02:09 pm - the hundred pushup challenge I read in lisa's journal that she had begun something called The One Hundred Push-Up Challenge that claimed that with no more than 20 minutes or so of exercise three days a week, after six weeks anyone could do 100 consecutive pushups.
I am, to be honest, deeply skeptical of the program - 100 consecutive drill-instructor-perfect (back ramrod straight, eyes looking dead ahead not down, chest touches the deck when in the "down" position) pushups is a serious goal - but I figured, what the hell. Worst-case scenario, after six weeks I've done a shitload of pushups. What's to lose?
When I was discussing this with my girlf last night, I pointed out that it would be easier for her since she didn't need to go anywhere NEAR as low in the "down" position to touch her chest to the ground. :)
Well, you can definitely get from 10 consecutives to 50 or 60 consecutives after six weeks - boot camp makes that EMINENTLY clear. =) But yeah, we'll just have to see about the 100; I'll be there right behind you one way or the other!
I'm doing this too, although I haven't been keeping track of my numbers...I'm gonna start writing them down.
I don't think military grade push-ups are really necessary, but it's nice to have a standard to go by. When I played football, I always started the season unable to do 10 pushups and finished the season able to however many kept me from getting yelled at. Maybe 50 consecutive (in full gear), but the following year I was always back where I started, because basketball never required pushups and baseball barely required exercise.