Monday, June 30, 2008

Week 2 day 1

Looks like Week 2 starts with another warmup round. This one didn't do too badly. Probably a good thing... its already been a long week and its monday.

Today's score card : 12 - 12 - 9 - 7 - 12
Current Max : 19
Total to date : 353

Friday, June 27, 2008

that muscles are tiny motors running on strings

Again, it pays to know people who know more than you do. Title says it all.

Day 3 came and went. I didn't the set without too many issues. Its nice to see progress. Still haven't felt like any of the sports I play are easier, but week 1 is in the books and its been fun. Monday starts week 2.

Today's score card : 15 - 13 - 10 - 10 - 15
Current Max : 19
Total to date : 301

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

that it pays to know people

I went rollerblading with a friend last night that has spent some time as a personal trainer. Its amazing what you can learn from your friends.

Apparently the trick to pushups is to put a book under your stomach. When you hit the book you know you can start pushing up. Also, having your stomach hit the book keeps you thinking about it and you'll keep it tighter. My stomach was a little sore by the time I finished.

I think once I'm done with this program I'll switch to the other exercise I learned about. Get two dumbells and use them as handles as you do a push up. Then alternate: 1 push up, 1 left handed single hand row, 1 push up, 1 right handed single hand row. That will handle arms, pecs, back, stomach, and obliques.

Today's score card : 12 - 12 - 10 - 10 - 14
Current Max : 19
Total to date : 238

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Day 1 (again)

I redid day 1 last night to get everything back on an even keel. Amazing how much easier it was to rattle them off.

It probably would have been a lot easier, but I was in a rush and didn't really take the recommended 60 - 90 second break between sets.

I'm posting late, but I did do all the work last night

Today's score card : 10 - 10 - 8 - 6 - 11
Current Max : 19
Total to date : 180

Friday, June 20, 2008

Persistance pays

Day 2 Week 1

I finished off the day, but that second set almost didn't make it. I also don't think I'm doing a full push up.

I'll be taking the next two days off and restarting week 1 on Monday. This will get me on a more manageable schedule and also give me a chance to do the week with some better form.

Today's score card : 12 - 12 - 10 - 10 - 15
Current Max : 19
Total to date : 135

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

that push-ups hurt

Day 1 (again)

So trying to do day 1 after the initial test wasn't a smart move. Initial set is 10 - 10 - 6 - 8 - max. Assuming the initial 19 were the first rep I made 19 - 10 - 6.

Started day 1 (again) and I was already sore. This doesn't bode well.

Handy note: Use a door jam to stretch before and after. It feels good and should help flexibility. Now if I could only figure out a way to make my wrists stop hurting.

Today's score card : 10 - 10 - 8 - 6 - 7
Current Max : 19
Total to date : 76

Monday, June 16, 2008

to push up?

I've taken a bit of a break from this site. I'm not going to apologize 'cause its not going to fix anything.

... sorta ...

Justin twitter'ed about this : and I'm up for the challenge. I was thinking about starting stomache torture anyways.

I'll try to keep a running report on here. If I'm accountable online I might actually see the thing till the end. With that said, the posts are going to be short and sweet three times a week for the next six weeks.

Initial test : 19 pushups (20, but I didn't want to push it too badly).
I'm going to try to do day 1 of the training today just so I'm on a good Monday - Wednesday - Friday schedule. I'll post on Wednesday about if this was a good idea or not.

Wish me luck...