How do I say this? Let’s go with FAIL. About the first week of August, 28 coworkers and I started doing push ups using the original One Hundred Push Ups plan. The idea was for the group of us to get to 100 push ups in six weeks. Some never started. Almost everyone quit within three and a half weeks. I kept going, but wasn’t making very much progress. Then after eight weeks, we had a big ‘everyone do as many push ups as you can’ thing, which was kind of crazy and only six or seven people took part. I did 44, though my high had been 47. No one got to 100 but two folks got pretty high. And then I quit for about three weeks. Recently I’ve started doing one set a night of a little less than as many as I can. I bet a coworker I’d eventually get to 100 (one year max) and I’ve still got about 10 months to get there, so hopefully I can make slow but sure progress up the ladder. Or maybe I’ll just quit again. We’ll see.
I tried to do a poll to see how many of my 28 coworkers are still pushing to 100, but didn’t get a very good response rate. Seems like a couple people have dropped out, a couple hadn’t done any push ups in a week, but because they were sick, moving, busy, bored, etc. Week 3 was tough, week 4 seemed like a breeze comparably. I’m not going to be able to get to 100 in the 6 week time frame, but the bet I have with a co-worker has a 1 year time limit. I don’t think it’s going to take that long, though. Week 5 is scary and impossible right now, so I think I’m going to redo a hybrid of week 4. The 19th is going to come and go and I’m betting none of the 28 co-workers will be able to do 100 in a row. I’m not sure how many will keep going after that. How’s it going with all of you out there? Any of you done it yet?
I don’t necessarily want to turn this into a blog about my journey to 100 push ups, so I’m going to try to keep the updates to a minimum. I’m still convinced it’s not possible in 6 weeks, for me at least. I am excited, though, by the challenge to complete 100 push ups, so I’m going to keep doing 5 sets of push ups every other day. For now, anyway. I was concerned about having to re-do a couple weeks, so even though I’m only one week in, I’ve completed W2D3 and W3D1. Tonight I’m going to give W3D2 a shot.
I’ve found that set 1 and set 2 are pretty easy, but the 60 second break just isn’t long enough after sets 3 and 4.
BM wonders,“Is this really a six week program?” He’s 6 weeks in and is working on completing week 3 right now. No updates on how my 28 co-workers are doing, though the folks I talk to seem to be plugging along. How’s it going for everybody else?
28 co-workers (more than a third of the employees) and I have endeavored to complete one hundred push ups in a row 6 weeks from now. I’ll let you know how it goes. If you’ve done this before, successfully or unsuccessfully, let me know in the comments how it went. I fear for my wrists and elbows which always seem to pop when I do push ups. Here goes nothing.