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  • jowo2000jowo2000 Posts: 83Member Member Posts: 83Member Member
    I just did the exhaustion test, and I squeezed out 21! Can you believe it!? I can't lol. I TRIPLED the number of pushups I can do in 2 weeks. I feel beastly.

    I also am in fear because that puts me in column 2 of week 3, and it's looking pretty intimidating... Keep me on it, okay guys?

    Looking forward to seeing how much improvement you've made in two weeks too!
  • jowo2000jowo2000 Posts: 83Member Member Posts: 83Member Member
    100 Pushup Challenge Week 3 Day 1:

    12, 17, 13, 13, 17, total of 72!

    This was SO HARD. But I got through it. The last set was torture, I don't know how I finished it. I ended up taking a longer break than the suggested 60 seconds because there was no way. Hopefully I can stay with this week, but I might have to repeat this day if the next day is too insane.

    Wish me luck!

    Also, join the challenge, so you can cheer me on and I can cheer you on lol!

    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/group/133584-pushup-challenge-ladies
  • jowo2000jowo2000 Posts: 83Member Member Posts: 83Member Member
    100 Pushup challenge Week 3 day 2:

    14, 19, 14, 14, 20 (did an extra one at the end!) (90 second breaks, on toes) total of 81 DONE!

    I was intimidated by this day, but somehow, it wasn't as bad as I thought. I was able to do them a little later in the day than normal after getting good sleep, so I think that made a big difference. Feeling strong, and ready for day 3!

    How's everyone else feeling? I hope you're feeling great about yourself and strong, you deserve it if you're sticking with it. I certainly do!

    And I'll keep saying this, JOIN US! This challenge is amazing, you'll see results, and there's a strong community that will support you.
  • felicianadine3felicianadine3 Posts: 35Member Member Posts: 35Member Member
    I feel like I'm a little late to the party, but I'd love to join! My initial test is... disappointing. It's been a long time since I've done any strength training and it shows with my initial test. I only completed one push-up with good form. :/ (Though, if I'm being honest, push ups have never been a strong point of mine.) I think I'll have to start with modified push ups, but hey, gotta start somewhere, right? I'm excited (and nervous) but here we go! :smiley:
  • jowo2000jowo2000 Posts: 83Member Member Posts: 83Member Member
    I feel like I'm a little late to the party, but I'd love to join! My initial test is... disappointing. It's been a long time since I've done any strength training and it shows with my initial test. I only completed one push-up with good form. :/ (Though, if I'm being honest, push ups have never been a strong point of mine.) I think I'll have to start with modified push ups, but hey, gotta start somewhere, right? I'm excited (and nervous) but here we go! :smiley:

    You got this!!!
  • designerdiscountsdesignerdiscounts Posts: 234Member Member Posts: 234Member Member
    Ok, I'm ready to try this out. I've had persistent tennis elbow for about a month so we'll see if this makes it worse or difficult. Starting out, I'm ranked at level 1, can't even do 3 "real" pushups. Guess there's nowhere to go but up, right?

    @felicianadine3 Looks like we're in the same boat! I'm looking forward to getting a stronger upper body.
  • KuchinessKuchiness Posts: 31Member Member Posts: 31Member Member

    Are these knee pushups? I'd love to join but all I can manage so far is a few knee pushups
  • designerdiscountsdesignerdiscounts Posts: 234Member Member Posts: 234Member Member
    @Kuchiness you can do which ever type of push-up works for you.

    Question: Am I supposed to be able to lay all the way back down between each push up and then push myself all the way back up from laying on the ground? Because if so, I'm going to have to go to my knees...
  • jowo2000jowo2000 Posts: 83Member Member Posts: 83Member Member
    Kuchiness wrote: »
    Are these knee pushups? I'd love to join but all I can manage so far is a few knee pushups

    Kuchiness- you can do whatever kind of pushup you want! Knees are totally fine, you'll probably be strong enough to do them on your toes in a few weeks, so you can start over then, or just keep going on your knees. Totally up to you!
    @Kuchiness you can do which ever type of push-up works for you.

    Question: Am I supposed to be able to lay all the way back down between each push up and then push myself all the way back up from laying on the ground? Because if so, I'm going to have to go to my knees...

    I don't know if this is helpful, but I go down so basically my nose almost touches the floor, and back up.
  • jowo2000jowo2000 Posts: 83Member Member Posts: 83Member Member
    100 Pushup Challenge Week 3 Day 3:

    16, 21, 15, 15, 21 (120 second breaks, on toes) total of 88 DONE!

    Oof, that one was hard. The last set had me shaking. But I think the longer break time was helpful, I did somehow make it to the end. I'm looking at the next week, and it's looking pretty scary... especially with the shorter break on day 1. We'll see how it goes, if it's too much, I may repeat this day a few times...

    If you're doing this, hope you all are enjoying this dreadful challenge! If not, join up! Here's the link to the group, it's an open group.

    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/group/133584-pushup-challenge-ladies

  • AntiopelleAntiopelle Posts: 63Member Member Posts: 63Member Member
    Way to go jowo2000 !
    edited August 16
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