Trying for 100 Pushups

July 1, 2008 · 4 comments

Like many of my fellow fatbloggers I’ve signed up for the One Hundred Pushups Challenge. The correspsonding program is a progressive training program designed to slowly, over a period of at least 6 weeks, get you from sloth to stud. At least that’s the idea.

Yesterday I did the initial test which simply calls for you to do as many well-formed pushups as you can. I managed 15 before I crumpled to the ground in a quivering mass. The program calls for a 5 level progression done 3 times per week. I will normally be doing it Monday, Wednesday and Friday but since I am anxious to start and I took the initial test on Monday, I started day One today.

Based on the results of my initial test for week one I need to do 10, 10, 8 and 6 pushups with a 60 second rest in between and then a final level of as many as you can do with a minimum of 7. I managed 11.

Seemed as though it started off pretty rough. Tomorrow I’m going to need to do 12,12,10,10 and at least 10.

I like the idea though, and I like how I could feel both my heart working and my abs, so this is more than just for my arms.

Given my weight, I can’t imagine being able to do 100 pushups in a row but I’m going to start the program and see how far I can get. Who knows?!

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Johnny July 2, 2008 at 12:05 am

Way to join in. It’s so freakin’ hard. My upper body strength is crap. I’ve stalled on this one a bit (though as long as I’m still running, I’m not as worried) but I’m going to try and resume it at the lower level.

Andrew is getting fit July 2, 2008 at 2:33 am

Yeah, it is damn hard John. I’ve repeated week 01 and am on week 02 but I suspect I’ll have many repetitions as the program goes on.

Never mind. I’ll keep doing it even if it takes 20 weeks!

That’s the spirit!

Katschi July 5, 2008 at 9:18 am

I’m going for the “girlie” ones myself. I’ll admit it :)

Nothing wrong with that!

Lisa Newton July 5, 2008 at 10:30 pm

I also joined the challenge. Today, I did Week 3 Day 2 for a total of 81 push-ups. When I started my initial test number was 11.

It’s hard, but when you finish the day, you get a great sense of accomplishment……………..:)

I might have to repeat Week 3 (Week 4 looks more difficult), but then again, I’m surprised I’ve made this far.

If I can do it, so can you………………………….:P

Great job!

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