Earlier this year I started the 100 Push-up Challenge. You know… train for six weeks and then be able to pump out 100 push-ups in a row.
Well I did ok for the first few weeks… Then I failed I think week 4 or 5 several times in a row and I quit. I was making them harder by putting my feet up on a physioball, thus getting a better core workout. I was also in the middle of marathon training…
Needless to say my body didn’t appreciate the extra demands I was placing on it and something had to go. So I quit.
Last week I talked about going into the off-season and looking to do some strength training. I even alluded to the fact that I’d probably do the push-ups. Well I am currently in the middle of Week 2. For this first section I managed to get myself into the hardest category and the workouts have been pretty tough to finish. I don’t plan on quitting this time around, even if I have to repeat a few weeks! Part of the reason is that a bunch of people that I run with started the challenge, albeit a week later (somehow I missed the memo!). So that gives some extra motivation. Especially when some of the women completed more regular push-ups than I did.
Here are a few random snippets from the e-mails being sent around.
I think I have my grunting technique down after my 5th set last night!
I think push ups are a much better work out than running. I am going to give up running and just do push ups. On a long push up day..you could have jelly beans strategically located to be lapped up when glycogen levels get low.
Yes, we have a fun group! I’ll keep posting my push-ups in my “Week in Review.” Are you doing the push-ups?? What week are you in? How are they going??
[tags] 100 pushups, pushups, strength training, core [/tags]