Wednesday, August 31, 2005

5 sets (130)

30, 25 regular and 20 hindu pushups during the day. 30 regular and 25 feet elevated in the evening. Forearm is fine now, no more pain. There's just a little red spot left which is slowly disappearing. That's it for August. I will add another set now and latter maybe even more. Will see how it will go.

Monday, August 29, 2005

5 sets (115)

5 sets of various pushups - total 115. Will add another set soon.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

100 pushups

4 sets of 25 yesterday. Forearm is much better. I will start adding more sets now.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

4 sets (80)

80 pushups today. 4x20. I will now add hindu pushups and feet elevated pushups.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

4 sets (60)

4x15 regular pushups today. That's almost too easy. No need for a rest day in between workouts before I get to more than 100. Right wrist still hurts.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

4 sets (40)

After 6 days rest I'm starting another cycle. Just 4 sets of 10 regular pushups for a start. Doing them slowly with strict form. My right wrist hurts a little because I've been bitten by some poisonous bug/insect/spider ... don't know what it was. Almost whole inner forearm is red and swollen. Should be better in few day so I can increase pushups volume.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

150 push ups

6 sets of various pushups yesterday. 30, 20, 20 and 30, 25, 25. Felt a little pain in my right shoulder again so will now take longer rest and then start another cycle with lower volume and increase numbers slowly. There's no hurry. Never thought I'll be doing 100 pushups or more. I'm very happy with the progress so far.
Before the new cycle I'll try one set max to see if I can do more than 40.

Monday, August 15, 2005

6 sets (135)

6 sets - added another set. That will help me increase daily volume. 30 regular, 2x20 hindu pushups. In the evening 30 regular, 20&15 feet elevated. Total 135 push ups. Felt a little pain in my right shoulder and left triceps. Will take longer rest if I'll still feel the pain in 2 days(next workout).

Sunday, August 14, 2005

5 sets (120)

5 sets again yesterday. 30 regular, 20&15 hindu pushups. In the evening: 30 regular and 25 feet elevated. I will add another set and will be doing 3 sets sometime during the day and 3 sets in the evening.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Hindu pushups

Hindu pushups are great. They work whole upper body and also give you good cardio workout. Here's short description how to do them by Mike Mahler:

Hindu push ups
This is a kickass exercise and one of my favorites. In addition to being a great upper body exercise, it's great for increasing flexibility in the spine and is a fantastic pick-me-up whenever you feel lethargic. Get on all fours and press your butt in the air. Bend your back as if you were trying to make a triangle. Your head should be aligned with your back facing towards your feet. Take a deep breath and then sweep down in a circular arc motion and bend back looking up at the ceiling and breathing out. From there, push back toward your heels and start over.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

5 sets (115)

5 sets yesterday. 30 regular, 2 sets of hindu (18, 12). In the evening: 30 regular and 25 feet elevated - total 115 pushups. I did the same number of feet elevated than last time (25) but it felt much harder this time. Interesting. Every day is a little different.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

July 05 - 717 push ups

According to this blog I did 717 pushups in July. That seems a lot to me. But the way I'm progressing I'll more than double that in August. As mentioned before I see some results on my chest muscles and triceps but not much ofcourse - it's been only a month. I'm looking forward to see the results at the end of this month.
To balance muscles in the upper body I'm also doing back exercises. I don't have a pull-up bar so I'm doing body rows which are exactly the opposite of pushups - they work back muscles and biceps.

Monday, August 08, 2005

5 sets (110)

On Saturday I did 30 regular and then 2 sets of hindu pushups( 15,10). I could probably do 25 hindu in one set but I felt some tension in left shoulder so will progress slowly to 25-30. In the evening: 30 regular and 25 feet elevated pushups. The last set was surprisingly easy. I expected feet elevated pushups to be much harder (I'm using 18'' chair - aprox. 46cm). Few minutes after last set I felt nice pump in my upper chest.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

1 set - 40

40 pusups in one set today. Last 2 were difficult. It will probably take a while before I can do 50. But I'm happy with my progress. 40 is my personal record. I did 40 just twice before in my life but that was years ago. This time I'm progressing slowly and there's no pain in my shoulder and that's the most important thing. Next time I'll set my new PR even if it's just 41. :) Can't wait.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

4 sets (105)

Yesterday the plan was 4x25 but on the last set I did 30 for a total of 105 pusups. For now I won't increase numbers very much but will do sets of different pushup types - hindu pushups, diamond pushups, feet elevated, regular ... etc.