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February 3, 2013 3:08 AM
I saw the word challenge so I clicked! Couldn't resist. :)

Just did my initial test. 25. I am happy with that.
Edited by ChrisC_77 On February 3, 2013 3:10 AM
February 3, 2013 8:37 PM
Week 3 day 3 30/22/20/20/32
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February 3, 2013 8:54 PM
Count me in. I can do 25.
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February 4, 2013 12:59 AM
Week 6 Day 1 (col 2) - 40/50/25/25/52
February 4, 2013 5:13 AM
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Week 6 Day 1 (col 2) - 40/50/25/25/52


Killer!
February 5, 2013 7:35 PM
Looks like I'm going to have to start this over. I missed an entire week due to travel:(
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February 5, 2013 8:24 PM
Week 3, Day 1, Column 2 - 12,17,13,13,18
February 6, 2013 3:40 AM
Week 6 Day 2 (col 2) 20/20/23/23/20/20/18/18/53

If I learn nothing else from this, I hope I can remember just how much this challenge is helping me understand progressively increasing what you do(weights, reps, whatever...) - before I think I was just looking to keep fit and keep my muscles active (that's challenge enough for a sugar-holic like me!) but amazing the difference from when I started this a few weeks ago.
February 6, 2013 5:14 AM
If anyone that is doing the 100 push up challenge wants to send me a friend's request. Feel free! good luck!
February 6, 2013 3:13 PM
Week 3 (day 2--middle column)

14/19/14/14/19

Last set was sheer brutality after the 14th rep! But I got to 19.
Edited by ChrisC_77 On February 6, 2013 3:13 PM
February 8, 2013 3:42 AM
Week 6 day 3 (col 2) 22/22/30/30/25/25/18/18/60 -- rests were longer - alternating between some work and pushups! Will def be repeating Week 6 in col 3...
February 8, 2013 5:45 AM
QUOTE:

Week 6 day 3 (col 2) 22/22/30/30/25/25/18/18/60 -- rests were longer - alternating between some work and pushups! Will def be repeating Week 6 in col 3...


Good to see it's working for you and you are doing really well. It's made me realise how I need to structure a plan for the rest of my workouts. Those small steps and logging show impressive gains in teh long term.

I've started again now my leg seems better. I'll begin updating again next week.
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February 8, 2013 7:54 AM
Completed Week 5 for the second time - column 2, then column 3

36/40/30/24/43
19/19/22/22/18/18/22/50
20/20/24/24/20/20/22/50

The 8 set days are tough!
Moving on to Week 6, column 1 next week.
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February 8, 2013 10:29 AM
Week 3, Col 2 14,19,14,14,19
February 8, 2013 1:12 PM
Week 3 Day 2: 20/25/15/15/40
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February 9, 2013 2:08 AM
Week 3 day 3 middle column completed. Final set was 22.
February 9, 2013 2:30 AM
Question:

How often and when should I do an exhaustion test? I started in week 3 and column 2. I made it through week 3. It was tough though. When should I do a max test? I would assume not on a day that I do my pushing training sets. Suggestions?
February 9, 2013 1:27 PM
I'm going to have to start over - I got two back-to-back sicknesses. Has anyone else had that kind of problem? Did you start over?
February 9, 2013 4:02 PM
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I'm going to have to start over - I got two back-to-back sicknesses. Has anyone else had that kind of problem? Did you start over?


I would recommend mybe doing an exhaustion test and see where you end up. May not have to back track too much.
February 9, 2013 9:57 PM
Week 3, col 2, day 3 16,21,15,15,21


ChrisC - The next exhaustion is at the end of week 4. I did my last on a Sunday.
February 10, 2013 12:15 AM
I went down to 83 for being inconsistent.
February 10, 2013 1:25 AM
Exhaustion Test, end of week 6 - 60 - will repeat week 6 but on to column 3!
Edited by hendinerik On February 10, 2013 1:26 AM
February 10, 2013 1:27 AM
Are you guys using runtastic pushups pro?
February 10, 2013 1:36 AM
QUOTE:

Good to see it's working for you and you are doing really well. It's made me realise how I need to structure a plan for the rest of my workouts. Those small steps and logging show impressive gains in teh long term.

I've started again now my leg seems better. I'll begin updating again next week.


Glad your leg is feeling better! And yes, I really like this challenge because if I keep at it eventually the numbers do increase - even 5 more max a week it really adds up over time. It's adding an extra strength factor into my workouts.

In fact, now when I do this on rest days I actually feel weaker than on a workout day - probably because my body isn't as warmed up.

Good luck, and thanks again for letting us all know about this!
February 10, 2013 1:45 AM
I've just joined and will be starting tomorrow - initial test 18, so Level 3 for my age...
Goodluck everyone...
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