Monday, September 01, 2008

serious bet or just for fun?

what's the deal with the bet? i take it, since only 3 videos have been posted since the deadline, the remaining participants automatically lose. unless the deadline was extended and i wasn't aware of this...

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Back to Week 4

So, I haven't done pushups in at least a couple of weeks. That's why I'm starting over on Week 4. It is HARD to backtrack. Goodness gracious. I literally have a headache from doing the push-ups just now.

27-20-20-17-35

I won't be putting up a video in time for your bet, but since I'm not really part of the bet, it doesn't matter! :o)

Monday, August 25, 2008

3 down

So I just looked at the pushup videos. Great job to Roncarlo, Rhymenocerous and Kat! I think they did a good job with their pushups. I was definitely laughing at Rhymen's push-ups as the counter started losing track as well as his butt raises.

Anyways... let's try and get those other video's up. You have about 5 more days (as of this post timestamped in Beijing)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

One hundred and three-ish

Sorry for falling off the map for a while but my shoulder took a couple of weeks to get better, then a few days of easing back into it to finally get here. So here's my video. I added a few extra pushups for good measure. My arms are floppy and the my little boy you can kind of hear in the background needs to be carried (wish me luck). I can't lie, hearing him playing and laughing helped me a bit.

video

Hope you guys are all doing well. Can't wait to see the rest of the videos.

P.S. Preemptive strike – Don't be hatin' on my short-short house-shorts. Y'all know you want cut up pasty-white thighs like mine.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Fitness kick

so i just renewed my motivation for working out today after watching Kat's video....very proud of you girl! and also b/c a friend made a comment on how "super skinny" i've become ever since moving out here. i'd didn't really believe it until thinking about it after reading my friend's email. i guess it's a combination of the running streak, pushup bet, brief football practice and the fact that the food out here has no preservatives at all! gabi keeps me on a very good diet so i have her to thank for it as well. in any case, i ran 1 mile today in 8:28 and did 60 pushups just for fun. i'll try to do 100 each week. wish me luck.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Here it is!

video
Alright peeps, here's my attempt at the 100 pushups. Please don't make me do it again. P.S. Excuse the profanity!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Final Test

100 pushups....just for your viewing pleasure.

let me know if the quality is good enough....if not, i'll do it again. :D


video

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Roncarlo!

Just want to wish a Happy Birthday to Roncarlo who turns 51 today. He looks young because of all the pushups he can do. As far as I know, Roncarlo is currently partying in Transylvania, Romania where he's probably drinking Glenlivet and tequila neck shots.

So Happy Birthday Roncarlo and hope you have trouble uploading your video! =)

What Does Michael Phelps Eat?

US swimmer Michael Phelps made history yesterday when he scooped a record-breaking 11th Olympic gold medal. He has now topped the podium five times in Beijing. After his latest victory, he revealed the secret behind his six-days-a-week, five-hours-a-day training regime: an extraordinary 12,000-calorie daily diet, six times the intake of a normal adult male.

Read the article

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

week 6---uno mas

so i had to re-do week 6 cause i'm a dork. i didn't realize that we're doubling up on the sets. i was wondering why the numbers decreased. anyway, i don't mind repeating wk 6; i need more practice. so far, my pushups have been: 22-22-20-20-17-17-15-15-50. good luck to all who are at 100!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

final test take 1

so i did my final test already and had no problem doing the 100...gabi counted for me. however, the video didn't capture the whole length of my body. so it could be open to scrutiny. so i shall wait until tomorrow and do the pushups again.

i must say though, the 100 is getting easier and easier the more i do them. keep it up everyone!!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Final Test Reminder

Hey everyone! Just a quick reminder that starting the 17th until the 31st you'll need to upload a video of you doing 100 push-ups. There's actually a way to upload the video through the blog edit tool. Keep in mind that most of your video's will be HUGE and those with slow connections (Roncarlo being one of them) will have to go to either an internet cafe or find someone with a DSL/Cable modem.

I personally will wait until the very last day because I'm still on week 4. But if you're ready, do it now and get it over with. I'd start taping your exhaustion tests just in case you're able to do 100 pushups.

Hope you're all able to do them otherwise one or two people will have some traveling money going their way.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Week 4, Day 3 - I'm struggling

The past few times I've done my push-ups have been excruciating. I just haven't been well-rested, and now I think I'm getting sick. *cough* Didn't have time to do push-ups Friday or Saturday so I had to do them today. 30-22-22-20-50. This probably isn't accurate since I waited about 15 minutes in between sets for the first three sets since I kept getting caught up with work and would forget that I was in the middle of doing my push-ups. Ha! Nevertheless, my final number still sux. My body is rejecting the pushsups.

Now I have to do my exhaustion test tonight since I want to start my Week 5 program tomorrow...in Mexico. Not sure if this is going to work out. Ugh.

One more thing - my friend (and Helen's) has a website FitFiend.com. I was talking to him about our blog, and he exlaimed,"Why didn't you blog on my website??!!!!!" I'm like, ummmmm, didn't realize I could do that. So I think he wants to try to get this blog on his site.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

week 5, day 1

wow, the sets do get pretty crazy this week.

