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Monday, April 12, 2010

Training and Racing

I just ran across a great site with tons of info from training schedules, stretching, speed workouts and staying motivated... I will be going through these in the next few days... Training and Racing

Foam Roller Exercises

Having pains in my shins and achilles, I was told I should try a foam roller... I had no idea how to use it or what it looked like, but I found this pdf that explains. It has a bunch of exercises and examples... Foam Roller.pdf

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

100 Push Ups Challenge




If you can't do push ups... you need to try this challenge! I am totally amazed by it! This program is supposed to train you to do 100 consecutive push ups in six weeks. Four weeks ago I decided to give it a try.

Day one, you see how many push ups you can do to see where to start in the program.
I maxed out at 24 push ups before I just couldn't move anymore. I started in week 2 of the program. Three days a week I stuck with it, gradually adding more and more each day. With one more week to go, today was my week 5 exhaustion test to see how I have progressed. I was able to do 76 before collapsing to the ground... I got back up and made it to 91 before falling again... I gave it one last push and made it to 100! I know that probably doesn't count for "consecutive"... but in 4 weeks time, that is just awesome!

Other challenges are the 200 Sit Ups (I'm on week 4), 200 squats and 25 pullups. I'll give these a try next...

Check out the website at hundredpushups.com