Sunday 1th March 2023One more milestone reached, today - I've now completed 600,000 press ups - in just under five and a half years! Just 400,000 to go - and I've four and a half years in which to get them. I averaged 11,800 press ups a month over the past year, at this rate I'll finish my challenge sometime in my 89th year. Friday 3rd March 2020
Another milestone reached, today - I've now completed 300,000 press ups - in just over two and a half years! Almost, but not quite, 10,000 a month. If I do 12,000 this month, I'll be on that track, and should achieve my goal a little early - at age 88 and four months. However, I'm still keeping fit, and healthy and strong, which was the other part of my goal. [Finally caught up with my target at the end of May - 32 months since I started, cumulative total 320,000]
Sunday 9th February 2020Today I managed over 100 press ups in one minute - full story further down. Don't imagine they were all done with perfect form, but I'm working on it. Sunday 4th August 2019
Today I was filmed doing my 1000 press ups in the centre of Bristol, by 'Friendsnotfood', an animal rights activist film-maker. It took me just under 40 minutes, as usual, but I found it a bit more difficult, doing it in the sunshine. I moved to some shade about halfway through.
And a couple of weeks ago I was filmed mucking about on the London Tube doing some chin ups. |

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 in September 2017, and, to provide some motivation to keep pushing myself, I decided I would challenge myself 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 well under 10 years - I did 14000 in March 2018, for instance.

**27th September 2019**- currently aiming for 10,000 a month

Oh, and I'd also like to be able to do 100 perfect press ups in 1 minute - that's my immediate goal.

**20/1/19**: I've now settled on a weekly routine, prioritising my press ups. So, Sunday - press ups; Monday - chin ups; Tuesday - kettlebell exercise; Wednesday and Friday press ups, with Thursday and Saturday being rest days.

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! ;)

[Caveat: I have a rolled up towel on the floor, which I touch with my forehead on each dip. It's probably about 7-8cm thick. Gradually, I've been unfolding the towel - so my press ups are closer to the ground. Which is why, last time I tried it, I only managed 74 press ups in one minute.

And now, in the last month or so, I've been just folding the towel and pressing my face into it. However, that's not every press up - tonight (29th Oct 2019) when I was going for how many I could do without stopping, they were all full press ups. When doing my set of 20 every minute, I'm doing them all as full press ups - until I get tired then first 15 as full press ups, and the other 5 not going all the way down. I calculated that 900 of the 1000 were full press ups.]

My efforts have come to the attention of a wider audience - here's an article about my 1 million challenge. It's been picked up by Plant Based News, and Somerset Live, an online newspaper - and I even got a mention on the Great Vegan Athletes Facebook page, which is crazy!

**19th March 2023 **

I've really neglected this post and I've got a lot to catch up on - but I've kept all my records, so here goes:

(There's an unexplained gap between the middle of November 2020 and the middle of February 2021 - so no press ups for that period. And then my records show more gaps - but I've only entered the figures I'm sure of.)

From now on I'm just going to post the monthly figures. And all my subsequent sets have been 1000. So:

**Up to the 16th March 2023**7 sets - total 601,000. I'll be 85 years and 6 months old on the 28th of this month. At 100,000 press ups a year, at the moment I'm roughly 50,000 ahead of my target - with 9 days still to go. In the past I've exceeded my goals, thinking if I get injured, I'll have a bit of leeway, and that has stood me in good stead - when I broke my leg for instance. I'll carry on doing this - because you never know. I have 3 ultras planned for this year, so who knows what may happen?

**February 2023**11 sets - total 594,000

**January 2023**12 sets - total 583,000

**December 2022**12 sets - total 571,000

**November 2022**14 sets - total 559,000

**October 2022**12 sets - total 545,000

**September 2022**11 sets - total 533,000

**August 2022**12 sets - total 522,000

**July 2022**18 sets - total 510,000 (my best monthly figure)

**June 2022**16 sets - total 492,000

**May 2022**6 sets - total 476,000

**April 2022**12 sets - total 470,000

**March 2022**7 sets - total 458,000

**December 2021**7 sets - total 451,000

Broke my leg on the 28th December - cast came off in February, and I resumed my press ups in March

