A journey into self improvement (physical fitness and a little zen) by a geek and certified couch spud.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
happy new year
well, no tags on this one. nothing much has been happening. been thru a series of colds, lower back / pelvis still not right and the holiday rush had me beat. now we have a Wii Fit+, and things are getting better. mostly exploring, and finding out how pathetic my balance is (sometimes doing so poorly, they don't even give me a star for trying!)... more later.
I found the website hundredpushups.com, and looked at it.
Sounded too good to be true, but since I can’t get to 20 without a break, if I could double it, that would be great! I went from too skinny to a reasonable weight after school, but never built any arm strength (too much bicycling, and poor body image, plus general geekieness, if that’s a word). This will be a real challenge.
I expect I will do weeks 3-6 a few times before ‘passing’. I intend to repeat days over and over until I can complete the specified minimum reps. The whole family is doing it, some on their knees.
If it works as well as I hope, the next task will be to use the same pattern for double crunches (crunches and reverse crunches at the same time, kind of like an upside down jack-knife), then on to chin-ups (but probably at half the reps – I think 50 will be plenty), then squats and then …
Who knows where this might end…