I’m a goal oriented person and with speed skating season coming to a close, I thought it would be good to make a plan of things I can do in the upcoming months otherwise from April until September this space would be filled with posts like: I Was Going To Exercise But I Drank Wine Instead or How To Spend Your Summer Horizontally.
While I may still write those, and yes, there will be research involved because I’m a professional, I’d like to intersperse them with other things. Some which consist of me actually moving.
Awhile back on twitter I saw the hashtag #100PushUps. It’s a program that can teach you how to do 100 push ups in 6 weeks. Intrigued, I went to go check it out. Turns out they have a few programs like 200 Squats, 200 Sit Ups and 150 Dips.
Next week I’m going to start two of the programs: The 100 push ups because it’s the original program and 200 squats because I need the lower body strength for speed skating.
Before beginning the program you do an initial test to determine where to start and how to plan your program.
I was able to do one full body push up. ONE! I will now be doing a knee push up version of the program. Apparently I have the upper body strength of a seven year old girl.
My lower body, however, is a different story. With the squat test I was up to 70 when the doorbell rang. It was the Jehovah’s Witness who comes to visit me every few weeks and keeps coming back because I can’t BE MEAN TO HIM. He’s super sweet, even when he’s explaining how the end of the world is approaching and my family is going to die. Not wanting to start all over again after he left, I’ve decided to use the start mark of 70, which it turns out is quite excellent for someone my age.
As I was laying in bed last night it dawned on me. I have the the upper body strength of a straw man and a lower body strength that is ranked as “excellent”. You realize what this means right?
I’m a T-rex.