**November 2021**11 sets - total 444,000

**October 2021**14 sets - total 433,000

**September 2021**12 sets - total 419,000

**August 2021**3 sets - total 407,000

**July 2021**8 sets - total 404,000

**June 2021**16 sets - total 396,000

**March 2021**1 set - total 380,000

**February 2021**3 sets - total 379,000

(Gap between 18/11/2020 and 15/2/21 - no press ups registered)

**18th November 2020**

I did the 60 in 36 seconds, the 80 in 48. Then I wanted to see how many I could actually do in a minute - but I tired after 70, so I rested for 2 seconds at 70, then again at 80 - and finished with the 90 inside 1 minute. Then sets of 50 every 2 minutes up to

1000

Cumulative total 376,000

I've found the press ups get easier with each set - up to about set 4. Maybe I could do better with a 10 minute gap. But, for the moment, next time, I'll see how many I can do in a minute with set 3.

**16th November 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 375,000

**11th November 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 374,000

**9th November 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 373,000

**7th November 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 372,000

**3rd November 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 371,000

**31st October 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 370,000

**28th October 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 369,000

**26th October 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 368,000

**21st October 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 367,000

**18th October 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 366,000

**15th October 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 365,000

**12th October 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 364,000

**9th October 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 363,000

**7th October 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 362,000

**4th October 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 361,000

**30th September 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 360,000 - Now up to date with my target of 10,000 a month

**27th September 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 359,000

**24th September 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 358,000

**21st September 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 357,000

**18th September 2020**

30, 40, 50, 60, 40, 40, 50, 30 during the day, with perfect form, then

Sets of 40 every 2 minutes up to

1000

Cumulative total 356,000

**16th September 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 355,000

**12th September 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 354,000

**9th September 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 353,000

**7th September 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 352,000

**5th September 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 351,000

**2nd September 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 350,000

**31st August 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 349,000

**28th August 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 348,000

**26th August 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 347,000

**23rd August 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 346,000

**20th August 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 345,000

**17th August 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 344,000

**15th August 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 343,000

**12th August 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 342,000

**9th August 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 341,000

**7th August 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 340,000

**4th August 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 338,000

**2nd August 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 337,000

**30th July 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 336,000

**27th July 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 335,000

**24th July 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 334,000

**22nd July 2020**

Cumulative total 333,000

**19th July 2020**

Cumulative total 332,000

**15th July 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 331,000

**10th July 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 330,000

**8th July 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 329,000

**4th July 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 328,000

**2nd July 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 327,000

**17th June 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 326,000

**12th June 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 325,000

**10th June 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 324,000

**8th June 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 323,000

**5th June 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 322,000

**3rd June 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 321,000

**31st May 2020**

1000

[Finally caught up with my target of 10,000 a month. 32 months since I started.]

Cumulative total 320,000

**28th May 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 319,000

**25th May 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 318,000

**23rd May 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 317,000

**20th May 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 316,000

**17th May 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 315,000

**12th May 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 314,000

**9th May 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 313,000

**6th May 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 312,000

**2nd May 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 311,000

**[Note**: I've finally caught up with 10,000 a month - 31 months since I began this challenge. I shall aim to do 10,000 a month going forward.]

**29th April 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 310,000

**25th April 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 309,000

**23rd April 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 308,000

**20th April 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 307,000

**18th April 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 306,000

**15th April 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 305,000

**13th April 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 304,000

**10th April 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 303,000

**8th April 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 302,000

**6th April 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 301,000

**3rd April 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 300,000!

**1st April 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 299,000

**30th March 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 298,000

Note: I've now been doing these press ups for 2 and a half years - 30 months, so I'm just short of 10,000 every month. If I do 12,000 in April, I'll be up to speed, then I can just do the 10,000 each month - or roughly 1 set every 3 days.