40, 32, 20, 25, 40.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

another exhaustion test

i hit 100 again, but this time i struggled a lot more than expected....maybe it's b/c i stopped doing the weekly pushups...

anyways, i got up to 80....no problem....i stopped to catch my breath and then continued...i mean struggled to eek out 20 more. i did 5 more, then 3, 2, 3, 3, 2, 1, 1.....

my goal this week is to do 100 more on friday and possibly on sunday, then do my test for you guys sometime next week.

keep it going boys and girls!

Man down!

I finished Week 6 a couple of days ago and really overdid it. Week 5 and 6 are killers, just don't overdo it, remember you can redo the weeks, learn from me. I really wanted the to reach the goals of the last day and in the process pulled something on my back below my right shoulder. Nothing horrible but I'm going to have to take a few days off to recover. Good thing we have a few more weeks. I'm going to repeat Week 6 at least two more times before I can get to 100.

Week 6:
Day 2: 30-30-25-25-25-25-22-22-max 44=248
Day 3: 27-27-23-23-23-23-20-20-max 45=231

"Ohh, it's the deep burn. Oh, it's so deep. Oh, I can barely lift my right arm 'cause I did so many. I don't know if you heard me counting. I did over a thousand." – Ron Burgundy

end of week 4 exhaustion test

85.

so exhausted.

somebody.

shoot me now.

Update

I can't believe it's already week 6. Seriously? In no way am I ready to do 100 though. Did the exhaustion test over the weekend and actually made it to 50. Whole lotta shakin' and sweatin' goin' on by the end! So the first day of week 6, here's how it went: 42-35-32-30-45
What are the exact rules when it comes to finally doing the 100 push ups? Can we pause in the middle of it? And how do you define "pause"? I'm thinking it's in the "up" position of the push-up where hands/arms are extended, not bent. 

Monday, August 04, 2008

week 4, day 3

ok, it's been a week since i've done a pushup, and the regression shows...

30, 22, 22, 20, 55

damnit!

Week 4, Day 1

i'm terribly tired. Got 5 hrs of sleep last night, was exhausted from the exhaustion test and I really just want to nap right now. But I did my push-ups anyway.

27-20-20-17-43

I feel like giving up.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Exhaustion Test after Week 3

Ugh, I knew it was going to be a bad idea to do it the day after doing some pushups.

53. Disappointing.

And now I'm going to have to do Week 4 Day 1 tomorrow to get myself back on my regular schedule. My arms feel dead.

Nighty night.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

wk 5

just did another exhaustion test....managed only 90 pushups. in my defense, i'm not feeling 100%. i'll get back on track.

Week 3, Day 3

My schedule is all off because i was in SF for a few days. Ugh. Did Week 3, Day 3 just now:

30-22-22-20-50

Supposed to do another exhaustion test tomorrow!! ACK - no rest = not a ton of pushups. I guess we'll see how it goes. siiigh.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

to Ron

Forgot to congratulate you...do they have steroids in the food in Budapest?

:o)

Tynee Terror's Week 3, Day 2

Didn't do push-ups for three days. Then i went out and drank and had a really greasy slice of pizza. Then I did my push-ups in my underwear so that it'd be less weight.

27-21-21-18-42

Week 5 and Week 6 start

So I have it written down somewhere at home but I got through Week 5 fine, each time hitting a max of about 60-65 at the end of everyday. Then took a few days off and tried the exhaustion test for Week 6. Man, I went from 80 last week to only 63 this week and I was really struggling. Just like I discovered before, I shouldn't take too long a break in between, so back on track... for now.

Either way, I made enough to move on to the third column for Week 6 and am finding out this is really getting tough. Just yesterday I had to do 56-45-42-40 then hit a max of only 34! Dang, that's a low max! After looking back I realized I did do quite a few pushups total: 214. So I shouldn't feel too bad, considering in Week 1 Day 1 I had only done a total of 61 and THAT was tough then.

So back to Week 6, scared of day 2. I'm supposed to do 30-30-25-25-25-25-22-22 plus max out afterward! Dang. Wish me luck. I'm sure I'm going to go through Week 6 again. Good thing we have a month left.

Monday, July 28, 2008

week 4, day 2

first of all, congrats roncarlo! first to reach a hundred, though it's only your word against the world's ;-)

i just finished my sets: 27, 21, 21, 18, 70.

steadily making progress, but looking forward to the exhaustion test at the end of the week.

keep on keepin' on, people!

exhaustion test

so i decided to skip the last day of wk 4 and just do my exhaustion test....

100 good form pushups BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i didn't have any video camera to document the feat, but i'll be sure to duplicate it come august.

felt really good...didn't start to struggle until i reached 80....stopped to focus and then had a harder time with the last 10. in anycase, i hope this will motivate you guys and girls to push your max higher. enjoy. :D

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Week 4, Day 1

Not the smartest thing to do push-ups at 2:00 am, after a really exhausting day, but I won't have time tomorrow since I'll be in SF for work.

27-20-20-17-37

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Week 3, Day 3

30-22-22-20-42

Now I've got a headache...but off to the gym.

Have a great weekend!

week 4, day 1

27, 20, 20, 17, 60... as i huff and puff.

Dude....

Seriously, I'm kinda frustrated with my progress....or lack of.  So far, this is how's it's been:
Week3, day3: 25-19-19-17-30
Week4, day1: 22-16-16-14-35; day2: 22-17-17-15-30; day3: 25-19-19-17-35

Ok, really, I can't seem to get pass 35. What the F? And I can't believe it's week 5 soon. Hmmm, I'm thinking I need to repeat week 4?

