Box pressup is just doing pressups on all fours
the easiest type
dont look at week six!
The situps programme looks interesting. The technique section is worth a read. But I was told that the best way to do situps is in reverse, that is, starting upright and inclining back to 45 degrees to engage the abs then rising again. Rather than lying flat and lifting yourself up. Anyone got any thoughts?
(Still resting after giving half an arm of blood yesterday but must get back into this asap)
85 press ups and sit ups for me yesterday and today.
Getting back into the 'old routine' !
85 press up and sit ups today.
Trying to build up again, as I've 'let it go a bit' recently !
85 press ups and sit ups again.
The beauty of doing press ups is their simplicity and you can do them virtually anywhere !
I stopped this through sheet laziness & now want to get back to it, but I seem to have a problem with my shoulders hurting quite a lot - often they're stiff while I'm running, so I'm kind of reluctant to put too much pressure on them with press-ups. Anyone any ideas?
(I see it's been a while since anyone posted, so I shan't hold by breath for a response )
Hi Roslyn ... allow me to surprise you with a response!
After much laziness I'm doing pressups again but not actually doing the programme. Call it pressup base training if you will, random 10s and 20s throughout the day. I will tackle the programme again but I think I've said that before
Go for it. Impress us!
I will try again next week. I'm running the Glasgow 1/2 on Sunday so I shan't take any risks until then.
Hi folks, sounds like we're all needing a bit of motivation to get back into the programme! I was doing it previously and attempted the final test but failed at 86 and then after that seemed to get a bit demoralised.
In the last couple weeks I've started doing some again... 100 a night but in reps of 25, may well give the challenge another go at some point but mainly just like the extra core strength that I get from at least doing some!
Nice to see this thread back, as I'd forgotten about it !
Been a bit lazy and back to doing 75 a day.
Roslyn: Go for it, best not to start doing these pre Glasgow Half.
Rosyln: I've been doing press ups regularly since I was at school . My old PE teachers swore that they were excellent for all round body conditioning "!
Everything is relative I suppose ! Some people can run 10 miles and not think much about it.
At the moment running 10 miles is massive to me.
Well, it's only taken me nearly 3 weeks (and I wasn't running the GNR), but I did re-start. Did the test last week & managed to do 20, so that put me on column 3 back at week 1. Tonight did 10, 12, 7,7,14 (min 9). I now have shaky arms but feel very chuffed with myself that I managed the 5 extra on the last rep.
Now I just need to remember to do day 2 over the weekend.
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