Push Up Perfection!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Quote of the day: "Energy and persistence conquer all things." - Benjamin Franklin

Article of the day: Since Eric and I are leaving for a weekend trip today, I have been thinking about what I am going to eat while we're gone. I can't exactly take my egg beaters with me. So when I came across this article, I thought it was perfect! 20 Best Restaurant Foods in America

Push ups are as old as exercise itself. Think about it, people have been doing push-ups since the beginning of time. They are literally the perfect total body toner. They strengthen your shoulders, triceps, chest and glutes while strengthening your entire core all at one time! Working all of these muscles at once burns mega calories and can even help give the girls a little lift. The other great thing about push-ups is that there is absolutely no equipment required. You can do push ups anywhere, anytime.  This sound almost too good to be true! Yet every time I tell my class to get down on the floor and get ready to “push,” I brace myself for the groans that are certain to follow!!

Have you ever heard of the 100 push up challenge? It is a website that promises if you follow their training program you will be able to do 100 consecutive push ups by the end of 6 weeks! I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a challenge I just can’t turn down!! There is an initial test you complete to see which program you should follow. They have a beginner, intermediate and advanced program. The beginner program starts you out with sets of 2-3 push ups, so really anyone could do this workout. According to the website, you will only need to dedicate around 30 minutes a week to achieve this goal. Come on, who doesn’t have 30 minutes a week to dedicate to improving their fitness and hopefully getting Madonna arms (well at least Madonnaish arms).

Check it out: One Hundred PushUps

I have decided to take the challenge, and will start my program on Monday. I wanted to tell everyone about this today so 1) I couldn’t chicken out and 2) you have time to think about joining me over the weekend!

So who’s in? Who knows, maybe next we can take the 25 pull ups challenge. It is my lifelong goal to do 5 pull ups in a row unassisted. If I did 25, I would just die from excitement! I hope you will join me on this quest to show all women push ups aren’t just for boys anymore!

Yours truly,

Lauren G.

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4 Responses to “Push Up Perfection!”

  1. You know, looking through the article of the 20 best foods, the sodium content was WAY higher than I thought it would be! This article opened my eyes, thanks Lauren!!

  2. Is there really a 25 pull up challenge?? Count me in for the 100 push up challenge!

  3. Becky: I know isn't it crazy!! It makes me super nervous about eating out!!

    Joe: Yeah there really is! We can tackle that one next! 100 push ups challenge starts on Monday! Get excited!

  4. I really liked the best foods article! I was pleasantly suprised by alot of them. Becky is right about the sodium though.
    and 100 pushups?? are you crazy?! lets do it!


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