Truth be told, I typically think I'm in decent shape, but then something comes a long to remind me there is a LOT of room for improvement. During Body Pump yesterday I was so discouraged when I could only do five pushups. FIVE! Back in the heyday (and by heyday I mean pre-broken shoulder) my highest number of pushups completed in a row was 13. So there I was in Body Pump (at the END of the class mind you) and I was only able to squeak out five measly pushups (REAL ones not girlie). I vowed then and there to do something about it.
Enter-- The One Hundred Push Ups Challenge.
The one hundred pushups training program is a six week program designed to help participants be able to complete 100 push ups in a row. Um yeah, that might wind up being a 52 week training program for me, but I am bound and determined to stick with this program and really try to increase my shoulder strength (particularly my "broken" shoulder). The program only takes about 30 minutes a week. 10 minutes three times a week. Anyone can do that right? I can!
And so the "initial test" began. How many good-form pushups could I do in a row before collapsing in a heap on the floor?
While taking the action shots George decided he wanted to get in on the actual action, and so too he did the initial test.
Let's just say, I'm pissed! I work out 5 days a week and he... well let's just say he doesn't and he drops and gives me...
Just FYI he had just given Jack a bath, that's why he's all wet
Yes you are seeing that correctly, 50!!! I'm sure he could have even done more, but he didn't want to hurt my feelings. Whatever.
Before I reveal my initial number, I would like to say I should get credit for good form. Even George (who is always super critical of my form-- running form, squatting form, etc) said I was doing them correctly. Need to see it again (because this is the ONLY good part)?
with out further ado enough bullshit let's see the number.
Just to be clear that is an eleven and not two. Even still, ELEVEN? What the hell?
The App (for iPhone) has been downloaded (there is an android app too), the plans are being put in motion, and operation 100 Pushup Training Program begins tomorrow. Monday, Wednesday, Friday-- Me, YOU, and that other guy. Pushup Challenge! Go!
Who wants to join me? How many pushups can you do in a row? Wanna do more?
Find out all about the program by clicking here.