**26th March 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 297,000

**24th March 2020**

Sets of 50, 50, 60, 70, 97, 70, 73, 70, 70, 70 = 680, then sets of 40 3 minutes apart, up to

1000

Cumulative total 296,000

**22nd March 2020**

1000

Cumulative total 295,000

**19th March 2020**

Sets of 50, 80, 80, 97, 73, 80, 70, 70 = 600, then sets of 34, 33, 33 - rest for 2 minutes, repeat, up to

1000

Cumulative total 294,000

**16th March 2020**

Sets of 34, 33, 33 - rest for 2 minutes, repeat, up to

1000

Cumulative total 293,000

**13th March 2020**

**Sets of 25, 2 minutes apart, right through to**

1000

Cumulative total 292,000

**11th March 2020**

Sets of 34, 33, 33 - rest for 2 minutes, repeat, up to

1000

Cumulative total 291,000

**9th March 2020**

**Sets of 40, in groups of 3 with 2 minutes rest in between, right through to**

1000

Cumulative total 290,000

**7th March 2020**

**Sets of 25, in groups of 3 with 2 minutes rest in between, right through to**

1000

Cumulative total 289,000

**3rd March 2020**

**Sets of 25, in groups of 3 with 2 minutes rest in between, right through to**

1000

Cumulative total 288,000

**1st March 2020**

**Sets of 40, in groups of 3 with 2 minutes rest in between, right through to**

1000

Cumulative total 287,000

**28th February 2020**

**Sets of 40, 50, 80, 50, then sets of 50, two minutes apart, right through to**

1000

Cumulative total 286,000

**25th February 2020**

**Sets of 25 up to 200, then sets of 40, in groups of 3 with 2 minutes rest in between, right through to**

1000

Cumulative total 285,000

**23rd February 2020**

Sets of 50 up to 300, then sets of 40, all in groups of three, with 2 minutes rest between each group, up to

1000

Cumulative total 284,000

**20th February 2020**

**80 (48 seconds)**

90 (51)

80 (49)

105 (60)

80 (45)

90 (52)

__55__

580

Then sets of 50 in groups of three, with 2 minutes rest between each group, up to

1000

Cumulative total 283,000

**18th February 2020**

**90 (56 seconds)**

90 (53)

105 (60)

80 (47)

105 (60

__100__(60)

570

Then sets of 50 in groups of three, with 2 minutes rest between each group, up to

1000

Cumulative total 282,000

**16th February 2020**

**Sets of 40, in groups of 3 with 2 minutes rest in between, right through to**

1000

Cumulative total 281,000

**13th February 2020**

**60, 66, 83, 41, 40, 40, 60, 50 = 440**

Then sets of 34, 33, 33 - rest for 2 minutes, repeat, up to

1000

Cumulative total 280,000

**11th February 2020**

**At home today, so I thought I'd do the one minute challenge several times during the afternoon - gaps between 15 minutes:**

85

95

70 = 250. Then I did a set of 50 to round it up to 300, then

Sets of 34, 33, 33 - rest for 2 minutes, repeat, up to

1000

Cumulative total 279,000

**9th February 2020**

**I found it hard to get into it tonight, took me about 3 sets before I began to feel comfortable.**

But then, at around the 700 mark, I felt pretty good and reduced the pause between 100s to 1 minute 30. And then, when I reached 900, I thought I'd like to see how many I could do in one minute. So I rested for 5 or so minutes, then went for it.

Drum roll...

109 press ups, without stopping, in one minute. I have to be honest and say that I don't think I was getting down as far as I was at the beginning of my evening routine, but even so, I'm very happy with that. I now need to see how many proper press ups I can do in one minute when I'm fresh.

Cumulative total 278,000

**6th February 2020**

**As before:**

1000

Cumulative total 277,000

**4th February 2020**

**As before:**

1000

Cumulative total 276,000

**1st February 2020**

**As before:**

1000

Cumulative total 275,000

**30th January 2020**

**Same system again - takes me about 50 minutes to complete, but I can do other things in the gaps.**

1000

Cumulative total 274,000

**28th January 2020**

However, I wasn't happy that I was only hitting the hundreds every 300 with this system, so I thought I'd do sets of 34, 33, 33 = 100.

And, to make sure I wasn't slipping from good form, I thought I'd have a rest every 100, so I'd do 100, then set a timer for 2 minutes, another hundred, another 2 minute rest, and so on.

34, 33, 33 = 100 (times 10) = 1000

Cumulative total 273,000

**26th January 2020**

Recently, I've noticed that I have developed a sort of bounce back up. So there is a definite rhythm to my routine, now, and I'm getting my elbows at 90 degrees - mostly. And I've decided that I should increase the number of push ups in each set - so I thought I'd try going up to 30.

