Day 2 was 14, 16, 12, 12, 17 was pretty harsh on me, but a challenge no less.
Day 3 was pretty brutal on me, especially counting on the fact that well… I had a brutal day at work. It was 16, 17, 14, 14, 20. By the max out at 20, my arms felt like jelly… I was finished. I plan to take a max out test today and test my progress until I can’t push anymore. It will feel rewarding to have 1 day’s worth of rest before Week 3 is in full swing.
Set: 14, 14, 10, 10, max of 15
I have simply decided to do the Level 3 sets from this point forward. I have felt massive improvements over my form from Week 1. The posture and form are far better now than ever in my life. I hope to push the bar further and progress even harder!
I took on the Level 3 set (11, 15, 9, 9, min 13) and it was a killer. My arms and chest are officially dead and exhausted out. I also feel ready for the weekend as it will be a nice 2 day reprieve until I begin again Monday with the Week 2 set.
I decided to up the ante a bit, because my Day 1 Max was 8 when the minimal was 5. So today, I took the Level 3 workout of 10, 12, 8, 8, and maxed out at 12 (12, being the minimal for a max-out). The initial10 and 12 weren’t too bad… but by the sets of 8 and the max-out, that was brutal. I could feel muscle fiber getting exhausted which is good! Hopefully day 3 won’t be bad and with a weekend to relax a bit, it should be good.
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 how much walking I do… It makes me wonder what’s the quantitative distance that I walk. All I can say is that my legs seriously burn around the calves and hamstrings. The burn rate is RIDICULOUS! Well… It’s sorta like my ex boss said… “You are going to be buff, so there’s no issue…” I gotta do some research on that!
The humidity was once again bugging me that I couldn’t take it. I tried everything and still failed to hit the hay… so I decided to try to do a round of squats and lunges in hopes of stimulating quad growth. My family had some 10 lbs dumbbells so I used those to stack more resistance than just using my own weight and gravity. Ended up just doing a set of 12 squats, 12 forward lunges (that’s per side), and then 12 reverse lunges (per side). I am pretty exhausted so whenever my dopamine response says I think you need sleep, that’ll be when I hit the hay.
I worked my quads pretty hard last night, so I expect them to be pretty sore by tonight. Tonight, I have another punishment game lined up for tonight, this time… I am moving the target zone up. It’ll be an ab crunch cycle until I just plain can’t do any more. Right now I can’t go to the gym from watching the mileage on my car… so gravity or manual work outs are my best bet until I get my car done.