Thursday, December 4, 2008

100 Pushups : Week 6x2 Day 1

So it has been a while since I posted, but I have still been hard at work on the program. I made it through Week 6 ok, but I still wasn’t quite prepared for the 100. I’m having a bit of concern regarding this 6th week as well, because I’m not 100% sure that it is the best way to achieve the 100. The first day of the week has larger reps in the sets which I believe helps with the strength gains and endurance needed to hit the 100 better than days 2 and 3. I know that days 2 and 3 have a higher number of total reps, but it is my personal feeling that the extra rests are not allowing me to build the needed endurance.

That said I started Week 6 a second time, but I have changed several things to try and help myself close this final remaining gap to the 100.

1) Rather than going straight through Week 6 again I have just been repeating Day 1 and trying to increase my reps each time for the max set.
2) Mixing in some very small sets of one arm push-ups on off days since since they require more strength.
3) Performing an extra max set of modified push ups following the normal max set to help increase endurance.

So today I did Week 6 Day 1 again and the sets were…
Set 1—45
Set 2—55
Set 3—35
Set 4—30
Max —75!!!


Two things I take away from this so far. This is let push ups total than I was performing on Week 6 Day 2 and Day 3, however 75 is my highest max ever! That is even higher than my highest max test which was 68; so I think I’m doing something right here.

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