Sets of 30 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 272,000

**22nd January 2020**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 271,000

**19th January 2020**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 270,000

**16th January 2020**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 269,000

**13th January 2020**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 268,000

**10th January 2020**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 267,000

**7th January 2020**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 266,000

**5th January 2020**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 265,000

**1st January 2020**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

**30th December 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 263,000

**22nd December 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 262,000

**18th December 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 261,000

**16th December 2019**

Going for how many I can do in one minute:

95 (85 straight out), 82, 85, 70, 68 = 400, then sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 260,000

**12th December 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 259,000

**10th December 2019**

60, 77, 63, 60, 70, 50 = 380, then sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 258,000

**8th December 2019**

45, 50, 55, 50, then sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 257,000

**6th December 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 256,000

**3rd December 2019**

Sets of 50 at intermittent times during the day.

1000

Cumulative total 255,000

**1st December 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 254,000

**29th November 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 253,000

**27th November 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 252,000

**21st November 2019**

50, 70, 60, 60 = 240Then sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 251,000

**18th November 2019**

**I've had a muscle spasm, leading to back pain for the past week or so - got back into it today with rolled up towel again, and sets of 20 throughout.**

1000

Cumulative total

**250,000**- or one quarter of a million. So I'm 1/4 towards my goal. That's taken me 2 years, 1 month and 3 weeks. At this rate I'll reach 1,000,000 in about another 6 years, 4 months. However, I'll try and reach the million within 8 years altogether.

**5th November 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 249,000

**3rd November 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 248,000

**29th October 2019**

40, 50, 70 (in one minute), 50, 65, 75 (in one minute) - at ten minute intervals - then sets of 20 up to 1000

Cumulative total 247,000

**25th October 2019**

Several times through the day I tried to see how many I can do before I have to pause, then continued with sets of 20 right through. This with my towel just folded - not rolled.

40, 45, 50 (at ten minute intervals) then sets of 20, up to

1000

Cumulative total 246,000

**21st October 2019**

Several times through the day I tried to see how many I can do before I have to pause, then continued with sets of 25 right through.

35, 50, 40, 45, 40, 40 (at ten minute intervals) then up to

1000

Cumulative total 245,000

**17th October 2019**

Several times through the day I tried to see how many I can do before I have to pause, then continued with sets of 25 right through.

40, 45, 50 then up to

1000

Cumulative total 244,000

**14th October 2019**

A couple of times through the day I tried to see how many I can do in one minute, then continued with sets of 25 right through.

60, 63, then up to

1000

Cumulative total 243,000

**11th October 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 242,000

**9th October 2019**

Sets of 25 right through. Now, the first 12 of my 25 press ups are with my forehead touching the folded towel. My plan is to increase this proportion gradually, until the whole 25 are. Then I can start increasing the numbers in my sets as I've done earlier.

1000

Cumulative total 241,000

**7th October 2019**

40, 60, 63, 65 (how many I can do in one minute)

Then sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 240,000

**5th October 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 239,000

**2nd October 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 238,000

**30th September 2019**

Tonight I was seeing how many p/ups I could do without stopping, with my forehead touching the folded towel:

41, 43, 40, 46, 37 = 207 (sets 5 minutes apart)

Then 25 every minute.

1000

Cumulative total 237,000

**28th September 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 236,000

My 82nd birthday today! So it's now two years since I began this challenge. At this rate of progress I will reach 1 million well in advance of my 90th birthday.

**26th September 2019**

I changed the rolled up towel I was using to check that my head was getting to within 9cm of the floor, to a folded towel - with my head coming to within 4cm of the floor. I'm pretty sure my elbows are now forming a right-angle, which is a requirement for a correct press up. And did my sets of 25 every 2 minutes instead of every minute.

