Saturday, July 05, 2008


So I've been doing this hundred-pushup challenge, and just finished my workout for Day 3 of Week 2.

The program called for sets of 15, 15, 12, 12, all separated by 2 minutes, followed by a final set of as many as possible, minimum-recommended 15.

I was able to push to 25.

That's the most I've done in a row EVER!! Even when I was doing pushups all the time! This program is WORKING!!

Plus I whipped easily through the 15, 15, 12, 12, not struggling with the last ones in each set as I have on all previous days.

I took two rest days instead of just one after my last session, and I think that made the difference. So I'm going to do that from now on. It'll lengthen my "weeks" to more than 7 days, but as long as I do the workouts in sequence, I don't think that matters.

Next challenge is to rest a couple days and then crank out as many as possible consecutively. The results of this trial determine the level of the next couple weeks' training.

I'm getting TUFF!!! Look out, world.... Ellie may be pushing 60 but she's pushing iron.


ShirleyPerly said...

Awesome job, Ellie!! You and couple other folks have inspired me to get back to doing them (along with pull-ups & dips). I'm not following that specific program having done them a different way in the past but hope to be able to crank out 100 like you soon. Thanks for the push :-)

Jeff said...

Big numbers! Nice!

Marshamlow said...

Wow that is amazing. I am getting inspired. I would have to do girlie push up though, does that count? Are you in any pain from all those push ups? I love weight lifting, not the pain afterward part, but the rush that I get from it.

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Kewl Nitrox said...

WOW Super Ellie!