Thursday, July 24, 2008

wk 4/day 2

ran with some pain in my right IT band, but I still ran 1.66 miles. followed that up with some good fun push ups, just because... :D

27-21-21-18-75

...so this brings me to football practice...the coaches decided i was too short to play WR, but felt my speed and agility would be perfect for a RB. i've never played or had an interest to play the RB position but apparently they liked it and feel i'd be really good at it.

anyways, during practice i got hit on my right thigh and now i'm in serious pain....OUCH!!! in any case, i should be fine by next week. enjoy.

week 3, day 3 (finally!)

although it took almost 2 weeks to complete week 3, i've finally done it.

30, 22, 22, 20, 60.

i feel a lot better about this showing than the last. looks like the ingestion was an anomoly... good times!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

MON DIEU!

"OH MY GOD!" I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO freakin' tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiired. Had a long day of work until 15 minutes ago. Exhausted. Absolutely exhausted. But sometimes I think I do better when I'm super stressed. I seem to get all of that energy out into my push-ups.

Week 3, Day 2 - 27-19-19-15-41

Nite, all.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

wk 4/day 1

felt kinda sick today but managed to do my pushups...

27-20-20-17-40

i intentionally stopped at 40 b/c i was also feeling lazy...i'll get my strength back soon.

Week 4 end and new max

Been busy with work and playing pretend single dad as Nico's mom spent last Saturday with her lady friends at a bachelorette day/night out. So I was carrying around a 17lb. baby boy, who fighting the irritations of excema (or exzcema, depending on who's checking) for most of Saturday. I might have missed my pushups but my arms were getting a workout. But I "digest." Latest stats:

End of Week 4: 30-22-22-20, then maxed the 5th set at 64

Before the start of Week 5, another exhaustion test and I hit 80! Woo-friggin'-hoo!

I guess I'm back on track... for now. I'm starting Week 5 off schedule (or sheh-deeool as my peeps in England pronounce it) but at least I'm starting it much stronger than last week. I'll try to get a run in tomorrow. For now it's time to relax and catch Conan O'Brien.

Monday, July 21, 2008

week 3, day 2

25, 19, 19, 15, 35... ok, i'm digressing... or is it regressing. tynee? any thoughts? ;-)

*HUFF PUFF*

Good god, these push-ups are getting harder.

Exhaustion test - 42 (not as high as I wanted, but at least I did 12 better than the initial test, and my arms aren't bigger than my waist...yet). Would've done this in my bikini at the sundeck and taken photos to post on this blog but wasn't thinking. Sorry, boys...and girls. You don't think about these things when you aint gettin' paid. HA! ;op

Week 3, Day 1 - 25-17-17-15-30

Now I'm off to the gym for the rest of my upper body workout...before i cook and pig out on dindin.

hope everyone is doing well and staying cool!!!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

wk 3/day 3

finished running 1.43 miles and doing my pushups....tired from the wknd b/c a friend came to visit and we were out late. anyways, here it is...

30-22-22-20-70=164

i think i'm ready for another exhaustion test and this time, i know i can push it closer to 100. :D

keep it up everyone...it's not that bad. ;)

Friday, July 18, 2008

Week 2, Day 3

15-15-12-12-33

Don't think I should've done drunk push-ups on the nyc sidewalk last night with my friend Jevaun who is also doing the push-up challenge on his own. See Exhibit A and B.

Exhibit A

Exhibit B

Thursday, July 17, 2008

week 3...day2

Didn't get to run today so I'm determined to do it tomorrow-hopefully at least 3 miles. Push up count: 22-17-17-15-40. Can you say shaken arm syndrome?!

Out of commission this week

I'm probably not going to be able to do any this week. I was out in the rain w/o an umbrella and got sick the following day. Tried to do push-ups but was only able to manage 15. Hopefully next week i'll be able to continue week 3 at 100%.

Week 4 Day 2 and heads up

So, I'm finally getting my max back up but the program's just getting tougher. Just a heads up, Weeks 5 and 6 have more sets than we are used to. For those following the program, everyday we have 5 sets to do, 4 prescribed and the last one we max out on. The last two days of Weeks 5 and 6 have 8 and 9 sets respectively. YIKES! Here are my stats for Week 4 Day 2:

27-21-21-18 5th set maxed at 61

Going to try to get a run in today and do some extra pushups, got to get to 100! Holla back y'all.

Love,
Da 'Nocerous

week 3, day 1

25, 17, 17, 15, 45... this is freakin' exhausting!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Week 2, Day 2

16-13-11-11-35 *HUFF PUFF*
ran 1.21 miles in 11:05, then did my pushups. felt a little better, although i did pull my right quad yesterday doing sprints. anyways...

27-19-19-15-65=145

trying to get that max back up.

