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  1. #1
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    Push-Up! Initial Test

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    Hey everyone!

    Can't believe the response I got - that is AWESOME!!!

    We can do our initial test today or tomorrow - post your results, etc here.

    Monday will be Day One. I will start a weekly thread for everyone to post their accomplishments.

    Kerry

  2. #2
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    2 (modified for my safety and comfort), with my age, places me solidly in Rank 1.
    Each day is a gift, that's why it is called the present.

  3. #3
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    So I did 7 normal style. I really can't go all the way to the floor, is that normal?

  4. #4
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    I did 6 "good form"
    Women are. Like tea bags; you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water~ Eleanor Roosevelt

  5. #5
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    Lucky 13! (regular style--but I'm wondering if it's really wise for us to even say. I don't want to set a tone where people feel like they have to "qualify" doing modified push-ups. Who gives a rat's patootie how you do them, as long as you can do more of 'em in a few weeks than you could today!)

    ETA: I printed out this little one-sheet log of the whole program... there's a link to instructions to fold/cut it and it amazingly transforms into a handy little book! http://hundredpushups.com/complete.html

    ETA2: then again, I guess knowing who else is modding could help folks figure out better/safer ways to do them for themselves, so... don't mind me.
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    I'm going to let my official number be 12. We'll see if I decide to modify that down a bit after the first week. Last time, I think I pushed too hard for my test and it made the first week virtually impossible! This time I stopped as soon as my form started to degrade, so 12 should be about right.

    Looking forward to increasing this number!
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    14.

    Wall push-ups, with toes 3 feet or so from wall, very slowly, with hands in fists and knuckles to the wall.

    (added benefit that I'm stretching my poopy achilles tendon at the same time)
    "If Americans want to live the American Dream, they should go to Denmark." - Richard Wilkinson

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    cent

    10 for me & look forward to more swiss ball work

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    Okay!

    I did 15 before coffee! That puts me in rank three. My shoulder made an interesting noise I've never heard, I think it was screaming. This should be fun!

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    10 modified.

    This should be interesting!

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    Don't say if you don't want to.
    Each day is a gift, that's why it is called the present.

  12. #12
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    I can do 20 non-girly ones, 100 in a pyramid set.

    I've been doing functional fitness classes at my PT facility.
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  13. #13
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    Managed to do 21 this morning. Ow! But this is a great idea-- thanks, milkbone. I've had all sorts of good intentions about working on upper body strength, but you know how it goes...

  14. #14
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    I did six, which was actually better than I expected.

    I'm going to do Sun/Tues/Thurs this week, because I have my first tri on Saturday and don't want to risk being sore by doing them Friday.
    Sarah
    2008 Specialized Dolce

  15. #15
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    15 for me! DH is trying it with me - swore he'd get more than me...16 for him - though, he'll say it's because the cat was trying to get him while he did them
    Jenn K
    Centennial, CO
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