Our starting points in the quest for 100 pushups

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?

Tagged: 100 pushups


Laura Herring 7 years, 4 months ago

I completed Week Three today. As I said when I started, I have a back problem (darn scoliosis) that makes regular push-ups extra difficult so I'm starting on knee push-ups. My initial test was 30, today's maximum after training was 28. I've been doing some of my back exercises that I really let go a while ago that are supposed to help strengthen to make up for my crookedness so hopefully that'll help me get to a point where I can do full push-ups too.

jestevens 7 years, 4 months ago

Ack. Sorry for not including you in the main list, Laura. I KNEW there was someone I was forgetting. I'll catch you next week!

And congrats on your progress!

wmathews 7 years, 4 months ago

I downloaded the iPhone app, so we'll see how it goes. Also, why does JK look so mean in the photo?!

Jon Stewart 7 years, 4 months ago

JK looks to me like a man who has a polished body-building posing routine! Jonathan, what's your posing music?

Jon Stewart 7 years, 4 months ago

I agree that it seemed pretty unlikely any of us could get to 100 at the start. It also seemed that the training was a little like using wind sprints to train for a marathon. However,I'm starting to feel like we're on track to get there! This is possible!

Also, we at HCHC are a little curious: Are you all working out to music? If so, what's your favorite tunes? We want to keep our playlist hopping so please share!

Kris Adair 7 years, 4 months ago

Sorry I did not get my starting numbers in yet. When I first started the program months ago I only considered doing full push-ups. I could only do one. I got to the point of being able to do 12 with 5 of them being in a row. When I started this time I decided to start with the knee push-ups and I can do 20 of those before I fall on my face. I will officially start my program on Monday so I will be behind everyone else but I am excited to have the motivation to get back to it!

talktobert 7 years, 4 months ago

I'm waiting to hear from a few of our team members, then I'll let you know how we're doing!

ChristineMetz 7 years, 3 months ago

My fiance and I are totally going to do the program. We have a wedding to train for! Here are our starting totals:

Cody - 30

Me - 20 (and I still feel winded)

Good luck everyone.

Ali Edwards 7 years, 3 months ago

HCHC decided to repeat week 4. It's getting difficult, and none of us can keep up! What week is everyone else on?

Laura Herring 7 years, 3 months ago

Okay, I just completed Week 4 Day 3 and maxed out at 44 (164 total) and I'm hurting. Granted, that could be because I did all three days of Week 4 consecutively because I skipped Monday and I'm spending the weekend out of town. This weekend I'll do another initial/endurance test and I'm going to make my boyfriend, Ben, join me this time.

MeganP 7 years, 3 months ago

Megan at the Lied Center answering the "where's the Lied Center" call! Well, I set my baseline at 5, then took a few seconds of rest and was able to muscle through 5 more. I had a baby 5 months ago via c-section and have been experiencing lots of backpain lately, so thought this would be a good challenge to take the additional "200 sit-ups" challenge. WOW-- was that shockingly difficult-- I can't believe how wreaked my core is!! Looks like this chellenge is exactly what I need right now! I'll see if I can get the other Lied Center peeps to step up to the plate soon...

Ali Edwards 7 years, 3 months ago

Yes, Megan! Good to see you here :) I'm happy you're joining us! What do we need to do to get those tech crew cronies to stop just TALKING about it and actually drop down and give us 100??

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