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Monday, June 16, 2008

100 Pushup Challenge - Week 1, Day 1

Sad really. Honestly, I don't know how I get through life with so little upper body strength. It's downright embarrassing.

That said, here's my

Week 1, Day 1 100 Pushup Challenge Report:

Level 1: 2 DONE
Level 2: 2 DONE
Level 3: 2 DONE
Level 4: 2 DONE
Level 5: 5 DONE

What's so sad is that not even one of those was a real 'true form' pushup - even of the girly variety. As I remember telling someone back when I actually could do pushups years ago, "You can't do a pushup without trying to do a pushup." In other words, the only way that you can develop the muscles that you need to do a pushup is to do the closest thing to a pushup that you can. So, that's what I did. I really did try to do a good form girl push up, but I fell to the ground and could NOT lift back up. So what I did was to just go as low as I could without going so far down I fell. It was a good work out. The muscles in front of my armpits are still twitching.

So what I'm going to have to do is to go through the program doing bad girl pushups until I can do a good one. Then I'll start over with that until I can do a true pushup, then I'll start over with that. After all, the goal is not to be 'finished' in 6 weeks, but rather to achieve 100 real pushups without stopping. It's just going to take me a while to get there, but I WILL NOT GIVE UP!!!

Onward and upward - or downward maybe since it's pushups.

Hope you all did better than I did. :)


Kitzzy said...

Great job! Now you have me wondering if I did bad girl push ups, but I think I was going far enough down and Jason said my body was straight. Oh well, if I am I'll go from bad girl to full because I think even bad girl push ups as you say will strengthen those muscles.

Anonymous said...

i did day 1 today too... and i thought my form was good till i watched mizfit's pushup video....

Cammy said...

A year ago, I couldn't do a push-up either. They were more elbow bend/neck lunges. Now I've worked up to 30 good full push-ups. It will be fun to watch your numbers go up!

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Anonymous said...

I can not do a single pushup. I work with weights all the time and can see the improvement in my arms, but I guess pushups use a different kind of muscle and man -- no way. So I'll have to try what you did. Maybe that will work!

cj said...

I have a tip for you:

If you cannot do any push-ups, then you can still get a very good work out doing the following:
Do slow negtives with your push-ups.
i.e., arms straight and on your knees streteched out forward.
Now go down sloooowly to the floor...(1!)
Up agin and repeat -grin-
--chris (NZ)

Teena in Toronto said...

I just joined one hundred push ups yesterday! Good luck!