100 Push-ups (and 50 Pull-ups): Week 16

This is the last week of training before the big FINAL MAX TEST (est...est...est...) and I'm ready to wrap the program up.  I've pushed myself to my limits over and over again and have seen tremendous growth.  Will I be able to do 100 push-ups straight through?  Probably not.  How about 50 pull-ups?  No.  But, I'm extremely happy that I stuck to the program (and beyond).

I have now moved my "set point" up several notches.  Sets of push-ups in the past usually hovered around 10 to 20 reps.  Now, 50 is a reasonable number.  Sets of 10 pull-ups was my go to number before I started the program, and now I'm sitting comfortably at 20.

What is possible in terms of my physical development is now expanded and this energy is inevitably spilling into thoughts of new adventures.  Running a 1/2 marathon barefoot?  Why not!  500 body weight squats?  Bring it!

We shall see what the final result of my push and pull-up endeavor is next week, but, when working on a goal, the only day that matters is today.

Week 12 Workouts: 

Push-up Workout 1 (in reps): 10, 10, 10. 60s rest between sets.

Push-up Workout 2: 50, 50, 50, 50.  60s rest between sets.

Push-up Workout 3: 25, 25, 25, 25.  60s rest between sets.

Pull-up Workout 1: 10, stretch, 10, stretch, 10. 90s rest between sets.

Pull-up Workout 2: 20, stretch, 20, stretch, 20, stretch, 20, stretch, 20. 90s rest between sets.

Pull-up Workout 3: 10, stretch, 10, stretch, 10, stretch, 10, stretch, 10. 90s rest between sets.

In case you missed it:

Share on Google Plus

About Unknown

Tony is the host of the Paleo Magazine Radio podcast, author of "Paleo Grilling: A Modern Caveman's Guide to Cooking with Fire", and Cofounder of Powerful PT, an innovative information resource for Fitness Professionals. He has appeared on numerous local and national television and radio broadcasts and regularly hosts healthy cooking workshops and informational lectures. He is also a full-time Personal Trainer and Wellness Consultant who lives in Jacksonville Florida with his wife Jamie.
    Blogger Comment
    Facebook Comment


Post a Comment