Hello, Skimblers! What about a Push-up Challenge? The idea is to do push-ups daily increasing reps every WEEK, that's right every week and not every day.
Starting June 1st
Or whenever you feel like doing it :)
WEEK 1 ~ 10 PUSH-UPS
WEEK 2 ~ 15 PUSH-UPS
WEEK 3 ~ 20 PUSH-UPS
WEEK 4 ~ 25 PUSH-UPS
Last two days we'll do as many push-ups as we can afford IN A ROW twice, for example once in the morning and then again in the afternoon.
NO REST DAYS are allowed! Every day is a Push-up day!
Here's the workout I created, only 5 sec long, just to keep track of the challenge:
This challenge is supposed to be an easy one: you can split the push-ups through the day, through your other workouts, you can do some or all of them kneeling. The most important thing is YOU DO THEM EVERY DAY!
Big guys may laugh at me because some are making fit a whole month of challenge in just a few days in the gym, but hey!!!!!
Everyone has started somewhere :)
Hey guys, I wasn't expecting so many of you to join in and I'm so happy about it!!
As I have already said the thing we're aiming at is doing push-ups everyday for the month of June. No rest days, but yes to all kinds of variations!
If you're a beginner you may want to do them kneeling or switch to kneeling when you need it.
If you're a more advanced participant, in order to not get bored, you are free to do whatever you want.
Well, I'm sure most of you already know plenty of different ways to perform a push-up, but I guess a good host should make a post like this.
Push-ups are great on arms, chest and core.
To intensify the work on arms there are the tricep or Chaturanga push-ups.
Wider grip to hit chest more.
You could also lift a leg or get both your feet elevated.
Spiderman push-ups are an option too! (Raise one knee toward the elbow of the same side as you rise.)
And many more...
There's really a lot we could do, but even if you're already quite good at push-ups don't feel bound to do something different.
You could also just try to do them faster or slowly, really whatever you feel like doing :)
I decided to leave the last two days number - free on purpose. I'm expecting most of us to be able to increase their number of push-ups in a row at the end of this challenge ^^
Can't wait to get started!!
I'm in too :) Goal will be 20 normal pushups with good form. I can do 20 now, but they're not great. Are angled pushups okay too? Like using a bed/stairs etc.?
Im in. Even im a certified beginner and first time to work out after having my 9month old third baby thru cs. I think im feeling better now. I'll just be cautious with my limits. My goal is to have the habit...im kinda motivated.
I'm in. Great way to get out of my normal routine! Btw, do 5-way push-ups count as 1 or 5?
Ladies and gentlemen, I'm glad to announce there's only one day left before we get started! Maybe there's someone among us who'll start a bit earlier than me or other participants due to different time zones but that's perfectly Ok.
Just let me say one more time, especially to the newbies: don't overtrain.
We're supposed to do push-ups everyday, kneeling or full ones - it doesn't matter. And you may want to still do your other workouts as well. But if your muscles get exhausted it does matter. You shouldn't let it happen! Everyone has his/her own limits, learn to listen to your body.
Think of this challenge as of a marathon rather than a race.
Do a number of push-ups you're comfortable with, not the number that makes you beg for mercy! And if you haven't completed the daily challenge with that just complete it later that day. Or do the rest of the push-ups on your knees. Simple right?
Overdoing it every day is a bad idea. It won't make you see results faster.
The strategy that includes hitting the max reps you're capable of is another one and it includes rest days as well because muscles need to recover from that effort.
We'll be hitting harder the last two days, until then...
Please, be wise and be safe.
I'm in! I've been working on my pushups lately!