It's getting harder (That's what she said)

Okay so Week 3 ended a few days ago for me and just started Week 4 yesterday. Man, my max at the end of Day 1 of Week 4 dropped dramatically, the amount of reps for each set has even dropped a bit. I had a day of rest yesterday and will be doing day 2 tonight for this week, I'm crossing my fingers that my max will go back up. Maybe it was that stupid rest for the weekend. That week I had to play catch up, I did a lot more going every day....(thinking) I'm doing pushups everyday-ish. Here are the stats:

Week 3 Day 3: 30-22-22-20, 5th set max 64. Then, went for a 6 mile run, it took about an hour and five mins, minus a few because of traffic lights.
Week 4 Day 1: 27-20-20-17, 5th set max 50.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Week3...Day1

Worked ALL weekend so I didn't get a chance to work out at all. Then I had to entertain some out-of-town guests on Monday so I took them to the beaches in La Jolla-which were gorgeous-and stayed out all night for dinner and drinks. So my Monday workout was bumped to Tuesday. By that time, I was exhausted. Maybe it's the heat. Who knows, but I was only able to run almost 3 miles. I still made sure to do other exercise, like lunges, squats, abs, and those damn pushups =) 20-15-15-12-35.  I'm sure I'll feel it tomorrow. Right now, I'm so tired and sleepy. Good night ya'll!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Week 2, Day 1

BLAH! I don't feel any improvement. This time I'm going to blame it on the benadryl i took last night. ha. Anyway, 12-12-9-7-31. Yikers.

wk 3/day 1

so after my exhaustion test, i was kinda bummed. i really thought i could get to 100 by now. anyways, today made up for it...ran 3.25 miles in 30:35 (~9:24 pace). then i did my pushups:

25-17-17-15-50=124

i'll bounce back

need a lot more work

woke up early and hit the track for some interval training, then came home and did the exhaustion test... for a grand total of 50 pushups. wtf! haha, very humbling indeed.

playoff update: we lost by 2 points when i missed a potentially game-winning 3 pointer. damnit!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

need a little more work

just did my exhaustion test and i'll have to say, it certainly lives up to its name...

80 good form pushups, w/ a rest or two in between

i felt more tired today then yesterday for some reason. anyways, i still got a lot of work to do.

very humbling.

2nd Week Exhaustion Test

I just finished doing my exhaustion test today because I didn't want my Monday exercise to get affected.

I was able to do only 50 solid ones. I started off fast just to get a lot out of the way. I definitely couldn't do anymore and I already started struggling at 40. But I'm happy with my progress. I expect by the next exhaustion test I'll hit 70.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

week 2, days 2 & 3

day 2: 16, 13, 11, 11, 65

day 3: 15, 15, 12, 12, 45

so i've completed my first week of interval training, waking up early and heading to the track for some hi/lo-intensity running, doing my pushups on the days in between. following in jaybroni's footsteps, i decided to do day 3's pushups super slow, with a hard stop at the top of each rep. man that made a big difference in my max (could also be the lack of sleep and the alcohol consumed merely hours earlier!), but i think he's right in that it'll help out during the exhaustion test. good call, jaybroni!

as far as progress goes, i'd been steadily increasing my max with each day (aside from the last day when i did the slow pushups), and i'm already noticing a difference in my upper body, as my a-cups are filling out quite nicely thank you very much. i got my basketball playoffs starting tomorrow, so we'll see if all this training pays dividends on the court as well :-)

Friday, July 11, 2008

Week 2, Day 3

Having a hard time attaining a new max. Did 15-15-12-12-22 in the pouring rain. Not sure why there are days I struggle to make 20. Maybe because I do them really really slow. I'll know for sure if that really helps when I do my exhaustion test this weekend.

My goal is to break 60.

update - I'm reposting the current poll AFTER everyone does the exhaustion test after week 2. I hope everyone will have done that by then.

Too Tired

Crikey! I have to stop doing my push-ups when I'm exhausted. Got 3 hrs of sleep last night.

week one, day 3: 15-15-12-12-28

NOT GOOD!!!!!!!!!!
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
ran 2.72 miles in blistering heat then did my push ups

15-15-12-12-71=125

haven't done my exhaustion test yet...will wait until sunday.

have a good weekend kids.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Week 3 Day 1,2

Long time no post. I've been slammed at work and just have enough energy to do my pushups and put in a run. After that, I have to spend time with my little 3-month-old. He's growing too fast and I'd hate to miss any of it. Here are my stats for Week 3 so far, still on the third column:

Week 3 Day 1: 25-17-17-15, 5th set max 56
Week 3 Day 2: 27-19-19-15, 5th set max 58

My max isn't going up as quickly as Weeks 1-2 but the first four sets are getting much more intense.

Joel, where you at? We voted you in and you're just lurking. I remember you said you'll wait until after basketball season to end. You have three seasons a year. Let's see Ron's training in football twice a week, Milhouse and Luxelogic are both training for 10ks, Kat's always training. I put in a run about twice a week and carry around a 16.6lb baby for about 2-3 hours total a day. C'mon, just about 10-15 minutes a day for three days a week. I've seen them guns and know you can do it. (Everyone) JOEL...JOEL...JOEL...JOEL!

Hope you find this motivating, plus this blog could use your wit. Even if it's at your own pace, as long as you're progressing, get in this... c'mon all the cool kids are doing it. "I learned it by watching you!" Or maybe this video (not a Rick Roll) of Jack Lalanne doing pushups at the age of 60 can get you going.

Final Test Weeks

After looking over the poll on the right, I've decided to screw you all and make the test for Week 1 of August. =)

We'll set the dates for the last two weeks of August.

What does that mean?
It means from Aug 17 - Aug 30 11:59 PST you HAVE to submit a video through the Upload video button when creating a new post or youtube.

What if I don't have a video submitted between those dates?
You will lose the $100 dollars which will be split among those that have completed the 100 pushups.

