Monday, March 15, 2010

100 Push Up Challenge ...


Yesterday I posted about putting together a team in which we would all attempt the 6-week 100 Push Up Challenge.  What is the 100 Push Up Challenge you ask?

Well, the Reader's Digest description is that you will do sets of push ups for a 6 week period (3
X/week) and then at the end you will try a one set max to see if you can do 100! This should take only about 20-25 minutes a week to complete.  So, if you look to your left <--------- you will see a list of people that are going to be doing the challenge.  We will be starting on Monday, March 22nd, so if you want to be part of the team let me know in the comments - ALL ARE WELCOMED!!!.  So far we have 10 people stepping up to the challenge (Go Team!).

Here is how it will work:
1. Leave a comment or send me an email (jeffirvin@gmail.com) that you would like to join.
2. Some time this week do the Initial Fit Test and report back to me your results.
3. On 3/22 begin the program and at the end of each week we will all comment on our results.
4. After you complete the 100 Push Up challenge walk/strut around with flexed arms and expanded chest and brag to your friends and co-workers about what a badass you are!

FAQ's:
- Q:  I cannot do regular push ups but still want to play!  Can I do a modified push up?  A: Absolutely! You can do the modified "knee" push ups.  Annie did it this way!
- Q: I did the fit test and did about 30 reps - the program recommends me starting on week 3 - should I do this?  A: I did 41 reps and should be starting on week 3.  I am just going to do week 3 for 3 straight weeks and then pick up with everyone else until the end.  If you want to start on week 3 then go for it and you can inspire the rest of us to get to 100!
- Q: I am a very busy person and not sure if I can make time - what do you recommend? A: I recommend you HTFU and 3 times a week just hit the snooze button one less time. (no one asked that ...hehe, I just like being dramatic)

 Now that the criteria is established the next thing to do is commit.  Drop a comment and I will add you to the team!

Have a great week everyone!

Jeff

19 comments:

  1. 148? Dang, I am more like the 200 when you started!! (of course I am 6'6",NOT)
    OK, I am dropping right now to see what I can do.... hold on.... 20.
    Now is there an age handicap? Surely you should take 2 off for every year of age over 35...

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  2. I'm in, no problem adding more studness to my frame.

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  3. Bob - there is a chart based on age for the program. Modify as needed - 20 is pretty good.

    Diesel - Welcome aboard! The studness level has just reached a new high!

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  4. I've gotten to level 3 a few times but never past that. I'm in for another try. Start me at zero though (I have to show some progress!)

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  5. Jeff... I cranked out 62 very strict push-ups. Maybe I will work your plan by starting at level 3 and stay there until the group catches up. Btw, it truly might take more than 6 weeks to do 100!

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  6. Boomer - you have just set the bar very high my friend!!!

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  7. Oh, btw, I love FAQ #3... but don't hold back, tell us what you really think.

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  8. I'm in! I suck at pushups, but I need a challenge!

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  9. Boomer you are an animal! Jeff, I would love to do it but I am still tailoring my workouts for my marathon April 25th. Good luck to everyone and I would love to see people hitting that 100 mark!!!

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  10. Aww... I did this challenge back when I first started working out and I got up to 49 knee-push ups.

    Now, I'm up to 23 regular toe push ups. This program really helps a ton as far as building your strength.

    They have a free online tracking site too...

    Good luck and can't wait to see your progress.

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  11. Okay, I will attempt it:) I can do thirtyfive right now...it might take some work! I will try it:)

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  12. Hey Jeff, I wanna do this can you add me to your list?

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  13. I did the test, I can do 7 :-(

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  14. ok i am in. thanks for doing this as its just the motivation that I need.

    I was able to do 20, and it hurt a LOT more than it should have...

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  15. I did the initial test...I could only do 12...:(

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  16. Jeff: Mark me down for 52. I tried to keep up with Boomer's, but fell short.

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  17. Have fun with that challenge!

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  18. I'm in ... I've been trying this for a while now. It's no joke. I was able to do 30 just now. I'm sore from a chest workout yesterday.

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  19. Stooopid gear is so freakin expensive. You HAVE to find the deals or you'd go broke. AND you MUST have no shorts, many, many pairs each season.

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