The Challenge: One Hundred Pushups

On Sunday I accepted a challenge from a friend: To see if we can get to 100 pushups. What is it? Check out the One Hundred Pushups website.

Since I’m in fairly good health and exercise regularly, and just had a physical where my doctor told me I’m in good health, on Sunday evening I tested myself to see how many I could manage. I did 20 pushups in fairly short order. I probably could have done more, as I wasn’t completely dead at the end of the set, but I decided 20 was my limit for that day.†

Given my age and 20 pushups, I am Rank 3 on the test. So I rested yesterday, which is to say, no pushups, although I did practice Aikido at my dojo last night. This morning, I began on week 1. I completed the first day, doing sets of 10, 12, 7, 7, and 10 pushups. Now that my arms feel like jelly, I’m off to the shower.

Do you want to take the challenge? Let me know and we can do it together!

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