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 235,000

**23rd September 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 234,000

**19th September 2019**

Sets of 35 up to 210, 30 up to 600, then

1000

Cumulative total 233,000

**16th September 2019**

Initial sets of 100, 50, 40, then sets of 30 and 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 232,000

**12th September 2019**

Initial sets of 85, 100, 90, 95, 95 = 405, then sets of 40 ups to 600 and 30 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 231,000

**10th September 2019**

Initial sets of 70, 75, 80, 85, 95 = 405, then sets of 40 ups to 600 and 30 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 230,000

**6th September 2019**

Sets of 40, then 35 up to 330, then 30 up to 600, then 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 229,000

**1st September 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 228,000

**30th August 2019**

Sets of 30 up to 300, then sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 227,000

**21st August 2019**

Initial sets of 60, 70, 65, 65, 65, 65 - 5 minutes apart - then sets of 25 and 30 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 226,000

**19th August 2019**

Sets of 30 up to 300, then 25 and 30 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 225,000

**14th August 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 224,000

**11th August 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 223,000

**8th August 2019**

Sets 30 up to 150, then sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 222,000

**5th August 2019**

Chin ups -

10, 8, 8, 6 = 32 another PB

**Sunday 4th August 2019**

Today we finally got around to filming my press up routine, 1000 press ups - sometimes 3 times a week, but I'm aiming to do 10,000 every month. I found it hard work in the sun - and switched to the shade about halfway through. I still just about finished my last set of 25, which is not something that generally happens when I'm doing them at home - I generally finish pretty fresh.

So, 1000 in sets of 25, in 39 minutes 41 seconds.

Cumulative total 221,000

**3rd August 2019**

Chin ups -

9, 8, 8, 6 = 31 - a PB

**1st August 2019**

Sets 30 up to 150, then sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 220,000

**31st July 2019**

Chin ups -

8, 7, 7, 6 = 28

**30th July 2019**

Sets of 30 up to 300, then sets of 25 through to 850, then 5 sets of 30.

1000

Cumulative total 219,000

**25th July 2019**

Chin ups -

8, 8, 8, 7 = 31

**24th July 2019**

Sets of 25 right through to 850, then finished with 5 sets of 30.

1000

Cumulative total 218,000

**22nd July 2019**

Chin ups -

6, 6, 6, 6 = 24 ( have let these go a bit)

**21st July 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 217,000

**19th July 2019**

Began optimistically with 2 sets of 50, then sets of 35 up to 380, then sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 216,000

**17th July 2019**

6 sets of 30, then sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 215,000

**15th July 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 214,000

**9th July 2019**

Began with 2 sets of 40, then a couple of sets of 35, then sets of 25 interspersed with sets of 39 as I recovered a little.

1000

Cumulative total 213,000

**2nd July 2019**

Sets of 35 up to 175, then sets of 30 right through. Finished under 33 minutes. My best attempt so far.

1000

Cumulative total 212,000

**28th June 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 211,000

**27th June 2019**

Chin ups -

8, 7, 7, 6 = 28

**26th June 2019**

Sets of 30 up to 450, then sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 210,000

**24th June 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 209,000

**21st June 2019**

Started off with 5 sets of 30, then reverted to sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 208,000

**19th June 2019**

Sets of 25 right through to 900, then 5 sets of 20

1000

Cumulative total 207,000

**18th June 2019**

Chin ups -

8, 7, 7, 6 = 28

**17th June 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 206,000

**10th June 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 205,000

**6th June 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 204,000

**2nd June 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 203,000

**29th May 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 202,000

**26th May 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 201,000

**22nd May 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 200,000 (Yoohoo! One fifth of the way to my goal!)

**20th May 2019**

Chin ups -

7, 7, 7, 7 = 28

**19th May 2019**

**Sets of 25 right through**

1000

Cumulative total 199,000

**17th May 2019**

**Sets of 25 right through**

1000

Cumulative total 198,000

**14th May 2019**

Chin ups -

8, 7, 7, 7 = 29

**13th May 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 197,000

**10th May 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 196,000

**9th May 2019**

Chin ups -

7, 7, 6, 6 = 26

**8th May 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 195,000

**6th May 2019**

Chin ups -

6, 6, 6, 6 = 24

**5th May 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 194,000

**1st May 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 193,000

**29th April 2019**

Chin ups -

6, 6, 6, 6 = 24

**28th April 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 192,000

**22nd April 2019**

Chin ups -

6, 5, 6, 6 = 23

**21st April 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 191,000

**17th April 2019**

**Tonight I unfurled the towel I'm using as a guide about 6 inches, so my press ups were a little bit deeper. Had to take an extra minute break every hundred press ups after the first 500.**

**Sets of 25 right through**

1000

Cumulative total 190,000

**16th April 2019**

**2 sets of kettlebell exercises.**

**15th April 2019**

Chin ups -

6, 6, 6, 5 - 23

**14th April 2019**

**Sets of 25 right through**

1000

Cumulative total 190,000

**11th April 2019**

**Sets of 25 right through**

1000

Cumulative total 189,000

**8th April 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 188000

**5th April 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 187000

**3rd April 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 186000

**1st April 2019**

Chin ups -

6, 8, 7, 7 = 28

**31st March 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 185000

**29th March 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 184000

**27th March 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 183000

**24th March 2019**

Sets of 25 right through.

