Challenge 3: 100 Press-ups in 7 weeks

The first and main question that springs to mind when I read the title of this post…is why on earth do I read people’s blogs late at night when fueled with dance induced enthusiasm? it makes me agree to things that I really should think twice about!

100 press upsNevertheless, inspired by this post by Awesome Ashild (push ups)Β I have decided to take her challenge of getting to 100 press-ups in 7 weeks! No, not a total of 100 press-ups in 7 weeks…I could do that now…that is less than 1 per day that is not a challenge! Apparently, If I follow this plan I will be able to do 100 consecutive press ups by the end of 7 weeks. The plan details are here, but basically, you have to do press ups 3 times a week, you do the number it says each week and you will be able to improve.

Why am I doing this…well…press-ups Β are generally awesome, they are good for chest, shoulders, core strength and all sorts of things…so I thought it has got to be a good thing! Also it nags at the back of my mind that I want to be able to do real press ups well and at the moment I can’t! So this is going to help me with that! I am going to attempt to do these as full press-ups, I may have to modify slightly at first by putting my hands on the bottom step of the stairs but I will let you know once I have done my initial test tonight! I know that by the end I will be doing full press ups.

Will I get to 100? Who knows but I am going to give it a good go! If in 7 weeks time I can do more than 50 press-ups in a row I will be really pleased and if I get to 100 I will be ecstatic!

I will keep you posted πŸ˜€


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About Sam Catchpole

Exercisaholic, Photographer, Artist, Writer, Engineer, Morris Dancer, General Obsessive...

10 responses to “Challenge 3: 100 Press-ups in 7 weeks”

  1. angie says :

    Wow what a great idea! I’m always looking for the next challenge. Maybe this will come around. πŸ™‚


  2. nancytex2013 says :

    Good luck with this one — it’s a toughie. I started it about 2 years ago and gave up after a couple weeks. It takes tremendous strength to do 100 consecutive push-ups. If you do this, you deserve a medal! πŸ™‚


  3. awesomeashild says :

    Give it your best. And as you say, if you can get to 50 that’s pretty impressive! It’s not about the 100 hundred, it’s about doing the best you can and pushing yourself! Go Team! πŸ™‚


  4. lilses says :

    Download this app on your iphone or android -runtastic. 100 press ups in 3 weeks


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