A push up a day…

So I have this goal to be able to do 50 push ups in a row. Right now I can eek out 10…sort of. I mean I can do a bunch from my knees but I want to be able to do the “regular” kind. Until I got into strength training my only concern for my upper body was “please no flabby arms or back fat in strapless dresses.” Once I got into the whole lifting weights thing it’s been my goal to be stronger, and to master the art of the push up. We did a lot in my circuit class and at one point I get could through a set of man makers (those are worthy of a whole post to themselves) doing the push ups. Obviously we aren’t that strong anymore, but I’d like to get back there. So I found this work out on Popsugar and thought I’d give it a go. Here is the breakdown

DAY OF MONTH EXERCISE TOTAL PUSH-UPS
Day 1 1 rep of each 5
Day 2 1 rep of each, repeat 2x 10
Day 3 Rest 0
Day 4 2 reps of each 10
Day 5 1 rep of each, repeat 3x 15
Day 6 Rest 0
Day 7 2 reps of each, repeat 2x 20
Day 8 3 reps of each 15
Day 9 Rest 0
Day 10 2 reps of each, repeat 3x 30
Day 11 4 reps of each 20
Day 12 Rest 0
Day 13 3 reps of each, repeat 2x 30
Day 14 4 reps of each 20
Day 15 Rest 0
Day 16 5 reps of each 25
Day 17 6 reps of each 30
Day 18 Rest 0
Day 19 4 reps of each, repeat 2x 40
Day 20 6 reps of each 30
Day 21 Rest 0
Day 22 7 reps of each 35
Day 23 8 reps of each 40
Day 24 Rest 0
Day 25 8 reps of each 40
Day 26 9 reps of each 45
Day 27 Rest 0
Day 28 9 reps of each 45
Day 29 5 reps of each, repeat 2x 50
Day 30 10 reps of each 50

Click on the link to see the different kinds of pushups in the workout. My only concern is, when do I start this? We leave for Europe in 12 days (!!!) and I can try to kid myself that I will do it while on vacation but realistically I know that won’t happen. So I suppose day 1 will be the day we get back. Until then I will just keep doing what I’m doing and hope that makes this 30 days of push ups breeze by. 

Have you ever done one of these 30 day challenges? Did it help you accomplish push ups/ squats/ planking? I’m really hoping I’m not disappointed at the end but if I am I’m pretty sure I’ll have no one to blame but myself. 

Keep it real, 

-M

2 thoughts on “A push up a day…

  1. Pingback: Man Makers | Pretty Little Life

  2. Oh man, good luck! I do not think I can do a single REAL push-up. I’d love to eventually but I am a total wimp right now. I’ve never done a 30 day challenge before but I am doing this thing called the Summer Shred right now which is very strength training centric and it’s been so good for me as I’ve been doing strength training about 4-5 times a week which is more than i’ve EVER done it and I am enjoying it!

    And EEKS – 12 DAYS UNTIL EUROPE!!!

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