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Push Ups – Progress Test June 15, 2009

Filed under: Everything — Jason Olson @ 5:58 am
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Pushups On The BeachThird progress test completed – 60 total – coming along quite nicely. Although I was a little disappointed overall, I was hoping to be further along – then again the first advancements are easy, and this last week was true sregnth building.

I missed last Friday because I had to leave for work very early in the morning, so my Friday routine was pushed to Saturday, and therefor I rested a full day and did the progress test today. So at this rate, I should finish week 6 by Sunday-ish, and be ready for my final progress test around Wednesday. That is, if I can make it throught the final week. Day one is 45-55-35-30-55+ Yikes!

Oh but have I mentioned how much I love this routine — hundredpushups.com

 

Push Ups – Progress Test June 7, 2009

Filed under: Everything — Jason @ 6:31 am
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Pushups On The BeachSecond progress test completed – 50 total – half way to the goal. We were out of the house this weekend, so I being outside of the regular routine can have an effect on exercise, but I pushed myself to get up early enough to get the progress test in. I was really satisified with how the whole test felt. The first 30 breazed by, and the last 10 was challenging. 50 was my goal, I might have been able to squeeze another 2 or 3 out… maybe…

We’ll see you Monday after day 10!

 

Push Ups – Day 9 June 5, 2009

Filed under: Everything — Jason Olson @ 6:20 am
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Pushups On The BeachFelt great this morning. Yet we were up late again last night, still working on Mathias’ room make-over. On thing that, the only thing that  seems to be affecting me a bit is the sinus problem, which has blocked most of my nose breathing. So, it’s just mouth breathing for now, which doesn’t feel quite right, comfortable, or just plain enough oxygen. hmmm

Today I totaled: 155 push ups; with a max of: 35 – view the log here: link

 

Push Ups – Day 8 June 3, 2009

Filed under: Everything — Jason Olson @ 6:17 am
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Pushups On The BeachFeeling stronger today – got up a bit earlier and ready for the day. Yet we were up late last night, still working on Mathias’ room make-over. Last night we got the waves painted, and the plane crazy mickey cut out of masonite, after Jaimie drew it using chalk. It also got a coat of primer before primary painting begins today. But I digress – I was up until just after midnight, so I got a little less sleep than usual.

On thing that does seem to be affecting me a bit is the sinus problem, which has blocked most of my nose breathing. So, it’s just mouth breathing for now, which doesn’t feel quite right, comfortable, or just plain enough oxygen. hmmm

Today I totaled: 144 push ups; with a max of: 40

Woo hoo – I hit the 40 max goal!!! View the log here: link

 

Push Ups – Day 7 June 1, 2009

Filed under: Everything — Jason Olson @ 6:01 am
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Pushups On The BeachWhew! That was a hard one, and I didn’t increase my total, but the max went up to 35. I think I woke up a little late and was out of energy from an early dinner last night. (Not to mention we walked all around Discovery Kingdom yesterday). I’m happy with the overall progress and expect better results on Wednesday after I’m back into my weekly routine.

Today I totalled: 121 pushups; with a max of: 35

Still looking for at least 38 this week max, perhaps 40!

 

Push Ups – Day 6 May 29, 2009

Filed under: Everything — Jason Olson @ 6:18 am
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Pushups On The BeachAnother great week. Still getting over my shoulder and now a sinus infection – but I’m glad to be pushing through. I’ ve also made a couple of other changes to my routine: (1) I’ve also decided to start doing stretches and wall pushups on my off days – hoping that will help with the soreness; (2) I’m getting up 20 minutes earlier to do my “God time” with an electronic Bible and a glass of water – because it’s probably a better time for me to be alone with God, and because it helps me wake up and hydrate for the pushups.

Today I totalled: 122 pushups; with a max of: 30 (eh I’ve done better)

Whew, great workout, not sure why I couldn’t push through 30 today, but I know I gave it everything without hurting myself. 🙂 Off to a two day weekend, and back on the routine on Monday. Looking for at least 38 next week!

 

Push Ups – Day 5 May 27, 2009

Filed under: Everything — Jason Olson @ 6:00 am
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Pushups On The BeachOkay, after my shoulder problem on Monday, I woke up  with some more intense stretch, and could still feel the shoulder a little bit – but I decided to push through and see how it goes. I also wanted to try to pickup where I should be, instead of where I left off.

I pulled out the chart: 20-25-15-15->25, oh boy! So I was able to do the first set with slight pain but was able to push through. The second set was a bit of a workout, and the following two sets of 15 was able as much as I could comfortably do. But the last set called for at least 25. So I tried to keep stepping it up from prior weeks, and set 35 as my goal. A bit ambitious since I almost skipped Monday and am still in slight pain and pretty exhausted. But again, I am glad that I pushed through and was barely able to complete the 35. Woo hoo! I feel great, but exhausted. Oh and did I mentioned that I’m pretty tired?

 

Push Ups – Day 4 May 25, 2009

Filed under: Everything — Jason Olson @ 8:07 am
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Pushups On The BeachFirst week completed, and now I’m up to 33 consecutive during the progress test yesterday morning. However when I woke up this morning I felt something terrible under my right shoulder blade.

So after I got up, I did some stretching and tried my first set. Four push ups into my back was killing me. I had my wife massage it out a little and tried, again. No luck. But I didn’t want to give up. So I tried on my knees, still too much pain. So I conceded to do some wall push ups, simply to stretch out a bit – I worked through the entire routine with mild pain. I’ll do some more stretching tonight and we’ll see how Wednesday goes.

 

Push Ups – Progress Test May 24, 2009

Filed under: Everything — Jason Olson @ 1:58 pm
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Pushups On The BeachOkay, so at the end of my first week I had my first progress test – how many consecutive push-ups can I perform. My goal was 30 at one time, and was able to do… 33 – so more than my goal. Although I should have push through to 35. However, staying with the program, I’m still way ahead of the curve.

I’ve also been struggling with being properly hydrated before the workout, so this morning at church I figured out the way to do it. I’ll start waking up 30 minutes earlier and doing my daily bible devotionals and prayer, along with a nice tall glass of water. And at the end of that I should be all set for the workout.

We’ll see you Monday after day 4!

 

Push ups – Day three May 22, 2009

Filed under: Everything — Jason Olson @ 6:08 am
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Pushups On The BeachWeek one finished great! I’ve very excited in the progress I am seeing, along with the strength difference I notice already. Today’s first set definately felt great, and they seems to be better formed. I’m not sure when to do the progress test, perhaps Saturday evening. That will give almost a day rest on either end of the test before the next set next week.

The program is designed so that anyone can start and move towards a realistic goal for them. Even if you cannot manage a full traditional program, they have strength building routines and forums so that you will eventually be able to perform traditional, well formed push ups.

Today, max reps (with 2 minute breaks between sets) is: 30

Much harder to push throughout to the 30 today compared to Wednesday, however my overall total push ups increased by 7. Woo hoo..