What a day

26 July, 2008

First the Bombers nailed Collingwood at the G

Note to Col – now that’s a photo of Dale Thomas I don’t mind seeing in the papers.

Then the Wallabies nailed the All Blacks in Sydney.

C’mon Cadel, make it 3 from 3.


100 Pushup Challenge – Progress Report

20 July, 2008

Here’s where I’m up to with the 100 Pushup Challenge after Week 3, Session 1.

Click on the graph to get a clearer view.

My best maximum so far is 66.

The part of the program that I’ve completed to date is on the left hand side, under the red line. The bars represent the various sets I’ve done on each of those days, with the dark blue representing my maximum on each day. The red line shows just the maximum and uses the right hand scale.

The bars on the right hand side of the graph represent the program ahead of me for the next few weeks. Week 6 is a bit scary, huh?

If you’re doing the 100 Pushup Challenge and want a copy of the spreadsheet to track your progress, leave a comment and I’ll email you one.

Current Status – 100 Pushup Challenge

16 July, 2008

At the end of the second week of the program, my maximum has increased to 66.

I tried to post a graph showing my progress, but it died.

One Hundred Push Up Challenge

6 July, 2008

One of my fitness goals this year is to achieve 100 push ups.

I do quite a few push up routines at my twice-weekly personal training sessions, but apart from the general improvement to strength and endurance you’d expect to get from those exercises, I haven’t been doing anything specific to build up my numbers.

Until now.

Last week I came across the excellent Hundred Push Ups Training Program and thought, ‘Why not?’

And of course, as soon as Wakes got a sniff of the words ‘fitness’ and ‘challenge’, she was in too.

Both of us did 50 in our initial test on Wednesday. I’ll keep you posted on our progress.

The site tailors for all levels of fitness – so even if you can do less than 10 pushups at the moment, there is a program to help you build this up over a period of weeks.

Let me know if you decide to take up the challenge.