Today was day 2 of week 2 of the 100 pushup challenge. I was not feeling it today, and was not looking forward to doing my set of 11, 9, 7, 7, 10(max). I changed once I got home, and got to work.
It seems like the first set or two I’m usually pretty tense or stiff, and they’re a bit harder to push out. Once I get warmed up they feel a little better, but they start getting harder to do. The first set of 10 I got out, but my muscles were pulsing a bit. It wasn’t hard necessarily, but my muscles weren’t warm yet. The second set of 9 was a little easier. By the third set I was pushing them out no problem. By the fourth I was starting to get tired. And on the last set I really pushed myself.
On the last set I was able to keep going until I collapsed after doing 16 pushups. My new high! So today’s final numbers were 11, 9, 7, 7, 16 (max). 50 pushups!
Day three is just around the corner – could 17 or 18 pushups be the new high after today? Somehow I doubt that because the numbers of pushups on each rep go up next time. I think I’ll be lucky to reach the max on the final set of 10. We shall see!
If you’re doing the 100 Pushup Challenge right now, and you’re blogging about it – please let me know on the Quick to Fit Forums, I’m going to do a roundup in the next few days, and I’d love to link to you!