It took me almost two months, but I finally completed the hundred pushups training program today. If you go to my pushups logger page, you can see at the bottom that I failed my first 3 tries. In fact, I actually gave up the first time I had tried the program in early 2009.
The program is too easy (well, difficult, but a very short and convenient workout) and effective (chest, abs, back, glutes and arms) to stop now. It’s quite amazing that a 10 minute workout, 3 times a week, without any equipment can do such wonders. I wish one of my local libraries had the 7 Weeks to 100 Pushups official book which includes advanced exercises. I’m sure I could find out what they are with a little searching.
Otherwise, I’m trying to get back on the Bowflex, particularly for leg extensions and curls to keep the muscles around my knee strong (my right knee has been bothering me lately, so I decided to stop running). I really don’t like sitting on the stationary bike in the basement, but it’ll have to do until I can afford a gym membership. I’m considering swimming since it’s a no-impact cardio workout, but I don’t really enjoy swimming, either.
On a related note, I’ve been using dailymile for almost a year now. It’s a fantastic site for logging your workouts and connecting with other athletes in a Twitter-like interface.