Saturday was day 3 of week 3 in my 100 pushup challenge. I was still pretty sore from the pushups on Wednesday, but I decided to give it a go anyway.
I did my pushups around 11:30 in the morning before my wife went out to do some exploring on our vacation this weekend. I wasn’t feeling particularly strong, and my sets bore that out.
Today calls for sets of 20, 15, 15, 12 and a final set of at least 16.
I started out with the set of 20, and was able to complete them without too much trouble. I did notice, however, that I had a bit more difficulty than other 1st sets this week.
The second two sets of 15 got progressively harder and I could feel my tired muscles protesting every pushup. By the third set of 12 I was barely able to finish.
The last set I made it all the way to 12 pushups, struggling the whole time. At that time I couldn’t go any further. I finished the set of 16 by doing the pushups from my knees. So I finished the set – albeit with a bit of cheating.
So I’ve failed a set for the first time – although I don’t count it as a complete failure. I still finished the set.
So next week I’ll be repeating week 3 of the 100 pushup challenge. I knew it would probably happen sooner or later. Hopefully this week I won’t be quite as sore after day 2 of week 3. How are you doing on your challenge?