By July 23, 2009

100 Pushup Challenge 1, DrFaulken 0

After deciding to repeat week four of the 100 Pushup Challenge, I threw in the towel. I realized that I was holding back on my “rest” days and altering my workouts too much to justify the limited gains I was making during the Challenge. Yes, the sets were difficult, and yes I was getting better at doing more pushups. However, in order to perform as well as I could, I would do limited or no ab and cardio work the day before. I did P90 Basic Phase 03 a few times, and found that it was much more difficult to perform my Challenge work out the next day.

In order to safe the village, we had to destroy it — so the 100 Pushup Challenge is over for me.

So what am I going to do instead? Until I decide on a longer-term endeavor, I am going to revisit the Great Body short workouts and the P90 Hawaii Fat Burner Express DVD. They were fun, and at this point I just need to stay active.

Two possible candidates for my next workout regime include more kettle bell training or P90X.

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4 Comments on "100 Pushup Challenge 1, DrFaulken 0"

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  1. Mike says:

    You might want to check out Jillian Michaels video as well. My wife has been using it for the last month, after spending 3 months doing P90X and she lost 14 pounds in a month with Jillian’s program. It’s pretty awesome…. or so says she and she’s looking good in my eyes.

  2. Erin says:

    I think the set up that they have for the challenge is flawed. I believe that to accomplish that goal you would need to be doing push-ups more than 3 times I week for 6 weeks.

    When I looked at it, I think that you should be doing them 6 x a week. For example, Wk1 Day 1 should be Wk1 Day 1-2 and Wk1 Day 2 should be Wk1 Day 3-4, and so on. I believe that you need to gradually build the strength and you can’t do it only 3 times a week. I also believe that doing cardio on those days is a good idea too.

  3. Monica says:

    Great body short workouts is really very good. Some people think they are quite demanding exercises but since you are an experienced trainee it’ll be a piece of cake for you .Good luck!

  4. Father says:

    People with longer arms are at a not-insignificant disadvantage when doing push-ups (or bench presses).