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Can you believe we are to Week 3 of the push-up challenge? Only 18 more days until we put all of our hard work (and biceps!) to the test to see if we have met or exceeded our goals!
I tested myself this morning and was able to do 11 real push-ups – same as last week. I was actually happy with that considering I that I was sick and didn’t get to CrossFit once last week. My goal is to get up to 13 by the end of this week. Wish me luck!
This week’s workouts incorporate plenty of planks, real (yes, REAL) push-ups and burpees. I know that most athletes hate burpees but I actually kind of like them. They are a great movement to incorporate both strength and cardio – push-ups with a jump in-between, heck yes! So, if you are not a fan of burpees, just go with it for this week, please? I promise that there will be NO burpees in next week’s workouts :)
Workout #1 – Lots of planks here so both your arms and abs should get a good burn on Monday. Check out last week’s workouts for an explanation of a “clap” push-up.
Workout #2 – Burpees + Real Push-Ups! Let me know how your arms feel after this, they should be shaky by the end. This is a good thing, it means you’re building strength :)
AND Workout #3 – Planks + Real Push-Ups! I wanted to throw some real (non-knee/non-girly) push-ups into the mix this week to get our bodies use to performing the full movement of a push-up. Feel free to take breaks during the push-ups sections – I know I will be!
How is the challenge going for you? Are you making a lot of progress with your push-ups?