Sunday, June 22, 2008


Day One of Week One of the 100-Pushup Challenge!

(That's not me, and it's not my body...thanks to Warrior Fitness World)

You do your 3-times-weekly workouts in 5 sets, or "Levels," of reps, each level separated by a rest period of one minute (a little longer if needed.) You take a day off between workout days.

Here's the schedule for this week, based on my initial test, in which I did 15 full-body pushups nonstop. (I was surprised at that. I haven't done pushups in months, and thought I might manage 8 or so.)

Day One:
  • Level 1: 10
  • Level 2: 10
  • Level 3: 8
  • Level 4: 6
  • Level 5: Max possible, at least 7 (I managed 9.)

Day Two:

  • Level 1: 12
  • Level 2: 12
  • Level 3: 10
  • Level 4: 10
  • Level 5: Max, at least 10

Day Three:

  • Level 1: 15
  • Level 2: 13
  • Level 3: 10
  • Level 4: 10
  • Level 5: Max, at least 15

Eeks. That's a lot of pushups. But I got through the first day, even exceeding the minimum-max for the last set (although I rested 2 minutes after the first 4 levels, which I probably will keep on doing.)

Total pushups today: 43. Yo!!


Jade Lady said...

Sounds like a great plan! Go Ellie!

Jeff said...

I found myself a bit sore after Day 1 but it's lessening (for now -Week 2 starts today), and maybe it will for you too.

You're off to a good start. Keep it up!

ShirleyPerly said...

Man, I used to do lots of pushups when training regularly in karate. Great for upper body & core strength as well as the mind, esp. for women who often think they have weak upper bodies. I think I'll go back doing them too!

Andrew is getting fit said...

Way to go with the pushups!