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In 2020 some Coach4aday posts will feature lessons learned by completing, planning, and experiencing 30 day challenges. The challenges include physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional.
I have decided for February that my publicly announced 30 Day Challenge is going to be PUSH-UPS. I will have a few others but they will remain private until end of the month.
I have read a number of articles on why, how, and what should be involved in a 30 Day PUSH-UP Challenge. I am adding this habit to my life.
I got my why on doing this challenge from a Harvard M.D. His comments made me feel that this was something I had to get to try. Dr. Edward Phillips of Harvard-affiliated Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital had this to say about PUSH-UPS.
“For older men, the simple push-up can be used as a snapshot of their current fitness. How many you can do at one time offers a measurement of your strength and is an easy tool to help you improve. An average 65-year-old man should be able to do six to 16 push-ups, according to some estimates.”
Well true confession, I attempted to do traditional military PUSH-UPS and I did not come close the average mark of 6 to 16.
I am going to have to start this challenge with Wall PUSH-UPS, Knee PUSH-UPS, and Half PUSH-UPS before I get on to Full PUSH-UPS. That is humbling but the longest journey starts with a first step. I started this morning with 3 sets of Knee Push-Ups (3-2-1). The good news is it took less than 2 minutes to complete.
Here is a video by Andrew Perlot that is going to guide me.
Give you a recap at end of February on how it goes.