1000

Cumulative total 182000

**22nd March 2019**

Sets of 25 to begin with, then at 300 I went to sets of 20 - with through to the end, finishing at the 46 minute mark.

1000

Cumulative total 181000

**17th March 2019**

Sets of 25 to begin with, then at 300 I went to sets of 20 - with through to the end, finishing at the 46 minute mark.

1000

Cumulative total 181000

**13th March 2019**

Posting live, for a change:

Another PB - 2, actually - 100 press ups in one go, then 107 inside the minute. So I'm doing over 50 seconds before I have to stop - nearly there, folks! :)

107

80 187

85 272

Then sets of 35, 30 and finally 25 up to

1000

Cumulative total 180,000

**10th March 2019**

Another tough workout - wasn't easy at all this time. So I didn't push myself too hard, giving myself breaks whenever I started struggling. The whole workout took well over an hour.

1000

Cumulative total 178,000

**8th March 2019**

Tonight I began with sets of 35 - up to 210, then sets of 30 up to 960 and finished with 2 x 20 to reach 1000. I did this in by far my best time - it only took me 32.11. If I keep this up, under 30 minutes for 1000 press ups is very achievable.

1000

Cumulative total 177,000

**6th March 2019**

Once again, I tried to see how many I could do in one minute. In fact, I can say I've accomplished one of my goals, that is, to do 100 press ups in one minute. I did 94 in one stretch, rested for several seconds, did a further 4, then another 4. But I won't be happy until I can do the 100 without any pause. After this I did 2 more flat out for a minute sets, then reverted to 30 every minute up to 620, then sets of 25 up to 1000.

1000

Cumulative total 176,000

**4th March 2019**

Chin ups - 7, 7, 7, 7 = 28

**3rd March 2019**

No one minutes worth to start with today, instead, I just did sets of 25 right through to 1000. Finish time 39:15. I found this much easier, there wasn't much strain, even towards the end.

1000

Cumulative total 175,000

**1st March 2019**

60 to start with, then sets of 30, up to 180; sets of 25 up to 730, then closed out with sets of 20. Finish time 46:14.

1000

Cumulative total 174,000

**27th February 2019**

Different approach again - this time I did as many as I could in a minute, rested, then another minute, and so on, up to 790, then I went to sets of 50, then 40, then 35 up to 1000 - I didn't do an overall time. So:

90 in the first set, then:

90

91 (a PB)

93 (another PB)

95 (PB again)

90

60

62

64

55

50

50

40

Plus 2 sets of 35 to finish off the 1000

1000

Cumulative total 173,000

**25th February 2019**

Press ups - 8, 7. 6, 7 = 28

**24th February 2019**

Began with 80, then sets of 25 up to 500, finishing with sets of 20 up to the 44 minute mark.

1000

Cumulative total 172000

**22nd February 2019**

Sets of 25 to begin with, then at 300 I went to sets of 20 - with through to the end, finishing at the 46 minute mark.

1000

Cumulative total 171000

**20th February 2019**

Today I did a couple of try-outs in the morning, to see how many I could do in 30 seconds. My first attempt, I did 55, the second time I managed 60. So I already had 115 under my belt before I began my evening ritual. I did the remaining 885 in sets of 25, finishing in just over 35 minutes.

1000

Cumulative total 170000

**18th February 2019**

Again a different approach - I decided I would just do sets of 25, to see if I could perhaps go right through - and indeed, I did. Doing it this way, I didn't feel any stress, so maintained sets of 25 throughout, finishing on 39.14.

1000

Cumulative total 169000

**15th February 2019**

Bit of a departure tonight - starting of with sets of 35, then dropping down as I tired - but only to sets of 20. Workout time, 37.11.

1000

Cumulative total 168000

**13th February 2019**

Again an improvement - 85 in the first minute, and the workout took a bit less time, 40:21.

