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Ladies wanna get better at pushups?

jowo2000jowo2000 Posts: 102Member Member Posts: 102Member Member
Hello!

So I'm totally new here, and I wanted to find people to keep me honest with a challenge I failed many times. It's https://hundredpushups.com/. The first time I did it was great. I went from 1-2 pushups to around 50 pushups. Then, I quit. I tried it a few more times, but never made it all the way. I'm determined to finish this this time, and was hoping to find a community of women to tackle this with.

If you've never done this, it's just 10 mins or so 3 days a week, but it's tough. It becomes a mental challenge as well as a physical challenge.

But it's also really rewarding. I remember when I beat my boyfriend (at the time) at a pushup challenge, and I felt so bad *kitten*!

I noticed there have been groups for this in the past, but no current ones. If I started a group, would anyone join? I'd love to have buddies for this!
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  • jowo2000jowo2000 Posts: 102Member Member Posts: 102Member Member
    Okay, I'm just gonna get stronger myself lol!

    I'm doing column 2, today I did 6, 6, 4, 4, 7 pushups.

    Anyone else interested in joining? I'll keep posting here but I'd love some accountability buddies!
  • nts514nts514 Posts: 36Member Member Posts: 36Member Member
    I have such bad upper body strength. Im in!
  • jowo2000jowo2000 Posts: 102Member Member Posts: 102Member Member
    Yessss! Let's do this!
    Have you done the initial test yet? How did it go?

    I'm so sore today from yesterday lol!
  • jowo2000jowo2000 Posts: 102Member Member Posts: 102Member Member
    I made a group for the challenge, so join that if you like! I think this will be very motivating!

    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/group/133584-pushup-challenge-ladies
  • jowo2000jowo2000 Posts: 102Member Member Posts: 102Member Member
    Week 1, day 2 of the 100 pushup challenge done! I did 5 sets, 6, 8, 6, 6, 8.

    Was still a little sore from day 1, but got through it no problem. Already starting to feel stronger!

    You should join in on this challenge! Let's keep each other motivated! Join the group if you're interested.

    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/group/133584-pushup-challenge-ladies
  • Becrose09Becrose09 Posts: 5Member Member Posts: 5Member Member
    I’d love to try this my upper body strength is terrible also want to tone up everything I’ll give a go 😁
  • jowo2000jowo2000 Posts: 102Member Member Posts: 102Member Member
    Yay! So happy to have you on board! I'll send you an invite to the group. :)
  • truesurvivor101truesurvivor101 Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
    I don't see the challenge itself. Is it to do 100 pushups?
  • jowo2000jowo2000 Posts: 102Member Member Posts: 102Member Member
    I don't see the challenge itself. Is it to do 100 pushups?

    It's following this website https://hundredpushups.com/.

    There's a group to help motivate each other with the challenge. It's open so you should join!

    Here's the group:
    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/group/133584-pushup-challenge-ladies
  • kmfeig87kmfeig87 Posts: 731Member Member Posts: 731Member Member
    I'm joining your group! I've been doing it with a friend, I'll see if she will join too! I started this in February with a group. I was doing modified pushups at the time. Now I can do them on the floor, but I'm still working to get stronger!
  • jowo2000jowo2000 Posts: 102Member Member Posts: 102Member Member
    The group is growing! I'm so happy! I'm a little obsessed with the idea of having a big group of us working together and getting better at pushups. Pushups always intimidated me until I tried this challenge once before, but not anymore. This really works! Ladies, if you're intimidated by pushups, don't be! Join us, and I promise if you stick with the program, you'll get way better at them and be doing them on your toes and ripping through them!


    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/group/133584-pushup-challenge-ladies
  • jowo2000jowo2000 Posts: 102Member Member Posts: 102Member Member
    Week 1, Day 3! It's so early in the morning, but I did them!

    8, 10, 7, 7, 10

    The last set was super hard. Way harder than the previous days, but it's probably because I didn't sleep enough. Anyway, on to week 2 next week. I'm looking forward to taking two days off lol. But I'm pumped for next week!

    You should join the group if you're interested in getting better at pushups. This program really works!
    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/group/133584-pushup-challenge-ladies
  • jowo2000jowo2000 Posts: 102Member Member Posts: 102Member Member
    Still sore, but I love the feeling because it means I’m getting stronger!
  • jowo2000jowo2000 Posts: 102Member Member Posts: 102Member Member
    100 pushup challenge, week 2 day 1 here we go!

    Did sets of 9, 11, 8, 8, 11 with 60 second breaks between each.

    It was hard. The breaks never feel like they're enough , but I powered through anyway. Proud of myself for keeping with it!

    It's never too late, you can start today. If you're reading this, you should join this open group. No pressure to finish, but I guarantee you'll feel stronger and more confident after just a few weeks!

    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/group/133584-pushup-challenge-ladies
    edited August 5
  • jowo2000jowo2000 Posts: 102Member Member Posts: 102Member Member
    Guys, a week ago, I could do 8 pushups max. Today, I did 5 sets, 9, 11, 8, 8, 11. Each set was at least my max from last week. I FEEL SO BADASS! I feel like my arms are looking a little more toned too. I can't wait to be pounding out a bunch more easily!
  • magpye76magpye76 Posts: 40Member Member Posts: 40Member Member
    I've just done the test as per the 100 pushups website.. managed 14 knee push ups before my form went bad (im actually delighted with just this!)
  • emmies_123emmies_123 Posts: 346Member Member Posts: 346Member Member
    You are inspiring me, I need to take the test and see where I am going to start.
  • jowo2000jowo2000 Posts: 102Member Member Posts: 102Member Member
    Yes! So excited to have you guys! We got this!
  • jowo2000jowo2000 Posts: 102Member Member Posts: 102Member Member
    100 pushup challenge, Week 2, Day 2, Done!

    10, 12, 9, 9, 13 (from the toes, with 90 second breaks)

    This felt like my limit. The last set really took some serious mental energy, and I don't think my form was perfect for the last couple. But I did squeeze them out, and I feel like going to my edge like that is what really makes me stronger, so it's all worth it! Hopefully I can handle day 3...
  • jowo2000jowo2000 Posts: 102Member Member Posts: 102Member Member
    100 pushup challenge Week 2 day 3:

    12, 13, 10, 10, 15 with 120sec breaks on toes, DONE! That's a total of 60!

    I wasn't sure I'd make it through this one since day 2 of this week was so hard, but I think the longer breaks really helped. I was actually fine until the last set. The last set was really hard. The last 5 really took some willpower, and I don't think they were perfect, but I made it!

    Also, I'm noticing that I'm not getting as sore between the days, even though I'm doing way more pushups than just a couple of weeks ago. I think my body is getting used to it, which feels good.

    Doing the exhaustion test either tomorrow or Sunday, let's see how I do!
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