Thursday, December 9, 2010

Hundred Push Up Challenge

Hey lovelies!!!!! Can I just say how much I miss ya’ll! my life has been consumed by studying which is not nearly as fun as talking to you!

Even though I have been studying like crazy, I still have made time to keep up with my workouts which included the hundred push up challenge. I am not sure if you know anything about the hundred push up challenge but basically it consists of a 6 week program and by the end of the challenge, you should be able to continuously do 100 push ups.

The first week looks something like this

Day 1
rest 60 seconds between each SET (longer if required)
  up to 5 push ups 6 - 10 push ups 11 - 20 push ups
set 1 2 6 10
set 2 3 6 12
set 3 2 4 7
set 4 2 4 7
set 5 max (at least 3) max (at least 5) max (at least 9)

 

I thought I could jump right in and start in the 2nd row but after I reached week 3; I realized that I jumped the gun and took myself to row 1, which looked like this by the third week…

Day 1
rest 60 seconds between each SET (longer if required)
  16 -20 push ups 21 - 25 push ups > 25 push ups
set 1 10 12 14
set 2 12 17 18
set 3 7 13 14
set 4 7 13 14
set 5 max (at least 9) max (at least 17) max (at least 20)

And by the 6th week, I was doing all of this!

Day 1
rest 60 seconds between each SET (longer if required)
  46 - 50 push ups 51 - 60 push ups > 60 push ups
set 1 25 40 45
set 2 30 50 55
set 3 20 25 35
set 4 15 25 30
set 5 max (at least 40) max (at least 50) max (at least 55

 

I have to admit that I did have to take breaks during the longer sets but I did manage to complete all of the push ups and by the end of the challenge I WAS able to do 100 push ups (with some breaks)

but the best reward would have to be my guns!

Arms

If you are looking for a new challenge, I suggest you check out their site. They also have squat and sit-up challenges too!

Namaste….

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16 comments :

  1. You look freaking fabulous- I did a modified version of this before my wedding and it really works! Now I prefer my pushups in chattarunga form :)

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  2. DAMN GIRL!!! Hope you're getting me some tickets to the gun show! Thats a really cool idea for a challenge, I definitely want to check that or the squat one out.

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  3. I want to do this challenge! Your arms look sexy!

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  4. Rock star arms! That's so awesome. Good work!

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  5. I would gladly trade you one of my arms for one of yours. Looking good girl!

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  6. You're so buff!!!!
    I have been doing more push-ups lately, and loving it. I should definitely try this challenge. I was attempting a "Burpie" challenge but
    I think I strained a muscle in my back...push-ups are much less stressful for my body, yet very effective!

    Have a great weekend Mari.

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  7. Look at those guns!! Good God girl you are looking fiine! BTW, I was telling my hubs about the push-up challenge and he started it. My girls now go around the house saying "Look at how big Daddy's muscles are!!" Too cute! Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  8. I'd like some tickets to your gun show.
    LOL.
    "these guns dont come with the shirt"

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  9. Welcome to the gun show! Wow - what a great challenge - woot!

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  10. Whoa. I wouldn't want you to punch me in the face! You're so buff!

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  11. i just wanted to make sure you had a license for those guns..

    happy belated 1 monther to you and the man! you make such an adorable couple :)

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  12. Oh my goodness, Mari! Remind me never to cross you! those are DAMN SEXY guns!!! :D

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  13. Look at those GUNS!! Awesome job, gurlll!

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  14. Just checking in - hope you had a wonderful holiday!

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  15. Got dang girl, you got some serious guns. I might consider doing this challenge since I can't do a push up to save my life.

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