30 Day Project – February

My 30 Day Project for February is to be able to do 100 push-ups in a single set.   The most common reaction when I talk about it?  “You’re nuts!”

Is it ambitious to the point of being aggressive?  You bet.   30 Day Projects aren’t supposed to be easy.   This is going to be a difficult painful month.

On the other hand, I have five fingers.   How many people do you know able to do 100 pushups?  I don’t know any.  In 4 weeks, I will know one.

What have I done to prepare?  Nada.  Nothing.  Zip.  Zilch.  I am starting this from scratch.

Here’s my plan:

At this moment, I can d0 20 pushups.  I am going to start with 5 sets of 2/3 of my max(14) with a one minute break in between sets .  That will happen in the morning and before bed.   Each session will involve more pushups.  I need to add about 3 to a set each day to get to 100 by the end of the month.

Now, it’s entirely possible that I won’t be able to manage 5 sets of 14, or that my progression is unmanageable.  That’s ok.  I refuse to test my endurance on this, and I’ve done no research.  I’m flexible and willing to adjust my plan to match reality.

Aggressive and painful.  Wish me luck.

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    1. Wow. I’m going to move my goal to do 50 push-ups up by a month to match your 30 Day Project. 🙂

      I can do 10 right now – that’s how many I’ve been doing a day for the last week. I’ll start this project off by doing four sets of 10 today – two sets at around 5pm (after work during the week and before going out on the weekends) and 2 sets before bed. I’ll add 1 to each set from 2/2-2/13, taking me up to 22 per set by 2/13. I’ll then add 2 to each set from 2/14-2/27. That should take me to 50 per set by the end of the month without killing myself.

      Good luck to us both!

    2. I’m 3 weeks into my 6 week goal of doing 36 push ups in 30 seconds…I just completed a very lazy weekend…did 0 on Sat and 0 on Sunday..go get it man!

    3. That’s more than I can do, faster than I can do it. 🙂

      Thanks for the support, both of you!

    4. Wow…30 seconds…I think I could do 5 in thirty seconds if I really hurt myself. Good luck Ken!

    5. I’m hurting in places I haven’t strained in a while. Muscles I forget about are getting used more than they have been in years.

    6. I completely flaked out but started again yesterday. I’m not sore today but I might be tomorrow.

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