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The Elusive 100

Published on July 9, 2012 by in Health & Fitness

Two weeks ago I finished my 3rd attempt at 100 push-ups.  This time I managed 70 non-stop.

And last week marked one year ( and my 45th year on this earth) since my very first attempt at making it to 100 push-ups.  According to the stats, I am up by 16  push-ups having done 54 this time last year.  However, unlike last year where I was completely exhausted after my attempt, I managed the 70 push-ups and with two short breaks of about 20 seconds each, made it to 108 (a mala!)) in 3 minutes.   So although the non-stop 100 remains elusive and I am yet another year older,  I know that I am so much stronger, my push form so much better,  and my arms  so much more toned then they were 365 days ago.  I am making progress and that is the real goal.

Also, my quest to 50 non-stop pull-ups, continues.    Over the last 8 weeks, in spite of a crazy travel schedule that has kept me from consistently working out, I have gone from being unable to do even one pull up to being able to complete 5!

“Slow and steady wins the race” I guess.   However at this pace I will probably need a few more lifetimes to achieve my goal…

That said, I have  managed to inspired a few friends to push and pull as well.  Which makes me happy.

I guess it is true that “misery loves company!”

For some great information on Push Ups check out this post! http://www.manvsweight.com/push-up-variations/


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  1. Liz Miller

    Nice guns!! And am inspiring story. I am in my 60th year, Kris. My goal for this year is to do 10 chin ups. I have been there once or twice but always seem to drop back down to 8. In my prime (about 47 years old, before a pause to address breast cancer), I was up to 18, an number I can’t even comprehend now. I HATE doing chin ups but they are such a great metric. Maybe I’ll switch back from bench presses to pushups. I can only do 20 these days (my max was 40). Oh yes, all of this is very strict form, full range of motion with no momentum cheats.

  2. Kris

    Have fallen off the wagon regarding my quest for pull-ups but started back up yesterday. 20! 40! Wow!! Way to go!
    When it comes to lifting and keeping in shape in general I recently have come across this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhUMACwB-a4 ad been so inspired!
    Never to late to start I guess!

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