We have completed the first round of the 100 push ups challenge! We actually had 20 people join in…a lot more than I expected.
I am really proud of all the people who took (sometimes embarrassing) videos of themselves and allowed me to post them on the internet for the whole world (all 3 of my readers) to see!
Below you will find all of the challengers, along with their stats and reason for entering the challenge. I didn’t even make the top 10; plus there are a few women who are beating me as well! Don’t they know that they shouldn’t embarrass me on my own website?
Anyway, you can find all of the videos here at the push ups challenge page. Be sure to give each challenger feedback and support.
Push Ups Challenge: Round 1
Name Push Ups Weight Height Reason for Entering the Challenge
YFS 65 178 6'1" I like a good challenge
Mike P 50 195 5'6" Motivation - Friendly Competition - Need to start losing weight.
Andy 41 Strength Training
Adam (I Was Fat N Broke) 41 376.6 5'8" Weight loss and I like a good challenge.
Amin 35 241 6'0" Weight loss & Strength Training
Ferd 20 Motivation for getting in shape.
Crazy Runner 20 Strength Training
Apple 11 225 5'9" To get in shape , and become healthier, and become a more toned plus size model.
KL 10 GUILT! 🙂
Ok, ok... self-improvement.
Fat Guy (me) 8 287 (in video) 5'6" Weight Loss & Strength Training
William 6 Trying to get back in shape
Katy 6 115 5'3" I need to increase my physical activity and get back in the habit of exercising on a regular basis.
Alexis 5 115 5'4" Motivated by Khaleef
Dannie 4 102 4'11" I entered the challenged to see if I can really do 100 pushups in a row. I have always had very weak upper body strength and this challenge will allow me to change that.
Poobla 4 205 5'7" Jumpstart exercise regime
Hypermommy 4 "Too Much" 5'4" Strength Training and Weight Loss
Roseline 28 (modified) 119 5'8" I want to build up my upper body strength.
Jazzwife 12 (modified) 5'6" Strength Training, Weight Loss
Mica 4 (modified) 5'5" Weight loss initially but I love this challenge and am looking for a support group.
Lisa 2 (modified) 203 5'6" Weight loss, and I like to be challenged.
I will continue with the 2nd round of the challenge this week. Some of the challengers have made big improvements from the first video. I am excited to see people get serious about their health! I am hoping that many people will become inspired to take control of their health, even if it’s just small steps – such as doing five minutes worth of push ups throughout the day.
There are a few people who have injured themselves in ways unrelated to the challenge. Two of the challengers have back injuries, one has carpel tunnel syndrome, another hurt her shoulder while trying to film the 2nd video (fortunately, it was just temporary muscle strain), and another challenger got injured in a skiing accident!
A couple of the people who are injured were still able to record their second video, however, for the ones who aren’t able to do push ups, I will allow them to sit out for this round but still be a part of the challenge once they heal.
Even though they didn’t hurt themselves by doing push ups, I still want to caution everyone to listen to your body. Please don’t strain yourself too hard (I know, I know…I have to listen to my own advice) – you don’t want to be incapacitated for weeks because you pushed yourself too hard over the course of a minute or two!
There were a few people who wanted to join the challenge, but they were not comfortable with posting videos. Also, I had some people comment about getting back into doing push ups. If you are “following along” at home, then please leave a comment letting us know your progress.
The point of this challenge is for me to beat my nemesis, avoid running a 10k, and to inspire other people to get off the couch and get active! If a fat guy like me can do it, then anyone out there can (don’t forget that one of the challengers is in a wheelchair…and has one of the best scores).
Let me know what you are doing to meet your fitness and other health goals, I am really looking forward to hearing from you!
photo by zirconicusso
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