What should be in the video?
a front or side view of you preferably on the same level from the ground as you are. You'll also need a third party to say each push-up out loud. The video must be continuous if at any point it cuts to another scene, you lose.

What if I don't have a camera?
Borrow from someone. No excuses. Either you have a video or not.

We're still waiting on fliptree to post his stuff. He's a bit shy so why don't we trash talk... i mean cheer him on!!!

wk 2/day 2

well, i missed yesterday b/c i was on a sail boat...so here it is

16-13-11-11-70=121

plus i ran my usual mile+

time to tan and swim...

I just can't do it... or can I?

did 12-12-9-7 then a max of 27 for a total of 67. I guess it was my high intensive interval training that got me tired the last time... or was it something else?

I wanted to do it before I left so that I look more like Mario Lopez, only the hottest guy alive since . I think these Tahitians know what "hot stuff" really looks like when it's written across my shirt.


Friday I'm shooting for a max of 35.

Pathetic

So I started out really well on monday: 12-12-9-7-25. Tuesday was still good cause I  did my weekly long run by running for 6 miles. Then I made my friend do some lunges (my favorite!) and tricep dips with me. She hated me after that, but then she got me back my making me do some ab work. In the end, I didn't really mind it. Did some bicep curls and shoulder lifts and called it a day. And then...wednesday morning came. Did my push-ups: 16-13-11-11-20. Crap! Maybe I shouldn't have done it so early in the morning when I was super tired & sleepy. But hey, No excuses right. So, I'm disappointed in myself. But I hope to make it up by Friday. 

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Unleashing the Pawaah

I got 5 hours of sleep last night; I normally need 10. Needless to say, I was exhausted today. And then, on top of that, work made me really, really angry. I mean, REALLY angry. I wanted to punch a wall. I wanted to hurt some people. Luckily, I'm not THAT crazy. I kept my composure in the office, and haven't punched anything or anyone...yet. Instead, I went to the gym for 1.5 hours.

Today was Day 2 of the challenge. I started off with my usual 20 minutes cardio, except I stepped up the level a few notches. It felt GOOD. Then I stretched and did my push-ups. 12-12-10-10-22. I have no idea if that's good or bad, but I do know that my arms felt dead after that. When I got to the final set of seeing the max I could do, I tried what the 100 push-ups guy suggests for the final test:
"
Take your time, don't rush and focus on performing ten push ups at a time. Breaking the magic hundred into smaller chunks will make the goal more achievable and give you more chance of success." Um, that totally did NOT work for me. I felt discouraged counting back to 1, and it slowed me down. What's that say about me?

After the push-ups, I did a full body workout since I can't workout tomorrow - lats, shoulders, abs, thighs, glutes, biceps, triceps, back, calves (I may not be able to get out of bed tomorrow and especially on Friday.)...I hope my strength training won't make me look like Ms. Olympia. Imagining Arnold Schwarzenegger saying "UNLEEASH THE PAWAAAH!!" now not only makes me laugh but also sorta scares me.* HA!

*The Gov. is speaking at my conference in October, and the theme of the conference is "Unleash the Power. So my colleagues and I keep imagining him saying that."


Tuesday, July 08, 2008

week 2, day 1

started the week yesterday day with 20 minutes of interval training at the local high school track, thus beginning my new weekly routine of interval training on mondays and wednesdays, and pushups on tuesdays, thursdays and saturdays. got to the track at 6:40am, and there were already a bunch of people young and old out there walking/running/jogging. it's so early people! whytf are you up!?!? anyways, it was a great workout. i could feel the fat burn immediately. good times baby!

12, 12, 9, 9, 60.

btw, i like how this blog/group grew from just a pushups-challenge crew to an overall fitness crew. sweet.

Week 2, Day 1

Started off bad this week. Only did 12-12-9-7 and a max of 12. I don't know why I had a hard time. Maybe it was the two day break I had.

Also did some interval running. Jogged about 2 mins then ran really fast (or fast jog) for 1 min.. Did that for a total of 3 mins. Then did ab crunches.

Now i just finished eating tempura shrimp. I feel healthy already.

43/12.5/13.5

Monday, July 07, 2008

tynee terror is here!

But ya'll don't have to worry because I'm not joining in on the bet. I don't want to embarass anyone and take anyone's money. ha! Just here to blog and have fun.

So I'm home sick with a bad stomach virus, but somehow I got a boatload of motivation and energy in the past two hours. Took advantage of it and did my initial test and day one of the challenge.

Intitial Test - 30
Day 1 - 10-10-8-6-21

Not bad for a 5' 0.75", 10# pound woman, eh? ;op If I actually do the 100 pushups, I'm going to treat myself to all the ramen in the world. Mmm mm goood. Good luck to everyone who's in on the bet!

Week 2 end and new max

Okay so these last few days have been tough. I've messed with my rhythm last week by starting on a Tuesday, then missed a couple of days and played catch-up over the weekend to get back on track. So I've been doing pushups consecutively since Friday and will do more tonight. That all said. Week 2 down at: 15-15-12-12-54. Then yesterday I did the test to see where I'd start for week 3, I got up to 60 with a couple of breaks but, again, without my knees touching the ground. Dang this is getting harder... "that's what she said." Not doing as much as Senor Roncarlo but shit, I've made some strides from my initial test (27) before Week 1.

