Our starting points in the quest for 100 pushups
- on May 20, 2011
Ok. We're really serious about this now. Here are our starting points, with comments:
Whitney Mathews: 14 full pushups. Jake, her beau, did 24. "He wants to do it, too, bc he thinks it won't work (men)."
Jonathan Kealing: 31 pushups.
Schnette Hollins: 25 pushups. Her son, Ivan who is 13, did 50. "Wow!, I never expected my son to blow me away like that, so it may take me a week or two to catch up. Everything is a challenge to him. I'd be happy to reach 101, but I'll have to report his goal next time."
Dennis Anderson: Because of shoulder issues, he can't do pushups, but is entering the 200 situps quest. Yes, there's a site and app for that. Maybe he and Dave Johnson can square off. Wait....this is not a competition, says Jon Stewart.
Ben Spaulding: 26 pushups.
Edwin Rothrock: 29 pushups.
I'm at 25 (one more than Jake who's decades younger)
It's hard to believe that we who can do about 20 pushups should be able to do 100 in just three or four weeks! And those in the teens, in five or six weeks. But we're going for it!
We have as inspiration the progress being made by the good folks at Heartland -- Ali just posted this week's progress.
And, Sean Cailteux reported in from Chiropractic Experience, whose staff began last week:
- Leah started at 20, and she is now in week 3 with a new max of 29.
- Sean started with 8 one-handed and am now at 15 max. [editor's comment: ONE-HANDED????!!!!!!!]
- Mark didn't say what his starting point was (if I had to guess, I would say 50), but his new max has increased by 10.
- Gina is up to 30 push ups from her start point of 20.
Okay -- we're waiting to hear from Bert Nash and a couple of people at LiveWell. Marilyn reporting in yesterday in a comment:
Had to start with knees-down push-ups. Did a total of 33 today. Love the iPhone app--it goes where I go. I did my push-ups in a hotel room on Tuesday. This is a needed opportunity to do something, anything, with my upper body.
What about the Lied Center folks -- didn't I hear y'all were jumping into this?
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