Start Date: Monday April 6.
End Date: surprise!
Details: EVERYONE CAN and SHOULD do this challenge! It doesn’t matter if you have 1 or 50 consecutive push-ups, or whether you are on your toes or your knees: this challenge will make you better!
Find a partner that can keep you accountable, and monitor full depth / range of motion on your push-ups – preferably someone who consistently works out at the same time as you. Neither of you have to be on the same level of push-ups.
Standards to uphold: full elbow lockout at the top of every rep, chest touches the ground, hips and shoulders lower and rise at the same pace (aka staying in tight plank entire time). Our goal is to have your elbows go back and down, staying close to the body.
We will have weekly assignments and mini challenges for you to follow along with.
Challenge: Can you increase your max consecutive push-ups after four weeks?
Details: each athlete should have completed the max push-ups yesterday/Monday. If you did not, please make sure to do this before Thursday. You are then placed in one of six groups
BlueK: Push-ups from you knees and you completed 5 or under
BlueT: Push-ups from your toes and you completed 5 or under
OrangeK: Push-ups from your knees and you completed between 6-15
OrangeT: Push-ups from your toes and you completed between 6-15
BlackK: Push-ups from your knees and you completed between 16+
BlackT: Push-ups from your toes and you completed between 16+
Week 1 mini-challenges:
**by Thursday, please complete the following:
Blue group – tabata high plank – complete 1 push-up at the end of every 20 sec interval. If you need to go from the knees, please do so.
Orange group – tabata high plank – complete 2 push-ups at the end of every 20 sec interval.
Black group u- tabata high plank – complete max push-ups during the ’10 sec rest’ time
**by Sunday, please complete:
-roll out the front and back of your shoulders with a lacrosse ball. complete a 30 sec high plank into a 15 sec low/forearm plank.
-5 Sets of X number of push-ups. Pick a moderately difficult number and do for all sets. 1 minute rest between sets. (for example: if I completed 20 consecutive push-ups in the first test on Monday, I would choose 12-14 for this challenge).