Wednesday, October 29, 2008

"Drop and give me 100!"

With the race season now officially over, I have returned to my off season training that includes weights, cardio and core training. I missed them all summer and for the first month or so, it was fun to not have to kill myself doing 2-4 hour training sessions. But like anything after a few years, it does get a little boring doing the same thing over.....and over and over, so I was happy to stumble across a new challenge.

It's called "The 100 push-up Challenge" and it's a simple program that takes you up to 8 weeks to complete. It's very well planned program that can help people of all fitness levels. This was just what I needed to spice up my workouts.

The first thing you need to do the initial test. This is where you start doing push-ups until you can do no more (muscle failure). Now armed with your number, you look at the chart to determine what week of the program you will start at. It's cool because anyone can do the same program.

I completed 43 push-ups, so I started at week 4. I was surprised I couldn't do more, but damn it was hard!

The program, like all things with this cool little challenge, is simple. You do three 5-15 minute "push-up workouts" a week and the difficulty is progressively increased .

Check it out and be sure to post your push up max.

2 comments:

Mungo Says Bah! said...

10.

Crap. My left shoulder hurts.

:-)

Mungo

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