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25 April 2012 @ 01:01 pm
I've started up the 100 pushups program thing again. I heard about it about a month ago from doctorskuld and was on the first real day when, well, yeah. I'm now on the second week, but i'm kind of dubious though because i'm already struggling =P Of course it didn't help that i somehow managed to strain my left arm before i even started doing push-ups yesterday, so it was sore while i was doing them, and really sore for the rest of the day, and still kinda sore now. We'll see how my arm is doing tomorrow morning when i'm supposed to be doing the second day of the week.
Beth Leonardbeth_leonard on April 25th, 2012 08:33 pm (UTC)
I started doing cross fit last April, and it used to leave me totally wiped out for the rest of the day until I discovered that the instructors weren't kidding when they talked about drinking lots of water. Drinking a 24 oz bottle before/during the morning class and another bottle after class/before lunch started made a huge difference in my ability to do a hard work out and be functional the rest of the day and not sore. The scientist in me did a few experiments with this and it held. Drinking that much water did have some other normal biological side effects though....

My doctor also told me that if I did end up with a headache or other body aches that make me wish I hadn't exercised, it's perfectly ok to take some Tylenol or Advil occasionally according to package directions. She'd much rather that I was in shape and exercising than avoiding it because I might get sore.

Now to get myself back into exercising again... I quit when Jon started working. I miss it, but it's so hard to start up again.
DonAithnendonaithnen on April 26th, 2012 04:52 am (UTC)
Let's see, if i'm counting right so far today i've had somewhere between 120 and 140 oz of fluids, and it's been a fairly normal day. Of course admittedly i don't normally drink anything before doing the push-ups in the morning, or anything between then and when i get into work either.
Beth Leonardbeth_leonard on April 26th, 2012 04:42 pm (UTC)
It might be worth giving it a try to have some fluids before the workout or during the breaks to reduce muscle soreness.

I think I might give the 100 push-ups workout a try. Last summer "wall push ups" was the best I could do in good form, even knees was too much, but I since progressed to about 10 good push-ups with cross fit. Just tested right now (after 3 months with no exercise) and I'm down to only being able to do 3 good ones, and the third one is iffy. I really liked feeling stronger though.

受け継がれる意志: luffy beckoningdoctorskuld on April 26th, 2012 03:54 am (UTC)
Keep at it, you can do it! It doesn't get any easier throughout all the weeks (it's always a struggle), but somehow I manage to actually get better and do a lot of pushups. Perseverance means progress. What helps me through is taking slightly longer breaks than just 60 or 90 seconds, but no more than 5 minutes. Easier on the muscles. It's also not uncommon to have to repeat a week if you don't feel you're ready. I haven't had to do that yet, but Week 5 is starting to look daunting.

Keep going, and you'll make it. :)
DonAithnendonaithnen on April 26th, 2012 03:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, i had to do the extra rest periods both tuesday and today =P

And good luck with the rest of week 5! :)