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Results From My 30 Day Push Up Challenge

30 Day Push Up Challenge Results

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Hey what’s up you guys? Jason C. with Sasquatch Fitness. Enjoying  my Protein and yes, I did finish the 30 day push up challenge. Continue reading Results From My 30 Day Push Up Challenge

When To Increase Your Push Ups

How, Why and When To Increase Your Push Ups

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I’m getting stronger! I think that now that I’m doing this for several days now, today is the 24th of January, 8 days officially. First day I did 5 sets of 20, moved immediately up to 5 sets of 25, I just pounded out my first set of 30 for today.  So I’m gradually moving up.

As it gets easier, that’s what you want to do. If you get to the point where you pound out hwever many you are doing in a session and you stand up and you’re like ‘wow, that was easy,” or I don’t need to take a deep breathe before I start back over then don’t. Move on. Set a new goal. Move up. Because your overall goal is to get to more push ups over all in a day or more pushups in a single session. So now when you work out you’ve got more singles in a session. That’s what’s happening with me. Like I said it’s the 24th now, I started on the 16th. I’m moving to 30 per session. So that’s 150 a day. I’ve gone from 100, to 125 pretty quickly. I’m going to move on to 150 per day now with the ultimate goal of getting a higher number in my session and a higher number overall for the day.

I hope you’re sticking with me. I hope you’re doing a push up challenge. If you are, good on ya mate! As the Australians say. Stay with it. It;s great. I’m doing this on top of my regular workout. Actually I’ve missed the past 2 days, but I try to work out 6 days a week no matter what. If you add this on top, you’re getting stronger and you’re focusing on chest and tris. I’m actually noticing some core improvements. Meaning those first few days of 25 per session, I started to feel a little soreness in my core which is great. I love that I’ve gotten to a point where doing push ups actually works the core. I hope you’re getting there too. If you’re super strong and you’re stronger than me, knock your push ups up. I don’t want you to add weight. I’ve seen some guys online saying if you get to a certain point and you’re working your push ups and can do too many push ups add weight. I disagree. Add some variety. We’ll talk about that in future videos. Wide push ups, narrow pushups, inverted push ups, do hand stand pushups. If you’re that strong, do it. Plus it will work your shoulders.

So that’s it for me today. Keep it up with the thirty day pushup challenge and I’ll be back with more.

Aulexy Sweat Towel – A Review

You need a sweat towel

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If you’re anything like me and you run in 90 degrees at noon like a crazy person like I just did, you’re probably dripping sweat. It can get pretty bad. So, I have a need for sweat towels. So that I can cool down quick and get back to work. In so doing, I went out and got me these Aulexy sweat towels. These things are pretty sweet.

Cooling Technology

They are made of that new technology that you get them wet preferably with cold water, then you snap em. Then something about the fibers that you can feel actually makes it cool down when you snap em. And the cool thing about these is that you get them on your arteries and it will actually help cool your entire body. Aside from the fact that you’ll need to wipe your sweat.

2 In A Pack

They’re pretty sweet. I got two of them in a nice little package.  I needed these anyway so I figured I’d tell you about them because I sweat like a dog when I run at 2 p.m. in 90 degrees.

Get you a set

If you like it and think it’s a good idea like I do…it’s definitely going in my running bag. If you do, I put a link in the description for it on Amazon. If you do purchase this towel set, I may get a tiny commission of the sale as an Amazon affiliate, but it won’t even buy a cup of coffee so if you do buy, Thank You!

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The Right Number Of Push Ups For You

How many push ups should I do?

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Today we’re talking about the number of push ups that you are doing is the right number. I wasn’t sure it would happen like this, but yes 20 push ups five times a day to get to 100 push ups a day is too little for me.  I will have to Continue reading The Right Number Of Push Ups For You

Warming Up For Your 30 Day Push Up Challenge

Don’t forget to warm up!

Don’t do your push ups cold. If you are breaking them up and doing 5 sets, 6 sets in a day to reach your overall goal for the day. Don’t just drop and do your push ups. You want to make sure your body is at least a little bit warm. You can injure your shoulders, your elbows, you can tear a pec muscle. There are a lot of things that can go wrong especially if Continue reading Warming Up For Your 30 Day Push Up Challenge

Take On A 30 Day Push Up Challenge With Me

Increase your upper body strength

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Hey Guys and Gals, it’s time to take on a pushup challenge. If you’ve looked for fitness on Youtube, then you have probably tripped over someone who has done a push up challenge. Well, it’s my turn and I want to share my experience and results with you. Let’s knock this out.

In the earlier part of the year when I shot this, people traditionally come up with all kinds of fitness resolutions to help them get started or get back into shape and living a fit lifestyle.

Calisthenics

One of the simplest things to do is calisthenics, even more simply, everyone needs to work on their upper body strength including myself. Push ups. Along with a lot of folks who’ve posted videos to Youtube, I’m going to take on a push up challenge.

Break Point

When you are doing a push up challenge, you need to find out where your break point is before you come up with what your goal is going to be. So in the beginning I’m going to set my level fairly low at 20 push ups 5 times a day which is 100 push ups a day. You don’t have to do them all at once. You can do them throughout the day at different times. A set of ten a set of twenty. Whatever you want to do. I’m going to try sets of 20 and see how that goes. I’ll let you know in future videos if that’s something that’s going to work for me or if I need to boost it up.

To find your break point what you do is get down and do your push ups, do as many push ups as you can until you feel like you’ve got to take a break to breathe. Now of course you should be breathing  while you’re doing your push ups, but when you get to that point pounding them out and you’ve got to stop for a second. That’s your break point. How many can you do? 5? 10? Then you take that number and determine if I do this 5/6 times a day, how many can I do in a day. Make that number your goal for the day. I’m going to start with 100 per day. That’s 20, 5 times a day. There’s no reason why I can’t do that at my fitness level. Now, I may change that. It is what it is.

More to come

I will also be posting extra videos throughout the week of proper pushups. How to get started if you’ve never done a single push up. There are several ways you can get started. How to develop your push ups into different styles and working different muscles.

Let’s Do It

Come along with me and take a push up challenge. Let’s do a bunch of pushups every single day and see where we land. Hopefully increasing the number of pushups we can do in one session by the end of the 30 days. At that point maybe we’ll take on another challenge of some sort.

Get out there and get fit!

New Years Resolution?

A friend and client of mine is a big personal trainer in the Murfreesboro, TN area. He recently did a great little video about the effectiveness of your new years resolution. I concur. If you got you into this mess, get help getting out of it.

Follow Rod Key of Key Fitness on Facebook and check out this message from him. Once again, if you live in Murfreesboro, he’s your go-to guy.