I’m a big man (I take after my son) and so it’s no surprise that I’m not in the best of shape. Aside from losing a few pounds, I could really do with improved stamina and more muscle. This isn’t a vanity issue for me, because if it was, I’d have taken care of it sooner. No, this is a federal headship issue – specifically, I don’t want to limit Corbin’s active lifestyle because I couldn’t keep up, lift him up, climb something or otherwise be too lazy and out of shape to chase (or be chased by) a healthy 4 year old boy.
That’s why I’ve allowed my good friend Sam to talk me into doing one hundred push ups.
one hundred push ups
If you’re serious about increasing your strength, follow this six week training program and you’ll soon be on your way to completing 100 consecutive push ups!
Think there’s no way you could do this? I think you can! All you need is a good plan, plenty of discipline and about 30 minutes a week to achieve this goal!
Now this may seem extreme, or over-rated, or even unhealthy but I need to try. I’m not getting leaner, stronger or building up my stamina by sitting on the sofa watching “So You Think You Can Dance”.
To begin the six week program, I first need to establish my “rank” to determine my fitness level. From there, I follow the push up schedule appropriate for my rank. At the end of six weeks, I should be able to do one hundred consecutive push ups.
I also plan on working on doing more sit ups but my plan for those is much simpler. I’ll do a few sit ups in the morning and a few more in the evening. I was going to try this every day but with the introduction of the push up routine, I think I should alternate days. At this point, I will start with five sit ups per “sitting” and work my way up to bigger numbers, but the goal is more fluid right now.
Upon further review, I may try doing the bicycle maneuver instead of sit ups. Then again, I may skip it all together until after the six weeks is finished so I don’t get burned out. Yeah, I like that idea.
Bicycle maneuver. To do this exercise, you lie flat on the floor with your lower back pressed to the ground. Put your hands beside your head. Bring your knees up to about a 45-degree angle and slowly go through a bicycle pedal motion. Touch your left elbow to your right knee, then your right elbow to your left knee. Breathe evenly throughout the exercise.
I’ll be taking my “initial test” tonight to determine what my “rank” is for the push ups and start my routine accordingly. I will also keep you posted on my progress so you can see how well I keep to my goal, how well I do and if I stick to it at all.