**Have you grabbed my Push-Up Challenge button yet for your blog? If not, head on over and get the code! (As an FYI, my code keeps getting altered by WordPress so shoot me an email if you notice your button isn’t working and I’ll fix the code!)**
Okay, my strong and determined push-up-ers, we are now in Week 2 of the Push-Up Challenge! Are you noticing a difference in your strength? Or maybe your arms are slightly more toned or your push-ups are getting easier the more you practice. I can’t wait to read your comments on how this challenge is improving your fitness levels :)
As promised, I have our 3 workouts for Week 2 for you today. I plan on completing them on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule but feel free to fit them into your fitness plans however it works best for you! I am upping the intensity of each workout as we go because they are meant to be challenging in order to increase your strength.
There are two exercises this week that I am not sure everyone is familiar with so below each workout is a brief explanation for each. As always, please comment or send me an email if you have questions about the workouts or want to share your successes!
I had a HUGE success this morning when I completed workout #3 from last week (I’m a little behind schedule!) – I did 11 real push-ups! ELEVEN!! That is an increase of FIVE push-ups from my first attempt last week. I think a lot of my push-up gain has to do with my CrossFit workouts this week. There were a lot of pull-ups involved in my WODs which work similar muscles. Yay for strength!
My overall goal is to be able to complete 15 push-ups. If my push-up performance continues to improve, I may need to increase my goal as this challenge continues!
For one rep: On your hands and feet – stomach facing up and hands and feet both facing forward – bend your elbows and lower your body until your booty just touches the floor. Keep your knees at a 45 degree angle so you have some room between the floor and your booty :)
For one rep: Set up like a normal push-up – either real or on your knees – and while pushing up, give yourself enough momentum/strength to remove your hands from the ground, clap and then lower yourself back down.
I’m giving you a short workout for Friday – some days, especially Fridays, we all need a little break :)
How are your push-ups coming along? How many “real” push-ups could you do at the end of last week?