Starting a new challenge... surprise surprise

I've got to do something to motivate myself to do more than NOTHING when I get home. Was reading The Daily Cadence blog today and saw him reference the 100 Push-up Challenge. I had wanted to do this a while back, but was failing at a burpee challenge at the time, so I didn't want to start something new.

Okay, so tonight I'll do the initial test for both the 100 Push-Up challenge and the 200 Sit-up Challenge. My goal is 30 push-ups, regular way (not with my hands at my armpits like I was trying before), and 60 for the sit-ups. I didn't see anything mentioned about breaks allowed, so I'm just going to go to failure & include breaks if needed.

That is all I'll do tonight except I might walk the dogs if the rain lets up.

Starting back in slow... :) (to say the least!)

100 Push-Up Challenge:
Initial test = 37

200 Sit-Up Challenge
Initial test = 74

According to the website, I'll start w/week 3 for both the push-up & sit-up challenges and follow the third column.


Ryan said...
November 20, 2009 at 4:49 AM
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Ryan Christian said...
November 20, 2009 at 4:52 AM

I think I am going to do these with you as well as add in the 200 Squats.

100 Push-up's
200 Sit-up's
200 Squat's

Good starting numbers BTW. I will post mine to my blog as well. Push-up's and Squats should be good it's the Sit-ups that will kick my butt.

I did read they need to be consecutive and not broken up.

(posted on my wrong account above haha)

Kate said...
November 20, 2009 at 6:59 AM

Well shoot, if that's the case, my numbers would be 20 push-ups and about 45 sit-ups:)!

I'll just go with the starting point I posted above and scale back if needed.

We can be push-up/sit-ups blog buddies! :)haha

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November 20, 2009 at 7:10 AM
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Fitness Fabulous said...
November 21, 2009 at 7:00 AM

How do you do pushups with your hands at your armpits haha?

Kate said...
November 21, 2009 at 7:42 PM

HAHA! :) That sounds complicated, doesn't it? Actually, I mean, I was trying to do push-ups you see military guys do all the time, where their elbows go straight back (parallel to their body) and their hands are positioned right under their armpits when in the "down" position. I'll take a pic:), it's tough to explain.

Ryan Christian said...
November 23, 2009 at 3:15 AM

So my numbers were...

Push-up's: 52
Sit-up's: 35
Squat's: 60

How is the training going?