100 pushups can make a muscle pop!
- on June 24, 2011
Ali Edwards sent in this photo of Megan Foster and her HUGE tricep and bicep. (Our commenters corrected us -- pushups strengthen the deltoid and tricep muscles; biceps get strong from lifting, such as a bag of groceries or a weight in a bicep curl. Thanks, Jesse! See comments for more info.) Ali reports:
Even though our six weeks is over, I've gone back to week three and will work back up to week six. One of these days, I'll have guns like Megan.
Congratulations again, Megan. You're an inspiration.
Here at the News Center, Edwin Rothrock, Laura Herring and I were back on track this week. Edwin's back to Week 3. I just finished Week 2. I'm a little confused about when/how we're supposed to track how many pushups we can do, so help me out, Heartland. If you do the sets three days a week -- Monday, Wednesday, Friday -- when are you supposed to test to see how many you can do at once? On that Friday after the set? On Saturday?
Schnette Hollins has been steadily pushing along. Although she didn't do any this week, she was up to 65 last week in her test. I had mistakenly said she'd done 55. My apologies -- I recognize what an accomplishment it is to work to be in good enough shape to hit 65. Her son, Ivan, hit 100 last week, and we're looking forward to photos/video.
Sorry to say that Jonathan Kealing, Christine Metz, Cody Howard (Christine's beau who works at KU), and Whitney Mathews are on the slackers list (where I was also for a month). I'd never call any of them slackers, though.
Christine and Cody run TO AND FROM Dog Days workouts every morning, and do some pushups during the workouts. Nevertheless, Christine says they'll get back on track. Whitney's worked hard to lose an amazing 19 pounds this year, and will also get back into it. Jonathan runs. A lot. He runs and runs and runs, says his wife, Anne. (He did a half-marathon a couple of weeks ago.) And he promises to get back into it, too.
We may not be adhering to the 100 Pushups schedule, but we're plugging along. As Marilyn Hull says:
The bottom line for me is to keep moving while feeling the joy of being alive and healthy.
How's everyone else doing?