The challenge is on!! How many in Lawrence & Douglas County can do 100 pushups?

Last week, Jon Stewart posted a fabulous story about how the staff at Heartland Community Health Center had challenged each other to do 100 pushups. Of course, there's an app -- and a site -- for that -- onehundredpushups. The site provides a great training program, which is supposed to lead to anyone being able to do 100 pushups in six weeks. No kidding. From the site:

Think there's no way you could do this? I think you can! All you need is a good plan, plenty of discipline and about 30 minutes a week to achive this goal!

They count on most people being able to do less than 10 pushups. btw, good news: knee pushups count. Here's the info about what makes a good-form pushup, and describes the acceptable variations. You can even log your progress on the Pushups Logger.

So, we created this group page -- 100 Pushups -- so that everyone who wants to brag about their progress -- or moan about the lack of it -- can do so.

But, remember (Jon Stewart), this isn't a competition. :-)

Tagged: pushups, Exercise

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Kris Adair 2 years, 11 months ago

I started the program a while back but lost the momentum. I will start back up this week and see where I am. It was hard but I started by only being able to do 5 knee push ups and moved to being able to do 15 regular push ups in a week and a half. It really works!

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talktobert 2 years, 11 months ago

OK - a few of our Staff are going to participate in this challenge! Here's a few comments so far:

"I'm already on week 5 :) I started out with 73 though so i should be there in no time!" "I can do a hundred, but it might take a week" "I did 30 pushups (10 regular, 10 wide (arms farther apart) and 10 tricep (arms & elbows in tight) this morning at the gym and then I did it again 15 minutes later! Not bad for a 46 year old woman w/ 4 kids and who was a couch potato/bleacher bum up until 4 months ago!" "Just did 20 regular push-ups" "Ok. I'm in. I just did 33 (not knee ones if it matters). Apparently since I did over 30 I am supposed to start on week 3. I'll start tomorrow. Good luck!"

As for me - I did 30 consecutive, so I'm off to a great start too! Maybe I'll get some pics of our staff doing pushups too to post!

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talktobert 2 years, 11 months ago

We're going to start organizing a Bert Nash Team for this challenge - stay tuned, I'll let you know how it goes!

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jayhaitch 2 years, 11 months ago

Better question: Who's the OLDEST person in Lawrence that can do a hundred pushups?

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esj2003 2 years, 11 months ago

Is there a time limit for the 100?

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lsense 2 years, 11 months ago

How do knee push-ups count? From what I've read, they reduce the load by 50%-65%. 100 knee push-ups is definitely not the same thing as 100 regular push-ups.

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seancailteux 2 years, 11 months ago

A challenge, eh? =) Ok, I'm in. And I will see who else here at The Chiropractic Experience is in. If you say "challenge" around these parts, especially if its a physical challenge, there's uaually no shortage of challengers. Good luck everyone =)

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Ali Edwards 2 years, 11 months ago

Yes, Jonathan! Awesome!

I think other women at HCHC will attest to this, but two weeks ago, I could barely do five in a row. Now, my maximum (after completing a day's training) is 20! Four more weeks, and I'll be doing them one-handed :)

Come one, come on! Involve your businesses and organizations too!

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Jonathan Kealing 2 years, 11 months ago

OK, I'm game to give it a try. Never been much of a fan of push-ups. Then again, two years ago I was hardly able to run a mile, now I can run half marathons. You can accomplish almost anything if you put your mind to it...

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Roscoe 2 years, 11 months ago

I'll take the challenge. My name is Ross Weber and I'm from Tonganoxie. I'll be back with video, feast or famine.

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jestevens 2 years, 11 months ago

Clever, Orwell. Same goes for you: your real name and a video for proof....if you work up to doing 100 pushups without stopping!

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Orwell 2 years, 11 months ago

I can, but it may take me a couple of weeks. I figure about one pushup every other waking hour ought to do it. I'll get back to you.

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jestevens 2 years, 11 months ago

OK, jman785 -- We want your real name....and a video for proof!

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jman785 2 years, 11 months ago

Just finished my 100th. Boy are my arms tired...

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