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Saturday, March 7, 2009

In addition to running...

...I've started working on my overall fitness. In the past, I've always just let the running keep me in shape, but I'm finding lately that isn't enough.

A little over a week ago, I came across Steve Speirs' blog - Run Bulldog Run. Steve has developed a six week training program to build enough strength to do 100 consecutive push-ups. I was pretty skeptical when I first read through the plan, but as I thought about it, I figured what the heck. He claims that even if you can only do 10 push-ups, you can get there. I took the initial test and surprised myself when I did 24 push-ups. That put me solidly in group three, but I did not take his advice and skip to week three of the plan. Yesterday I completed week 1 without too much difficulty. I'm not saying it was easy, but I did it. I'll post occasional updates as I work toward 100.

In addition to the push-ups, today I found a core strength routine that only takes a few minutes to complete. I was able to do it, but I was really shaky. I'm going to try and do this several times a week and see what happens. For more info on the core routine, check out the video.

From Power Centering

1 comment:

steve said...

Good luck! How are the push ups going?