In an effort to increase my upper body strength, I opted to join a challenge one of my blends Jen at Wine to Weightlifting (and her collaborators) created called the No More “Girly” Pushups Challenge! It runs from February 4 – March 11 with weekly check-ins & prizes and is based on the 100 pushup challenge app workout guide!
How did Week 2 go? Well I’m kind of making a schedule up for my body as I go along, last week I basically did Week 1 Day 1 for all three days of the week (cuz I didn’t read the rest of the Week 1 printout, oops), so this week I’m doing Week 1 Day 2 for all three days of the week. Why? Because doing correct chaturanga pushups multiple times with good technique, IS HARD! Check out my Yoga Technique Workshop post to read more about the ins/outs of doing chaturanga and up-dog transition correctly. Also, having looked further at the ‘progression’ of pushups, I’m not sure I can ‘advance’ that quickly by applying this to the yoga chaturanga. Hopefully its ok I’ve decided to tweak this challenge to meet my yoga needs! Really its great to have this challenge since I need to practice these yoga poses and having this keep me accountable is a great inspiration to keep going!
Week 2: Again Week 1 Column 2 workout Day 2 (see website) have 5 sets of pushups you do 3 times a week with a 60 second break in between each set. Here are my daily totals:
- Monday: 30 chaturangas
- Wednesday: 30 chaturangas
- Friday: 32 chaturangas
Be sure to check back next week for another progress update! If you want to see Week 1 click here.
If you are participating in this pushup challenge, how’s it going?