Friday, April 10, 2009

Bringing out the Big Guns

This week, in pursuit of my neverending quest to get in shape again, I had the most brilliant idea to start the 100 Push-Up Challenge. I mean, how awesome would it be to be able to say you could actually do 100 push-ups in a row??? Visions of sexy, ripped, Michelle Obama arms began to dance in my head. Summer is, afterall right around the corner, along with sleeveless tops and (shudder) bathing suits. Great idea, right???

So, you start out by taking the initial test to see how many push-ups you can already do in a row, pushing on until you

Much to my shock and amazement, I could already do TWENTY!! Yeah, I was feeling kind of proud of myself. But now, at the end of Week 1, I'm kind of wishing I weren't such an over-achiever...

So, I'm in the third column level-wise. As you can see, for the 5th set, you have to max out, with a minimum stipulation. Day 1 (still cocky and ambitious), I maxed out at 15 on the 5th set. Not bad, huh? It really wasn't all that hard.
Day 2 ...oh my gosh, I'm so sore...I am crying by the time I get to 12 on the 5th set...

And Day 3 - well, lets just say I did get to 13, but I had to take a little pause between push-up 10 and push-up 11, and I felt a little Opus Dei telling myself - "Its Good Friday, Jesus endured worst, you can do this you pansy!!" - but, hey - whatever works!
Seriously, its really not so bad - you should try it!!! When you're salivating over my seriously sculpted guns without a trace of jiggly under-arm fat in sight this summer, you'll be wishing you did!!! Any takers????
(And no, Ace, you cannott participate if you can already do 100 push-ups in a row....)


  1. like toes to the floor push ups or on your knees push up?
    or like the frozen push-up dessert treats? cuz i can do those man.

  2. Lol - I didn't know they even made those anymore! Yum...orangsicle push-ups..... FOCUS!!!

    Yes, toes/knees (I do toes, but whatever works) to the floor, hard-ass, boot camp style push ups!! You can do it!!!

  3. lol.... hi, have you SEEN me lately???? i can't even push up an orange creamsicle push-up!!! lmao! well kudos to you for doing it, maybe i'll try it!

  4. I did 100+ push-ups two years ago, I would be willing to bet I can get it up to 85+ without training or prior conditioning. Now, when you get to the Pull-ups competition, let me know, I'll try to double what anyone can post.

  5. Um, is it bad that I totally drooled over your lasagna post, but when I saw that this post was about exercising, I seriously thought about just skipping it? I mean, I can eat lasagna and skip the workout, right?

    Seriously, though, I don't even want to try. I'm thinking I'd get to, like, 1.5. Although I carry around a 26 lb baby all day every day. Hmmm.