|I filmed 40 press ups - about 4 times, to try and get it right - uploaded it here - and now it refuses to play! Back to the drawing board :(|
Number 2 in the series - My Fitness regime. My 9kg kettlebell routine. (Once again, the above video won't work on here, so I've linked it to my Facebook page.)
Every 3 days I do my kettlebell exercise:
20 reps of the nine different exercises you see me doing here. Then repeated once more. The whole exercise takes less than 15 minutes, with a 5 minute gap between the two routines.
[Still not working - I'll post it on Facebook, then link to it from here. My kettlebell film on Facebook]
The story behind this challenge:
I turned 80 last September, and, to provide some motivation to keep pushing myself, I decided it would be a bit of a challenge to see if I could complete 1 million push ups between my 80th and 90th birthday.
I worked out that if I did 2000 a week, 700 every other day (2000 x 50 x 10 years), I would reach my goal.
However, after I'd begun, I thought I needed to get some 'in the bank' as it were, just in case I had an accident or something, and couldn't do the push ups for a while. So I upped my total to 1000 every other day. I've now been going just over 6 months - when my total was around 70,000. So my target is so far well within reach. At my present rate of progress, barring accidents, it's possible I could achieve 1 million p/ups in about 6 years - I did 14000 in March, for instance.
Oh, and I'd also like to be able to do 100 perfect press ups in 1 minute. I can do 100 in 60 seconds, ATM, but I couldn't swear they were perfect press ups - so that's my next goal.
As an aside, another reason I'm doing this is to show that vegans can be strong and fit into old age - should I ever get there! ;)
Breaking news! On Saturday 8th September, I finally managed 1000 'proper' press ups - I think. At any rate, with every press up I made sure my forehead touched a rolled up towel on the mat. Tired towards the end, so I took bigger gaps between sets. Took me an hour and a quarter altogether.
20th December 2018
Tonight I did my 1000 full press ups in 1:04:12. 77 in the first minute, then, after 2 mins rest, I did 23. Thereafter I did 20 every minute up to 520 at the 24 minute mark. Then 15 every minute up to 770 at the 41 minute mark. Then 10 every minute, finishing the 1000 at 1:04:12. My best performance by far.
Today's total 1000
Cumulative total (11th January 2019) 15400