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Push Ups and Sit Ups, Not As Easy As It Sounds

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Sit ups make me want to vomit.  Push ups make me want to die.  But for some sadomasochistic reason, I’ve decided to start doing the 200 sit ups and 100 push ups workout plans.

These plans work similarly to the Couch-to-5k running program.  They start you off slowly, and gradually (over the course of 6 weeks) work you up to the point of being able to do 100 push ups and 200 sit ups.  Both programs have three workouts per week.  Each workout is composed of a number of different sets of push ups / sit ups with scheduled rest time in between each set.

Before you begin the plans, you have to determine your ability level.  To do this, you do as many consecutive push ups and as many consecutive sit ups as possible.  These numbers determine where you start in the programs.  I managed to squeeze out 14 push ups and 19 sit ups.  As pathetic as that seems, maybe it’ll be for the best.  If I successfully finish this program, then I’ll feel more accomplished.  If I fail, then it won’t feel like such a loss.

I figured these programs would work pretty well since I had moderate success with the Couch-to-5k program.  We’ll see in approximately 6 weeks if I still have functioning arms and stomach muscles.


Written by Eric Spiegel

February 12, 2009 at 9:23 pm

Cue the Rocky Theme Song

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Elliptical Trainers -- Photo by cwcav @ www.sxc.huCheri and I have started trying to work out again. Yesterday and today we went to the gym in our apartment complex. Cheri walked/ran on the treadmill while I attempted to use the elliptical machine. Our gym has two elliptical machines and I used the one today that didn’t have the arms that moved. It felt awkward at first (like I was running backwards) but once I got into a rhythm it felt fine. It felt good to zone out to my iPod while watching Hard Rain on TNT with the captions turned on.

I think tomorrow we’ll take a break so we don’t overdo ourselves.

Written by Eric Spiegel

June 14, 2008 at 9:35 am

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