Sunday, July 6, 2008

One hundred pushups

I know I haven't been complementing my running with cross training as much as I should. In particular, I've been wanting to incorporate some strength training since I'm the poster boy for scrawny. Losing weight certainly isn't one of the reasons I run.

I stumbled across this site while reading a blog. I have been doing some push ups recently and this looks like a challenging (to be honest, excessively challenging) way to progress.

It's a six week program with three workouts per week. In each workout you do several sets of push ups with the last set being as many as you can manage. An initial test determines which of the three programs to follow. I can do 30 push ups so that puts me in the hardest program.

For Week 1/Day 1, you do 10 push ups, then 10, 8, 6 and then as many as you can (minimum 7) with 60 second breaks between the sets. I managed to do 26 as the final set.

So, it looks like I have a new goal and we'll see where this takes me.


  1. Good luck with your 100 push up challange.

    I too am doing it and spookily we are similarly matched.
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    Best wishes
    Bristol, UK

  2. Hi Dickie,

    lol. Exactly the same results so far!

    Enjoy week 1 of the challenge. Things get tougher pretty quickly.