Wednesday, March 18, 2009

One Week 100 Challenge!

Most of the "reasons" people give for not working out involve not having enough time. (Reasons goes in quotes because most of the time, they are really excuses!) However, I do understand that time is precious, and most people desire to get a great workout in the shortest time possible. With that in mind, I want to give you a one week challenge - especially if you are one of those people who doesn't work out because you don't have enough time.

Push-ups are in practically every one of my strength-based workouts. They tone the entire upper body (chest, shoulders, biceps, triceps), and it also strengthens your abdominal muscles and lower back. It's a fantastic total body exercise! Plus, they can be adapted to any level of strength.

Regular push-up too hard? Try it from your knees.

Think it's too easy? Lift one leg and switch every 5 reps, try it with one arm, or clap inbetween push-ups! There's always a way to challenge yourself.

So here's the challenge: For the next week, do 100 push-ups every day. You don't have to do them all at once. You can do 25 before you leave for work, 20 on your lunch break, 15 on an afternoon break, 20 when you get home from work, 10 right before dinner, and 10 right before you go to bed.

Break it up however you need to - just get them done!

I'm starting this today, and I want to ask you to join me. By this time next Wednesday, can you do 700 push-ups? I guarantee you will feel stronger!