So, I finally took some time to read through the blogs listed on my blog roll. [I wish I could take time to do so everyday!] Anyway, I ran across Jen's latest post about the one hundred push up challenge. I started clicking links. Next thing I knew, I was on the floor doing the "initial push up test". Can I just say, my poor wrists will probably never be the same again. My arms are shaking like rubber bands right now!
The One Hundred Push Ups Challenge is a training guide to getting you from 0 to 100 push ups in only six weeks. Sound impossible? It sure as hell does to me, but I'm going to try it anyway. After losing 80 pounds, I have a lot of "loose skin" on my arms. Otherwise known as, "bat wings". They're not pretty, folks. I must get rid of them. Just last night, I was telling my husband that I need to start working on upper body strength. This challenge is the perfect thing to get me going, and hopefully keep me motivated for six weeks. Thanks for blogging about it, Jen!
I decided to do the full-on "real" push ups. Not the girly style I did back in grade school during the annual Physical Fitness Test. My physical therapist has me doing one minute planks several times a week for strength training...so I opted to stick with the full on, boy style format. I was able to do 12 before my arms gave out on me. If you can do 11-20, your first day workout is as follows (with a 60 second break between sets):
Set 1 10
Set 2 12
Set 3 7
Set 4 7
Set 5 max you can do before pooping yourself (at least 9)
Anyway, check it out for yourself. See if it's the right kind of challenge for you by visiting the One Hundred Push Up Challenge web site: http://www.hundredpushups.com/index.html. They offer apps for smart phones to help you keep track of your progress.