Monday, June 23, 2008



I Did 5! The 100 Pushup Challenge.


This is just going to be another phase of training for me. You have to read through the instructions and follow the challenge, but hopefully I am up to it!



We started this week. The initial test was to see how many pushups you could do before failure. Then there is are breakdown categories between different amounts. I figured I would certainly fit into the 0-5 segment, and I was right. But I figured I would not be able to do even 1 and managed 5. Then you do 5 sets of different amounts, depending on which category you fit into, with rest between each, and with the 5th you do a max number for your category. After the second set, it seemed too easy so I started doing 5. I'm still pretty stiff in the arms, not being able to lower myself fully, but I'm hoping that will come eventually.

So if anyone wants to join the challenge, hop on board. A good way to get buff!

14 comments:

cindy said...

I'm in!!

I have always wanted to be able to do real push-ups...can't even do 5 good ones. Thanks for posting this. I'm gonna start after my race this weekend :)

chia said...

I was eyeing this the other day... I guess I'm in too!

Good luck!

bill carter said...

Hi vickie

Congrats on your tri and... finding all kinds of money. I have run some serious miles and I don't think I have ever found even a nickel.

That cucumber was definitely a plant... and I am not talking about it being a vegetable!

Marcy said...

I REALLY should do this, because I stink at pushups SOOOOO much. But I'll probably end up hurting myself :P I seriously could probably do maybe 1, 2 would def be pushin it LOL

Running Knitter said...

I'm on week 2 and loving it. Good luck!

Christie said...

I think I could manage a half a push up a day. So it would take me 200 days to finish the challenge.

bunnygirl said...

I'm thinking of doing it, too! :-)

Sunshine said...

Well, I did come back.. How could I resist finding out about the cucumber??

Push-ups? real ones? Ugh!
Good luck... I'll get back to you on that.

jahowie said...

I'm pretty stiff today too. :-(

Lily on the Road said...

Okay, I'm in....sigh,

I had left a cucumber comment, but blogger spit it out. LOL...

Now I have to go and read about the push ups, toodles....

jeanne said...

fantastic!!! what happens if you can't even do ONE pushup. just hypothetically speaking....

i see christie shares this problem... sigh. there should be some kind of pre-pre-pre pushup workout.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

It scares me. I'm a wimp!!

Jeff said...

Good luck with the pushups - looks like you're off to a good start!

Fe-lady said...

You will definitely notice a difference in your swimming strength/endurance once you commit to doing these every week! AND you will suddenly like the look of your arms if you don't currently!

Go for it!