Today is day 3 of week 2, and once again it’s slowly upping the number of pushups.
Tonight is our 4th of July BBQ, so I figured I better get my pushups done in the morning before I get weighed down by hot dogs, burgers and beans. It is not going to be a healthy eating day today.
After having a yogurt for breakfast, and drinking most of a 32 ounce water bottle, I got down on the ground to do my pushups. The first set seemed harder than they normally do for some reason. (or do I say that every day?) I eeked out my 10 pushups, and then moved on to sets of 10, 8, 8 and then my max set. I took probably 60-90 seconds between reps, although it says to take 120 or more if required.
On my max set I wasn’t even sure if I could hit the max minimum of 10 pushups, but I was able to make it to 10, and then 11, 12, 13 and finally 14! So in the end I was able to do just as many pushups today as I did 2 days ago – 50. It doesn’t feel like that many each rep when you’re doing them, but when you put them together you’re actually doing quite a few pushups. It feels good!
This weekend I’m supposed to do another exhaustion test to figure out what column to continue in for week 3:
At the end of Week 2 it will be time to check your strength and perform another exhaustion test. In simple terms, perform as many good-form push ups as you can manage before you physically can’t do another rep. The number of push ups you complete will determine which level of the program you’ll start in Week 3
If I’m able to do 16-20 pushups (which is what I expect probably), I’ll be starting on Monday with sets of 15, 12, 12, 10, 15. That’s 64 pushups, and 14 more than I’ve done before. Why did I sign up for this again? Wow.
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!