One Hundred Pushups – The Challenge

posted by Russ, June 15 in uncategorized with tags , ,

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A while back I had heard of a web site called one hundred pushups. The site is really just a 6 week program designed to get anyone to a point where they can do 100 consecutive push ups. Right away I was interested, and my immediate thought was “There’s no way I can do this! But I’d sure like to try!” I started the program immediately and made it one week, and then fizzled out.

Fast forward about a year, and once again this one hundred pushup challenge has been brought into my world via the wonderful world of Twitter. So naturally, when I was reminded of it, I knew it was a sign that I should start up again, and get ready to knock out 100 pushups.

Since the program is designed for everyone, beginners to advanced, you take an initial test and pending those results, it tells you the appropriate place to hop on board. Recently I’ve actually been considerably active, so without having been following the program, during my initial test I could do between 25-30 pushups.

Based on this, it told me to start in at Week 3. This was about 2 weeks ago, and I’m happy to report that I successfully completed both weeks 3 and 4, and took another test last night (consecutive pushups to the point of exhaustion), and amazingly I was able to do 45 consecutive well formed pushups! Half way there!

By the time you read this, I will have completed day 1 of week 5. Wish me luck in my last two weeks!

I encourage any of you reading to try it out, what is there to lose? If you do, feel free to drop me a comment on this post, or let me know how it’s going over on Twitter or Facebook.

Good luck!

UPDATE: 8/4 (7 weeks from initial post date)
I slacked on week 6, and had to redo it a few times. I finally was able to complete week 6, and just took my “test”. I did 68 push ups. Not 100 yet, but it is a huge increase from the 25-30 I could initially do, and the 45 I could do after week 4. So I’m still going strong, will complete week 6 again and test again!

Originally posted on Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 at 5:53 AM .

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