It’s been exactly a week since I started the first, of my weekly challenges – 100 push ups and 90 seconds plank per day.
My aim was to complete 5 sets of 20 push ups each day, combined with 90 seconds of plank.
How did I get on?..
On the whole I succeeded.
Unfortunately, last Friday, I only managed 80 push ups.
To make up for this shortfall, I did 120 push ups the following day.
I’ve decided that if I ever fall short of any daily targets, I can make up the difference the following day – that’s fair, right?!
So over the course of the week I averaged 100 a day, completing 700 push ups and 10.5 minutes plank.
I also went jogging on two occasions – 3 miles and 5 miles.
I really enjoyed the challenge. It was fairly easy, (despite the one day I fell short by 20!) as long as I spaced the push ups over the course of the day.
Physically I feel very good.
I definitely feel an improvement to my upper body.
Push ups are a great compound exercise and I highly recommend you try this challenge – or something similar.
I’m pretty sure I could increase the totals, so I might do so for a future challenge.
The only issue I have, is that I’ve only worked certain body parts, i.e. chest, shoulders, arms and core.
Admittedly, not a bad combination, but no lower body workout.
I’ve also not spent any time stretching.
Stretching is an issue I’m very aware of, and it’s an activity most of us need to spend more time doing.
So for my new weekly challenge I want to incorporate a full body workout with some stretching.
What do you think of the challenge?
Have you completed the challenge or something similar?
Let me know below.