Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Push Ups Anyone?

I was reading the post 100 Push Ups over at Lady's Sparring Night's blog. She refers to a website One Hundred Push Ups that provides a program to achieve 100 push ups in six weeks. I decided to give it a try. I am not very good at push ups. I am hoping to change that!

Push Ups anyone?


Martial Arts Mom said...

Ah, so you're on a quest for push-ups. I'm on a quest for balance (in more ways than one!) What's next??? : )

Perpetual Beginner said...

Interesting. For me, number of pushups has never been an issue, but range of motion has. I have a lot of trouble going down to nose-hovering-above-ground position, not because of muscle strength, but because my elbow pops and hurts. I wonder if working up more systematically from the modified pushups (where my elbow doesn't pop), might help that out?

Meg said...

Okay, I'm game. I know that for my second Dan test, I WILL have to do pushups...maybe not 100, but if I can easily knock out the 36-40 I'm expected to do, I'll be pleased.
I wonder if the pushups are the "guy" variety or the "girl" variety?

Michele said...

Thanks for your comments!

The push ups are tough. I am on the third session. I injured my shoulders a long time ago while attempting (and failing) to learn how to high jump in high school. My shoulders dislocate easily and push ups have always been uncomfortable. I am just going to do my best.

BobSpar said...

Ah, push-ups. We have to do them for our black belt test. As a 52-year-old, I have to do 50 consecutive pushups; men below 50 have to do 75.

Thanks for writing about the 100 push-up program, once my shoulder is healed, I will give it a try. Reading it, it makes sense.