And in the end I made it...I finally managed to achieve my goal of 100 push-ups in a row! I must say, it was tougher than I had expected when I started training in mid-August.
The training method I followed proved more or less effective: it took me a couple more weeks of training than the 6 weeks proposed, but anyway...I made it one day in advance the due date!
You can watch the video of my Challenge on the right. As you will see, the last couple dozens were, obviously, the toughest ones. I am satisfied with myself (when I started training my maximum was 20 - not bad as an improvement, huh?) even though I could not manage to keep my body as straight as it should be during the last repetitions...my arms and abs were literally begging for mercy!
So, now I believe I can ease down for a week or so and then keep on training in a less-under-pressure way in order not to lose the shape (why waste 8 weeks of effort?).
A huge thank you to everyone who supported me so far!
If you like my video, you can still go to my Betternow page and donate to help people with Parkinson's disease live a full, dignified life. This is the ultimate goal of my Challenge and the only thing that spurred me not to give up. I hope it will entice you all to help Parkinson's Europe!
Helping people with Parkinson's live a full, dignified life is the ultimate goal of my Challenge and the only thing that spurred me not to give up!
Things get tougher
As I wrote some time ago, now it's time to worry: I am following week 5 of the training method to achieve the goal of 100 push-ups in a row and I must say it is harder than I had thought.
According to the schedule I should have made the respectable amount of 170(!) in 5 rows on Monday but I dropped down after the 150th in the last row because my triceps were begging for mercy. But no worries! I'll try again tomorrow and, if worse comes to worse, I'll repeat this week's training twice. End of October is still far away...and donations are increasing! So, if you believe I can make it, I believe the same!
Keep following my challenge and donate on Betternow.org to help people with Parkinson's, who every day fight way tougher battles than mine!
Thanks a lot everyone!
Doing 100 push-ups may seem tough, but people who have Parkinson’s face tougher issues every day. Help us fight the disease!
First week of training: done!
It’s been a nice warm-up so far, now things are starting to get a bit rougher. But, I received my first donations: thank you everyone, this can only spur me to train harder to reach my goal of 100 push-ups in a row!
My average now is around 70-75 push-ups… in 5 sets! I am now in the middle of week 2, and the training method has proved effective up to now: doing stuff in 5 sets allows you a bit of ease down. The hard part will come later, when I’ll have to do more repetitions without pauses…but c’mon, we’ll worry about this when it is time, won’t we?
In the meantime, the goal for the end of this week is 81 (at least! So they say). Will my poor, thin arms make it? Time will tell!
If you’re dying to know how all this will turn out to, keep following my challenge on Betternow.org and support Parkinson's Europe!