Wednesday, August 20, 2008

100 Pushups

I wrote earlier that it might take me a couple weeks to get through Week 3 of the program. I may have to adjust that. This was a big leap from Week 2 and I didn't get close to doing the Day 1 program. Here's what I did compared to what was prescribed:

Level RXd Actual
1 15 15
2 12 9
3 12 11
4 10d 5
5 >14 0

The prescription also call for 60 second rest between levels or "longer if required." I took at least two minutes between each one. Wow! The more I gaze at these tables, the more unrealistic it looks. The progression is way too fast--at least for a 56 year old with no upper body strength to start with. But I have improved. I think I would have had a hard time doing 15 pushups on day one, but those first 15 went well this morning. So I'll stay it, and keep progressing at my own pace. I may be on "Week 3" for a few weeks; however, as long as I'm sticking to it and making progress, I'll be a happy camper.

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