For all those who are regular subscribers to Zero’s blog, he’s recently posted a new entry. He intends to perform the seemingly impossible One Hundred Push-Ups within six weeks. For the keen eyed, he’s also issued the challenge to me. I’m not one to post for the world all about my private life, but for the purposes of physical health, I accept the challenge. My initial test is embarrassing but honesty is paramount. My count is 2. I’m not over weight nor am i as scrawny as i make myself out to be, but I do feel as though a back story is necessary. Continue reading The Orphan: The Road to Fitness, No Longer Traveled Alone – One Hundred Push-Ups
So I did the Level 2 rank session of 6, 6, 4, 4, and maxed out at 8.
It was pretty killer just pushing for good form and technique, but it’s a sign that the road only gets harder from here.
Fitness is something that I have been slacking on due to various circumstances… I was reading this Lifehacker post on Friday and I stumbled on to a post about One Hundred Push-Ups. The challenge has inspired me, because push-ups are one of my weakest exercises. Of course, this correlates to me being pathetic on things like bench presses when I was weight training. I did the initial fitness test and sadly belted out a pathetic 8 push-ups before my body screamed in agony. I intend to take it on and watch my improvements come in the next 6 weeks. It’s gonna be a long road, but I am gonna be stoked at the improvements when they come in time.
Meanwhile… I invite my fellow editor The Orphan to take on the challenge with me! Expect me to be updating my blog with progress notes of brutal honesty. Tomorrow’s a big day for me…
With the Dallas humidity, it’s damn near driven me insane that I can’t sleep without tossing and turning. I got so bothered by the heat that even an icy cold shower didn’t do the trick. My last shot was to exhaust myself to doing squats on the pure force of gravity on myself and my own body weight. I have managed to do quite a number of them so I am rather tired… Hopefully this will spur the needed stimuli for me to break out of my plateau.
Squatting to Failure (Punishment Game) – Gravity Squat – 12 reps/set – 10 sets
2am and my quadriceps are basically begging for death… I can finally sleep now.