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100 is getting easier already. I had to take one day off, though, for "recovery". We did a 3-hour woodsy hill hike instead. Well, now I am doing sets of 15 instead of 10, and next week it will be sets of 20. Raise that efficiency despite the burn. One thing I notice is that the quicker you do them, the better.
Also, I do not do the push-ups on my bench press day. That would not be sensible.
Two years ago, I could hardly do 3 pushups. My shoulder pain problem didn't help (it has improved a lot with exercise), but I was weak too. OK, I do not have a muscular build but I am somewhat fit for my age and build at this point. Plenty of guys my age are fitter than me and I still suck and can't do pull ups. My goal for this 100/day challenge is to do 50 in one set with good form. I'll be satisfied with that. Or maybe I won't be.
A good part of fitness is that you can pursue it even if you have no special athletic talent and are not highly coordinated. The only sport I can play with any competence at all now is tennis, but fitness can be a sport or hobby of its own and it's good for mental, spiritual, physical, and sexual health. We all want to approach life with as much vigor as we can muster for as long as we can.
How are our readers doing with this game? The gals too. Any cheaters? Any quitters?
Watch those dips Fred, I could do dips for years until one day when my rotator cuff went and it was three years (and a surgery) before I could do a decent pushup again. Anyway, I have been doing 10 x 10 pushups and shortening the time between sets. I wasn't feeling much in my pecs until I started topping off each set with 3-5 knee (girl) pushups. So total I'm doing about 140 if you include the girlies. I'm 61, btw.
Also, the counter where your kitchen sink is. Its a nice height, and (for me) the middle of my form. I like to pop off 20-30 push-aways like this, as I cook. Not true pushups, but it works the same muscles.
I am 66. Currently on day 10. 100 per day. First few days hurt like hell but worked through them. Now, easier and easier. 10 first thing in the morning then twice times 20 then 5 x 10 pushups for the remainder. Slowly increasing to 20 per session. Great.