Friday, June 17, 2011

Push Ups - Gggrrrrrrrr

Who cares if this baby looks better doing a push up then me. Last night headed to the gym and after 4 miles on the elliptical I did week 5 day 2 of the push up challenge. This week they had me do 185 push ups with 45 second break in between broken up into 7 sets.

Set 1 - 18 - knocked it out thought that was easy
Set  2- 18 - not so bad
Set 3 - 22 - really
Set 4 - 19 - oh 19 thank you for arriving before 20
Set 5 - 19 - arms starting to shake, lots of stretching afterwards
Set 6 - 22 - hmmmm hurting by number 15, sweating
Set 7 - 45 - WTF 45, paused at 20, paused at 35 and slowly completed the last 10 with lots of deep breathing and then crashed on the mat! Celebrated in my head....did I just do that. Did I just complete 45 at once.

I finished off the workout with some of my favorite ab work. It felt great to get a really good workout in! I left the gym feeling stronger then ever. I am actually getting excited to start this challenge over with real push ups instead of assisted.

I am beyond excited that it is Friday! We have a great weekend planned celebrating our 7th anniversary a little early - its on the 24th of June.  Not sure how much exercises I am going to get in but that is ok.

Any big plans for the weekend? Will you be celebrating Father's day with your Dad or other family members.

4 comments:

  1. HUGE high five for 45 push ups. NICE.

    My dad lives 8 hours away, so I will be calling him on Sunday. Actually, I should call him today, too.

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  2. WOW that's a lot of pushup! Your arms have got to be getting KILLER! Happy early Anniversary!

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  3. Um, AWESOME! I'm the same way on my max-out set. I have to talk myself into making the last few...so tough!

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  4. Good job on the push ups. I made an attempt to follow the program a while ago with the real ones but it wasn't a success. I think it's a great idea to do it first with the assisted ones and after that start over with the real ones.

    I already had the plan to do the program again once my elbow is healed and I'm going to follow your strategy then.

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