I successfully completed the 100 push up challenge in January 2009, so it’s been awhile and I haven’t been doing that many push-ups since, so I’m back in the ring… I start week 2 today.
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Finished week one of the 100 pushups, 200 situps, and 200 squats program.
No problem with pushups or squats. I hit my numbers on the situps, but they kill my back every time.
So I completed this goal back in January. By the time I finished it I was sick of push-ups so I quit doing push-ups entirely after hitting my 100 consecutive.
Now my nephew is wanting to get fit so to help him stay motivated my wife and I decided we would go through this program (again for me) and a couple others at the same time as him and we will all provide positive feedback to keep each other going strong.
Did 5 sets of 60 for a total of 300. The first 4 sets weren’t bad. The last set was KILLER!
Did my sets today and was back up to semi decent sets. I’m hoping it will take me about 2 months to hit the 500.Set 1: 50
Set 2: 50
Set 3: 50
Set 4: 50
Max : 55
So this was one of my goals last year, and I finally hit the 100 back in early January. Since then I’ll do an occasion set or 2 of 50 to 60 push ups and pat myself on the back… but other than that I have really gotten away from doing push ups. I’m still going to the gym regularly and changing up my programs, but frankly I struggled so hard to get the hundred that by the time I hit the 100 I was absolutely sick of doing push ups. Now though it’s been over 3 months and my hatred for push ups has subsided and the love I had for them originally has returned to some extent.
So tonight I decided I would do my 5 sets and see how much I had backslid.
My sets were
Total = 220
This is a bit of a backslide from my sets just prior to hitting the 100. At that time I was doing on average 250 pushups across 5 sets, but wasn’t really struggling with it. So tonight I tallied 30 pushups less and it was all a struggle.
Also, about a month prior to hitting the 100 I was actually doing 300 to 350 across 5 sets, but then I had some backsliding while still doing the program due to the holidays, sick of pushups etc…
So now I am back at the 100 for a second round. I now have 2 goals here. My first goal is to hit the 100 consecutive again. My second goal is to do 500 across 5 sets, e.g. be doing regular sets of 100.
Wish me luck!
I can’t believe I finally completed this goal! By 85 I was hurting and the last 10 were absolute hell; my arms were shaking like hell, abs had completely given out, my back was screaming for me to stop. But I did it! Woohoo! This is a great start to the new year!
Did 5 sets of 50 tonight. Nothing to push too hard; just making sure I stick at it so I don’t go backwards anymore right now.
Did some biking today too, but I haven’t been to the gym much over the holidays. I’m going to start hitting the gym hard core again next week; planning to resume my Body For Life program. That should get me back to prime time soon.
So it’s been almost 2 weeks since I last did push-ups. I’ve got lost of excuses (holidays, aching back, blah blah blah). Bottom line is that I was being lazy and as a result I have lost some serious progress.
Tonight’s showing was pathetic when compared to my last few sets.
Set 1: 50
Set 2: 60
Set 3: 50
Set 4: 50
That’s near a 100 push ups less than my previous set. Blah! And I was so close to the 100 consecutive too! I am extremely discouraged, but my resolve is also hardened.