used in pushups? The author indicated that he does them every day.

I would like to know the answer to this question too.

Tired of seeing articles written solely for men.

Some people tire of seeing materials focused solely on women. Fortunately, Matthew Sloan has not left you guessing. As the executive editor of the publication Harvard Men’s Health Watch, we can consistently expect him to write about — you guessed it — men’s health. Just as fortunate, however, if women’s health is what you seek to read or just want a change. Harvard has a complementary publication just for women, unambiguously titled, Women’s Health Watch.

I have been exercising an hour or more daily for 31 years. I used to do 500 to 600 pushups in a day. I would do some 40 at a time, adding up to 500 + in a day. I did this at least a dozen times. It was not practical to lift weights while on vacation, so that is when I did the push ups. I ride my exercise bike and stretch every day.
I also do planks for 2 minutes and up to 32 dips. Which do you think is better, planks, push ups or dips?

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