P.S. Where's my pic on my posts? I already covered my face so no one would be offended, dang, my grill that ugly too? <-- This question is not a poll but it can be. Is The Rhymenocerous' grill ugly? Yes or no.

wk 2/day 1

12-12-9-7-65=105

Saturday, July 05, 2008

End of Week 1

Survived week 1! 15-13-10-10-20. I decided to push myself to do 20 and holy schnikeees! Doing 20 was rough so doing 100 seems impossible. Not that I'm giving up. I want that $100!
Just got home from working out: ran for 2.5 miles, went on the stairclimber, did some free weights. I know it's supposed to be "rest day" but to me, that means resting from doing push-ups, not from running and lifting weights, as long as I'm working on different muscle groups. Is that so wrong? I guess this week was different cause I only worked one day this week so I was able to use my free time to run and hit the gym. Once I start working my regular schedule,  I may be only able to work out a few times(?).  But I will be sure to make time for my long runs once a week. 
I know some of you are training for a 10k in August. There is another 10k in September at Balboa Park for the AIDS Walk/Run in case anyone is interested.  I plan on training for that one. 

Are we still looking at August 31 as the final date? The only problem I have is that I will be on an airplane the entire day. I won't get into San Diego until 10 pm. Does anyone have a problem with me doing the push-ups the next day? Any suggestions? 

Week 2 Day 2

Okay, like I said, haven't put in a run in a while and just finally recovered from being sore from that last run. So no running yet, might put one in tomorrow. But I didn't do too bad considering it's the 4th of July. Did the prescribed four sets then maxed out on the fifth set at 56, this time my arms were shaking, I think I'm going to deduct one and say I did 55. That last one was janky.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Week 1, Day 3

Just finished 15,13,10,10 max of 25. I felt heavier this time. Maybe because I did it right after taking an hour nap. Or maybe from the increased muscle size of my upper body that are weighing me down.

Probably going to the outdoor food court area to eat steak and fries with bbq sauce and garlic butter. MMMmmmmm bbq sauce...

week 1/ day 3

ok, ran 4.5 miles this morning at the beach, then came home and did my sets... 15, 13, 10, 10, 55. so effin' tiring, but i'm determined! happy 4th of july y'all!

art, kat, where you at!?

Happy Independence Day!

Just want to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July! Don't eat a lot of bbq and for those of you on a MWF schedule, don't forget to do your push-ups BEFORE you eat.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

wk 1/day 3

i feel much better...yesterdays football practice was brutal. we did sprints over and over and if you didn't finish first, which i didn't, you had to do 10 push ups...i did about 8 sets after full sprints....

but today was good. ran 1.17 miles in 10:09, (nice, easy pace) then did 15-13-10-10-52. feeling good!

i'm off to lake balaton now. enjoy!

Off Day

Ran a few laps (walked more) around the track then finished with some crunches. It probably doesn't help that i'm eating tempura with beef but it felt good to do them anyways. I just need to keep doing that while or after I do my push-ups.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Week 1, Day 2 and New Participant

Just did 12,12,10,10, max 20. I feel like I'm making light progress since I'm up to 64. I wasn't able to run but I did some swimming strokes for about 30 minutes. I probably shouldn't have since I was already going to work on my arms for my push-ups.

My pecs and arms have gotten a tiny bit stiffer and this is before my workout. I'll have to do more abs and back to round out my upper half.

In other news, I shaved my head again to increase the air flow on the way down and up. Less drag, more reps.

Also, we have another push-upper but this time it's a non-participant which means he's it in it for the motivation but not in it to win any money unless he changes his mind within the next week.

'Til then, give it up for fliptreej!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

How to lose belly fat

Just wanted to pass this article along to the rest of you. BTW, this is the ONLY article on the internet that shows you how to lose belly fat. =)

Read "How to Lose Belly Fat"

wk 1/day 2

here's motivation for you...

12-12-10-10-56 = 100.

i know my money is safe :D

plus 1.36 miles in slippers....things i do to continue my streak. ah...time to have a beer.

Motivated!

We have to give it up to Jaybroni for putting up this bet and site. I'm super motivated (see how long this will last). Besides the pushups, reading about everyone's running made me put the running shoes back on yesterday. I haven't put in a good jog/run in over a month but it felt great. To give back, I'm also going to log my run distance and time, hope this helps Milhouse and Luxelogic with their training to 10k. Sounds fun by the way. If I didn't have the little time I do to spend with my 3-month-old I would train for one too. So for now, thank you Jaybroni and all for keeping this old man going.

Week 2 Day 1:
Started with the third column. So 12-12-9-7, then maxed out at 54. I actually did 31 straight, then did two 10 second rest without my knees dropping until I got to 54. Next, I went for a 3.2 mile jog (no not a run) around the neighborhood in about 34 mins.

Keep on keepin' on y'all. Maybe the next bet should be us all meeting at a marathon or an Iron Man and who ever finishes first between us gets the cash. Wait, a silly fun one, remember those old silly Presidential Fitness Tests in school? Let's find one of those and max out on all of them in one day with a point system. Okay, I'm just going on too many tangents and I'm getting tired just thinking about the training. Nap time.

