Increase your upper body strength
Hey Guys and Gals, it’s time to take on a pushup challenge. If you’ve looked for fitness on Youtube, then you have probably tripped over someone who has done a push up challenge. Well, it’s my turn and I want to share my experience and results with you. Let’s knock this out.
In the earlier part of the year when I shot this, people traditionally come up with all kinds of fitness resolutions to help them get started or get back into shape and living a fit lifestyle.
One of the simplest things to do is calisthenics, even more simply, everyone needs to work on their upper body strength including myself. Push ups. Along with a lot of folks who’ve posted videos to Youtube, I’m going to take on a push up challenge.
When you are doing a push up challenge, you need to find out where your break point is before you come up with what your goal is going to be. So in the beginning I’m going to set my level fairly low at 20 push ups 5 times a day which is 100 push ups a day. You don’t have to do them all at once. You can do them throughout the day at different times. A set of ten a set of twenty. Whatever you want to do. I’m going to try sets of 20 and see how that goes. I’ll let you know in future videos if that’s something that’s going to work for me or if I need to boost it up.
To find your break point what you do is get down and do your push ups, do as many push ups as you can until you feel like you’ve got to take a break to breathe. Now of course you should be breathing while you’re doing your push ups, but when you get to that point pounding them out and you’ve got to stop for a second. That’s your break point. How many can you do? 5? 10? Then you take that number and determine if I do this 5/6 times a day, how many can I do in a day. Make that number your goal for the day. I’m going to start with 100 per day. That’s 20, 5 times a day. There’s no reason why I can’t do that at my fitness level. Now, I may change that. It is what it is.
More to come
I will also be posting extra videos throughout the week of proper pushups. How to get started if you’ve never done a single push up. There are several ways you can get started. How to develop your push ups into different styles and working different muscles.
Let’s Do It
Come along with me and take a push up challenge. Let’s do a bunch of pushups every single day and see where we land. Hopefully increasing the number of pushups we can do in one session by the end of the 30 days. At that point maybe we’ll take on another challenge of some sort.
Get out there and get fit!