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On my fifth day, I find that they are getting harder to do, not easier. I think that is the necessary stress. My first set of 15 is difficult, second set of 15 easier, and the remaining sets of ten become more challenging. I am only up to 80/day, will get to 100 on Monday. My sets are spread out over hours.
If over age 20, I wonder whether it might make more sense to put in a day of push-up rest every few days for recovery. My goal of course is 100/day, but more specifically 50 in a row. I don't need to do 100 in a row.
I do sets of 25. 100 a day at a minimum. On occasions I can make 300 a day. It has made a positive change in my fitness and outlook.
Just do them whenever a few minutes are available. It almost becomes a game with yourself to squeeze in another set. I'm 60 by the way.
Take Care, God Bless,
Capt. John A. Snyder
i've been doing 100 a day for four days now. no discomfort in chest, arms or back, but lower abs kill. sets are 30, or 25, or 20, spread throughout the day. i'm 74, so i'm pleased to be getting through it. hell, i''m pleased to be breathing.
I've been doing this for 6/7 years now I should have stated. Heard abut this self challenge a long way back and thought... I could do that.
Capt. John A. Snyder
1st day I did 10 x 10, easy; 2nd day 11 X 11. Since then they have been getting more difficult. I only got up to 78 today, but I did them within an hour of getting up--the others were done in the afternoon. I find I have a greater reserve of strength in the afternoon.
I've done 100 each day. It hasn't felt easier but I am completing them in less time. Today I did: 30, 20, 20, 15, 15. I am quite sore though that is easing. And I am 60 also. I've really enjoyed it so far, particularly figuring out how to get them done. Took about 45 minutes today.
Me too at the age of 60. Thanks to this post I'm back on my irregular regimen of sporadic exercise. 20 to 30 pushups at a time. I'm at 50 today, but the whiskey is calling... Oh well, tomorrow is another day.
I did 100 a day in first 20 count sets, then 25 count sets for 4 days. I take Friday off for everything that's "good" for me though. These are girl pushups, but I feel stronger and more chiseled in spite of the middle aged chubbiness (I'm 54).
Continuing on today, but may give myself another off day on these per week.
Recovery days are never out of line.
I definitely appreciate you suggesting the challenge. And if you like influencing others, when I took it to my gym class my instructor was also inspired.
In to my 4th day. 100 per day, 10 at a time, 10 times. First 2 days were good. Third day stiff and sore and difficult to get them done, but I did. Today, 4th day, still stiff and sore upper body arms and gut. Have to work through that. I am expecting it to get easier as the days go by.
from BD - Also, our calis class this morning wanted 250 total. Insane. Well, I have to modify everything in that class. I think I did 60 regulars during the class and maybe another 30 girl ones. He doesnt care - just pushes everything.