P.S. I'm sure you know I'm joking about the Iron Man, a co-worker of mine said her friend trained almost 40 hours a week for I think a year to prepare for his, CA-RAZAY!

week 1, day 2

12, 12, 10, 10, 50... and i'm spent.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Week 1, Day 1

Ran 2 km, wrote a song, then did 10,10,8,6 and a max of 15. This one was actually tough even though I'm redoing the first week. I guess I gained more pounds or something. Or maybe the running exhausted me.

I think next time I'll reverse my workout by doing push-ups first then running afterwards.

Now I is tired and sleepy. Tomorrow I'm going to do some abs workouts to balance my growing pectorals.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Wk 1/Day 1

Ran 1.25 miles then did 20,20,25, 15, 15 pushups...i'll try to follow the website, but no promises.

-suck it Trebek!!!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Two More Have Joined

I just want to welcome our two new participants: luxelogic and kat! They'll be joining us in our bet for 100 pushups.

*golf claps*

At the moment this is the way I see the bet breakdown:

1 winner: $500
2 winners: $200 each
3 winners: $100 each
4 winners: $50 each
5 winners: $20 each
6 winners: PUSH

As you can see, the more winners we have, the less money you'll receive. It's certainly not a huge financial incentive but at least you can say you did 100 push-ups. Maybe in the future we can change it around and increase the stakes if this works out.

On that note if you want to invite more of your friend, feel free. That just adds to the pot.

I think we'll keep this open for one more week. Send this link out to your friends that might want to participate but only send it to those who you can account for when it comes time to pay up, if necessary.

So in terms of posts, feel free to say what you want. Say the truth or bluff. I'm sure many of you are doing it already. The most important post is the one with your video.

Also, those six of you who are in this blog are officially entered into this contest. There's no turning back. You MUST complete the bet or forfeit your $100. No bailing half way through. So please don't flake with the money. It's part of what drives us to hit 100 push-ups.

Any questions? complaints?

What am I getting myself into?

Seriously, am I really doing this? 100 push-ups? Crazy, but it should be fun! Besides, what's better than beating...I mean "keeping up" with 4 dudes? 

week 1/day 1, complete

first i warmed up by dropping 30 points on a team of brothas... they can't guard me! then i came home and did week 1/day 1 of the program... 10,10,8,6,45. consider it logged, biatches! :-P

Saturday, June 28, 2008

What's a push-up?

I just did my final first week test and my entire body just feels super tight. My max was 21 before my arms gave in to the pain. I don't think it's possible to do more than 21. I'll redo the first week starting Monday.

Speaking of the number 21, We'll have two more participants joining our blog. I think that's great! I feel that we should still start Monday June 30th, but leave it open for a few weeks for anyone else that might want to join.

As for the final test date, we'll keep that open as well. It should be at least 6 six weeks from June 30th but I think instead of having a week to do your test. Just make sure you record it if you can't do it live via webcam or in front of another participant and post it up on the web for the entire world to see.

If you don't post a video or have someone vouch for you within the week or the week after, then you split your $100 to the ones that were successful.

How does that sound?

One more issue I wanted to bring up...

A lot of you peeps have been asking me how we'll define a push-up. Since we can't really see if your chest is touching a golf ball on video, we can only rely on your arms and elbows. Use this image as a guideline on how low you should go. It doesn't have to be exact but you should be very close to parallel.



Remember Monday is the start date for us! Post your results and measurements for a before and after comparison if you want. And if you want to put a side profile of your body, that's cool too, but chest only please.

(inhale)YOINKS....... and away.

I'm on top!

I just wanted to see my rad Rey Mysterio mask on the top post. Also, now knowing I can "rest" (stay in pushup position and keep only my feet and hands touching the ground) without literally going continuous, I was able to hit 40 after going through the first four levels. It was still a challenge but it was nice to give this old man a breather. Week 1 down... and I quit. PSHYCH!

Friday, June 27, 2008

i must, i must, i must increase my bust!

you'll have 36c's, but knowing my body, my arms will be the size of my thighs, and my chest will still be a-cups. doesn't matter, i'll just use my winnings to purchase some pecs... and calves a la johnny drama.

good day, ladies...

i start my preparation

so i did my run today (1.54 miles in 00:13:41) then i did my pushups, 60-16-8-12. i'll need all 6wks to prepare, but i know i can do it. by the end of this contest i'll have 36C's....oh yeah!

i'll get back to you on the test date. around my bday (aug 16) i may be out of the area and doing pushups will be the last thing i'll wanna do.

good luck, suckers!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Tough Six Weeks

I just finished testing day 2 and my max after the 12,12,10,10 reps was only 12. I started shaking after the last 10. Anyone want to increase their bet that I won't make 100, better do it now.

I think I'll restart the first week again for the second time so that I'll have more confidence with myself. I really don't know why I feel weaker today. Maybe I should probably stop eating McDonalds.

As for the final test date, I know there's probably not a lot of time to discuss it by Monday so since it's not a huge deal to come up with one now I'll push the deadline to set a date till the end of next week. So please try and agree to a date. The last thing I want is for one of us to drop out because they know they can't do it because they're busy practicing football or going to "meetings" or always going to NYC.

This is a team effort and there's no M-E in TEAM.

Proposal for Final Test

If we start June 30th and end it in 8 weeks (giving 2 weeks for in-case-sh*t-happens) then we should do our test on Sunday Aug 17. Has to be on a weekend to make sure everyone will be home. It'll be night time for Ron, the afternoon for Art and Jeff, and morning for me.

