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Mar. 13th, 2010 @ 06:18 pm Here we go again
Hey all. This is the second time I've started the 100pushup thing, first time I reached week 5 successfully, but then shoulder injury threw me off last summer, and only now are pushups feasible. So, I'm back to starting on week one, because my shoulders are incredibly imbalanced. i.e. I can do five good form one handed pushups on my right arm, but my left arm struggles to take its share of the strain of five normal pressups, without it becoming unstable.

My plan is to modify the form of the pressups a little-instead of going to 90 degrees, I'm ending up at a 120-130ish elbow angle, because this is as far as I can go before my shoulder starts using the wrong muscles for movement, and loses stability-and I'm just going to repeat the week 1 and 2 block, restarting at week 1 each time I can bend further, until I reach that 90 degree point. Then I'll just keep going, but repeating where necessary so that my stability muscles don't get pushed past their ability so I don't end up with another injury :)

Anyway, started on week 1 day 1 today, after an initial test of 9 (*cringe*. I used to be doing sets of 30 in karate warmups without too much difficulty. sigh.) and I'm using my ipod app for it. Have to say, it makes it  easier to pay attention to the rest times, and not allow yourself an extra few seconds :) 6,6,4,4,6(5), so 26 in total. I did some more upper body work afterwards, and some physio for my shoulder, and it seems to be holding up fine. Hopefully I'll make it past week 5 this time =]
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Nov. 13th, 2009 @ 07:52 am Third time's a charm?
I've tried this program a few times now. First time was last year and I got through 4 weeks before getting sick and then not coming back to the workout. Last month, I took another stab at this and only made it through 2 weeks before I kept forgetting to do my pushups. I'm planning to modify this into a longer program since it seems a bit drastic to be able to leap right into 100 pushups at the end of 6 weeks. The first time, I had finished 4 weeks and my exhaustion test at the end of that was 40 pushups and that was with really really trying.

So...this time I'm going to do week 1 as written and then do the subsequent weeks twice before continuing. I'm feeling strong. We'll see how it goes. I just did an initial test and could do 40 pushups in a row (though the last 10 were a struggle).

Do other people modify this? Has anyone here managed to complete the 100 pushups following this plan?
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Oct. 24th, 2008 @ 01:09 pm Thinking of starting
I am training for a 5K with help of Couch to 5K program and through I might try this too. I predict that I wouldn't even be able to do 1 push up on the initial test. Should I begin the program with modified push ups or old fashioned ones? As much as I'd like to do the old fashioned kind, I don't think I have the upper body strength to even finish week 1.
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Oct. 7th, 2008 @ 03:26 pm Week 8 Update
Current Location: Smyrna, GA, USA
Current Mood: goodgood
Today I did 123 push ups and 413 crunches. You can check out my Push Up and Crunches Progress if you want to. I actually hit my 100 crunches in a row earlier last week. And I did 30 push ups in a row for the first time today. I feel so good about myself.
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Sep. 30th, 2008 @ 05:38 pm Let's hear it for a comeback!
Current Mood: optimisticoptimistic
Okay, so I've officially been back on the horse for 2 weeks. Let's hope we can keep this up. I'm also, as of today, back to where I was before my little sabbatical. I max out at 27 push ups, and 80 crunches (I'm actually higher on the crunches than I was before.)

You can check out my daily states for Push Ups or Crunches if you want to.

I also noticed that the 100 pushups site that this community is using has changed their program a bit. Nothing major, just moved some numbers around to different sets. A few more in set x, a few fewer in set y, that kinda thing. I'm still using the old program, only because that's what I have printed out and is easy for me to write my notes down on. I don't really think it matters too much, so I'm not gonna switch, but y'all are welcome to do whatever you think best.

Good luck!
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Sep. 4th, 2008 @ 02:11 pm Aaaaand we're back.
Current Location: Smyrna, GA, USA
Current Mood: productivestupid horse, let's go
Okay, so in the past month I've traveled from my little island home of Miyakojima, toured around Taiwan and then Tokyo, readjusted to being back in the United States, and gone to the largest fan-run sci-fi/fantasy convention in the world. And I've not done my workout once. Not since July 26th. I feel like I've had good reasons. Walking around foreign countries, lugging waaaay too heavy suitcases up stairs and above my head to the luggage racks on trains and planes, going through a massive life change, but it's been a month, and now that the convention is over, I have no more excuses.

So, today I did my Post Break Test.
Crunches: 43
Push ups: 18

Yes, this is a bit down from my previous maxes (a lot down), but I'm not nearly as bad as I was when I started, and I'm positive that I can move back up the ranks if not quickly, then at least steadily. Good luck to all of you, and I'll keep y'all posted. Because I have noticed, that I'm much less likely to do this if I don't look at y'all's progress. Good luck to us all :P
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Jul. 30th, 2008 @ 12:09 pm W3D1 -- sortof
So I was feeling kind of discouraged because I've gone back to week 3 in column 3, and so far I've done day 1 twice but haven't completed it yet. I can do the first 25, but after that my arms just don't want to do much more! However, I feel like I might be ready to do W3D1 all the way through tonight.

But the good part was that on Monday, I decided to do all of the pushups and to just take breaks when I needed them. I think I only made it through the first set with no break, BUT, when I added all my pushups together, I made it to 99!!! Even if they're not consecutive, that's still pretty awesome. Today I'll hopefully manage Day 1 and then I'll be moving on and up from there.

Hope everyone is doing well, this is becoming tough but rewarding!
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Jul. 28th, 2008 @ 10:02 am Status

Sorry I have been MIA. I had a (benign) cyst removed from my shoulder blade 2 weeks ago and was benched to prevent me from taring my stitches. I had the stitches removed this morning and I can now run/bike again, but apparently there are still stitches on the inside that I could tare and those take 60-90 days to dissolve so I won't be able to do pushes/crunches for a while. I guess I'll just restart this program in the fall.

Keep up the great work everyone!
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Jul. 27th, 2008 @ 09:32 pm back after a break
well the heat was so bad that i just totally gave up on the push up challenge.

today i was watching tv and updating the lj and just randomly felt like doing pushups so i found the site.  i had no idea where i left off so i just decided to start with week 2.  did column 2 with a max of 9!  (2 more than the min)
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Jul. 26th, 2008 @ 06:16 pm w5d2 and signing off for a bit
Current Location: Japan, Miyakojima
Current Mood: rushedrushed
Today went well. Not as much as an improvement as I would have liked, but this morning I went snorkeling for about 2 hours and there's a typhoon in the vicinity, so the ocean was REALLY rough, so I'm counting it as a win that I finished the set numbers at all, even if I couldn't go much past the max.

Version: modified push ups
Progress: w5(3)d2c3
Today's Max: 25 (+0)
Today's Totals: 105

Version: normal crunches
Progress: w5(6)d2c3
Today's Max: 65 (+9)
Today's Totals: 269

I'm leaving for Tokyo and then Taiwan on Monday, so I don't know when on my 3 week trip I'll be able to workout and/or post (the internet situation being kinda sketchy). Hopefully I'll be doing at least some, but again with the traveling, I don't know how much energy I'll have. I hope you have fun and I'll try to catch up with y'all when I get to the US!
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