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Old 01-14-2010, 03:40 PM   #1  
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I am starting the 100 Push-ups Challenge.

The plan can be found here.
I will report my initial test number and then how many push-up I am doing in the last set each week.

I expect my counts to be low, but I am going to stick with it. Anyone want to take up this challenge with me?

To Join, just add a post to this thread with places for the counts of your initial test and each of the 6 weeks. Then edit your post as you complete a week. All are welcome, join any time, work at your own pace.



I am doing the initial test tonight, and I will be doing push-ups Monday, Wednesday and Friday for (at least ) the next 6 weeks.

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Old 01-14-2010, 03:41 PM   #2  
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Initial Test: 11 (which is more than I expected to be able to do. The 30 Day Shred must be paying off )

I am recording the number of push-ups I can do in the last set of the day. The do as many as you can set.
Week 1: Day 1: as many as possible was 12. Day 2: 7 . Day 3: 15!!!!
Week 2: Day 1: 16. Day 2, 13.
Week 2 redeux: 21.
Week 2 the third: day 1: 17.
Week 3:
Week 4:
Week 5:
Week 6:

100 Push-ups!!

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Old 01-14-2010, 11:57 PM   #3  
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this sounds fun and a way for me to be accountable so that i have to do my strength training. i wil do the initial test tonight or tomorrow and post back by tomorrow. great idea!


Initial Test:
Week 1:
Week 2:
Week 3:
Week 4:
Week 5:
Week 6:

100 Push-ups!!

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Old 01-15-2010, 12:43 AM   #4  
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I'm in, I've been meaning to work my upper body more!

Initial Test: 2 "good form" push ups (how sad is that? )
Week 1:
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Week 4:
Week 5:
Week 6:

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Old 01-16-2010, 09:22 AM   #5  
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ok, so i did the initial test. i got in 27 although i was using an "alternative method". i just cant do them the original way with my legs comletely extended. i did them on my knees. my arms are sore though, but it feels good. i'm hoping i can see some reults in my upper arms. that would be awesome.




Initial Test: 27
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100 Push-ups!!
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Old 01-17-2010, 06:42 PM   #6  
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Count me in! I'm doing pushups against a wall to take it easy on wonky wrists and elbows.

3 weeks in: have learned my arms are too high on wall and too far out, straining my right rotator cuff. Moved arms in and down, pointing hands straight up, modified foot stance. Making sure to rest and shake arms between sets; stretching well after workout; doing no-weight rotator cuff exercises daily. Also working out within an hour of eating, so I have enough carbs to power all the way through.

Initial Test: 12 yowch!
Week 1: 31 -- 41 -- 52
Week 2: 50 -- 56 -- 63
Exhaustion Test: 30
Week 3: 80 -- 107 -- 127 feels good!
Week 4: 128 -- 146 -- 160
Exhaustion Test: 60
Week 5: 170 -- 163 -- 200
Exhaustion Test: 71
Week 6: 241 -- 288 (100 in a row on the last set!) -- 274

100 Push-ups!!

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Old 01-18-2010, 11:56 PM   #7  
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I'm in! Fun! I have to modify bc I'm weak! On my knees it is...

Initial test: 15 (100 seems pretty far fetched right now!!)
Week 1: My max was 15! And it hurt, ouch!
Week 2:
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Week 6:

Sexy arms, oooh boy

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Old 01-19-2010, 09:14 AM   #8  
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I am excited to see people joining the challenge.

I did the first day of week 1 on Monday. Because I was right on the cusp of the third category, I decided to drop down to the second because I am also picking up a new martial art this week.
I was able to do 12 push-ups in the last set where you are supposed to do as many as possible. That's one more than the initial test. So far I am feeling ok, if a bit sore in my shoulders and arms.

Fun quote from my friend: "Yeah I can do 100 push-ups in 6 weeks; that's like one push-up a day."
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OMG i did day 1 yesterday too! I'M SORE!!! but a good sore
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:11 AM   #10  
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So I got through week 1 day 2, yesterday, and man was that hard. I barely hung in there and I only got the minimum on set 5. Hopefully I will get stronger or I may be doing week 1 a second time.
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Losing80, Good push-ups!

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Old 01-21-2010, 09:15 AM   #12  
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THIS is one of my goals! I'm *mortified* everytime Sensei does the "if you make a mistake TEN push-ups!" thing.. because I can't do 10. I can't do three.. I try very hard not to make mistakes!

I'm in. I'll read up on this and do my test probably tomorrow since I have karate tonight.

Initial Test: 15 wall pushups
Week 1: 12 -
Week 2:
Week 3:
Week 4:
Week 5:
Week 6:

100 Push-ups!!

ETA: 01/22/10- drat! we did pushups in class last night! my elbow (old injury) is killing me... I'm going to have to take a day off before I can do my initial test... I *think* I did 15 really crappy knee pushups.. but they were really bad..

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Old 01-21-2010, 11:32 PM   #13  
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Initial Test: 27
Week 1: day three, last set ---- 20
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Hey chicks, mind if I join you? Every time I see one of these threads I think, "I'm gonna do that..." but I've never gotten around to it. I'll do the initial test on Sunday (tomorrow), and start on Monday. I'll be doing the modified version (on my knees). Good luck everybody!

Initial Test: 0-5, Rank 1. Week 1, here I come!
Week 1: Day 3, last set 10 push ups
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100 Push-ups!!

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Old 01-25-2010, 12:43 PM   #15  
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I'm in! My arms are really weak and I really want to strengthen them and tone them up some. This should do it! I'm going to do the initial test tonight. I will try to do the "good form" push ups first. If I can't do those, modified it is.

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