Webcam would be ideal but since I might be in New Zealand I'm not sure if I'll have access to internet. I might have to do my push-ups at an internet cafe in front of the Maori warriors doing the Haka.

Let's figure this out before the weekend since most of you might not check anyways.

Week 1 Day 2

Still on the third column. I followed the first four levels of day two with no problem and this time was able to add to my original max of 27 and got to 31 consecutive good-form pushups. Nothing amazing but building slowly and the growth is very encouraging.

More importantly I can now abuse making things blink, in color and in big point size. "Woo, check it out, involuntary spasm! Enjoy the show!" -Dodgeball.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Nice Rick Roll Bitch!

I knew it there had to be one. There's no way art would put 3 vids w/o a rick roll. So I clicked the first one, then the second.

This was too good to be true. What exactly could he put as the... D'OH! There goes my bandwidth!

Nice way to mix it up. I'm just glad it wasn't that one guy singing

CHOCOLATE RAIN!!!

Taking Rests In Between

Ron sent this e-mail to us:
this was taken from the website:

"Take your time, don't rush and focus on performing ten push ups at a time. Breaking the magic hundred into smaller chunks will make the goal more achievable and give you more chance of success. Maintain good form and don't hold your breath. It sounds simple, but just take it one push up at a time until you reach one hundred! If you start to feel shaky, take a few deep breaths and regain your composure before starting again. Good luck - I know you can do it!!"

what are you're thoughts? joe says continuous pushups.

Well.. Ron raises a good point. I don't want anyone to NOT make a hundred because they're a pu**y and need rests in between. haha j/k

seriously.. i'm going with the majority if you guys feel you need to take short breaks to reach your goal of 100 as long as the knees don't touch the ground you can stay up as long as you want.

the author of this blog wants you to reach a hundred so he'll tell you to just take your time. For me, I want you guys to reach it too... but at the same time i realy don't cause i don't have a steady job and I need the money. =)

So whatever we decide let's do it before monday.
i'm in on this bet....did the initial test last night and did 60 good form pushups....i like my chances here.

let me know the exact time and date you wanna witness me winning it all. you can pay me in euro's suckers, the dollar ain't sh*t here.

peach out, beaches!!!

96... 97...

98... 99... ok i'll stop there, just to make it interesting. i don't want to hit 100 pushups before we officially begin. now, let me try the initial test with my right arm...

good luck y'all. although, i think we'll be hitting 100 pushups by week 2. perhaps we should add dunking a basketball to this challenge. what do you think?

Week 1 Day 1 (actually yesterday)

Just wanted to keep you kids updated. I've already put this on my own site but since it's not officially launched (hang-ging golden brown) until the site's programming's complete, I'll give you my results here as well.

"Started with the third column, followed the first four levels with no problem and got to 27 good-form pushups on the fifth level."

Yeah, kiddies, that's 27... and it friggin' hurt. Still sore from it and I'm scared I can't quadruple it on the last day. But I "digest", I will keep fighting... until I can't.

Spoiler alert: You two are going down faster than a two-dollar wh•re! I don't have a Napoleon complex, I just happened to be a bit short and really like to inflate my ego with lame accomplishments I have to express out loud, repeatedly. Oh and here's a video of me practicing, here and here.

Peace off y'all. 'Nocerous OUT!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Started First Exercise

Even though the official start is next week I just had to try it out to see how well I can do with push-ups. So far I did okay. I met all the requirements but probably could have done a few more reps at the end.

I did the last column and did 18 for my max reps. Maybe Thursday will be better.

I think on Sunday we should all take pictures of our pecs and arms as a before and after shot. Let's all post them at the end (or before the event starts if you guys want) to see how much of a difference this exercise made for us.

Jeff, I'll just use the pics I took from prague. Don't worry.. I got a lot of them from all different angles including super-macro shots of Ron's nipples.

Goal To 100 Push-ups

Welcome to the First Annual Goal to 100 Push-ups! Our goal is to be able to do 100 consecutive push-ups around eight weeks from now using a simple workout guideline to aid our progress.

http://hundredpushups.com/index.html

The bet is $100. If the participant successfully does 100 push-ups in one attempt, they do NOT pay $100. But if they fail either by giving up or having the knees touch the ground (up for discussion), then they lose the $100 which is then evenly divided among the participants that have completed the 100 pushups.

If none of the participants do 100 pushups, we'll call it a push and everyone gets their money back.

Since we're all in different parts of the world we have to rely on web-cams or videos. If a camera is used to record the event it must be continuous, some how prove that it's the date of the trial, and preferably have someone count out loud.

We'll use this blog to track our progress and to do a little trash talking. Although I want everyone to do good and hope that we can all benefit from this exercise. Maybe the next bet will be 200 or 500. I know none of you can do that cause you're all slobs. But that's not the point.

The point is we must work to push each other in order to reach our goals. I hope at the end we all reach 100. And to make it interesting we can even place a side bed to see how puts in the most pushups AFTER 100. It could be as little as $5 or $20. Whatever is a good motivator. But let's settle this before Monday, June 30th.

In using this blog, we should track which column you did and how many max pushups you did to end the workout. Also describe how you felt before and after each day and even each week as you increase your strength.

I also encourage you guys to take pictures of your nipples to see how much harder they get. All this is for fun so go wild with those pix!

So good luck and let's figure out our final test date!

Jay