1000

Cumulative total 167000

**11th February 2019**

Chin ups 7, 7, 7, 7 = 28

**10th February 2019**

Bit of an improvement - The workout took a bit less time 44:11, again it was hard work.

1000

Cumulative total 166000

**9th February 2019**

Chin ups 8, 8, 6, 7 = 29

**8th February 2019**

Similar story to the 3rd Feb - except I managed 85 in the first minute, but it was slow going again. The workout took a bit less time 46:09, but it was hard work.

1000

Cumulative total 165000

**4th February 2019**

Chin ups 8, 7, 6, 5 = 26

**3rd February 2019**

This was hard - and slow - work tonight! I got up to 60 in the first minute, and had to give it up - then I only did 4 sets of 30, before I had to drop down to sets of 25. Again I was only able to do 7 sets of 25 before I dropped it down to sets of 20.Then, after 720 press ups, I went down to sets of 15, which took me through to the end. The whole workout took 49:09, 13 minutes longer than the last time. I did not enjoy the workout at all! :(

1000

Cumulative total 164000

**1st February 2019**

Two more PBs tonight: I did 95 press ups in one minute (84 in one burst; rest for a few seconds, then 7 more; rest for a couple of seconds, then the final 4). And I took another five minutes off my time, completing the 1000 in 36:20. I am now able to maintain sets of 25 right up to 1000.

1000

Cumulative total 163000

**30th January 2019**

Tonight I cut another couple of minutes off my time, completing the 1000 in 41:17. I am now able to maintain sets of 25 up to 870 - doing sets of 20 for the remainder.

1000

Cumulative total 162000

**29th January 2019**

HIIT

**28th January 2019**

Chin ups 9, 9, 8, 7 = 33 - that's better, a PB!

**27th January 2019**

Wow - another PB! Tonight I cut almost 5 minutes off my previous PB, set only 2 days ago - completing my 1000 press ups in 43.30.

So, 85 in the first minute, then, after 2 mins rest, I did 3 sets of 30, then 25 every minute, up to 650. Then sets of 20 up to 870; and sets of 15 every minute right up to 1000 in 43:30. Interestingly, I felt able, whilst doing sets of 15, that I could throw in a set of 20 every now and again. I find it difficult to believe that I've improved by over 10 minutes, in just 7 days. And I'm wondering how long I can keep progressing like this.

1000

Cumulative total 161000

**25th January 2019**

Another couple of PBs tonight. First I managed 90 press ups inside one minute; then I completed my 1000 press ups in 48:20.

So, 90 in the first minute (80 straight out, then another 10 after a few seconds rest), then, after 2 mins rest, I did 25. Thereafter I did 25 every minute, for 6 more minutes - up to 440. (Disclaimer: I had a 5 minute break for a phone call at the 240 mark.) Then I did sets of 20 up to 720 at the 30 minute mark. Then 15 every minute, and I was able to keep going right up to 1000 in 48:20.

1000

Cumulative total 160000

**24th January 2019**

HIIT

**23rd January 2019**

I seem to have discovered the quickest way to complete my 1000 press ups. Again I repeated the method I used on the 20th December, of doing a set every minute - after seeing how many I could do in the first minute. Tonight it took me just over 50 minutes.

So, 81 in the first minute, then, after 2 mins rest, I did 24. Thereafter I did 25 every minute, for 6 more minutes - up to 255. Then I did sets of 20 up to 800 at the 36 minute mark. Then 15 every minute, and I was able to keep going right up to 1000 in 50:25.

1000

Cumulative total 159000

**21st January 2019**

Chin ups 8, 8, 7, 6 = 29

**20th January 2019**

Tonight I went back and repeated the press up exercise I did one month ago - on the 20th December - to see how much I've improved.

In the event, I did my 1000 full press ups in no less than 10 minutes shorter - taking me 54 minutes 27 seconds.

So, 80 in the first minute, then, after 2 mins rest, I did 25. Thereafter I did 25 every minute, for only 4 more minutes - up to 205. Then I did sets of 20 up to 620 at the 29 minute mark. Then 15 every minute, and I was able to keep going right up to 1000 in 54:27.

1000

Cumulative total 158000

**Note:**I'm still aiming for 100 inside one minute - which is why I start off going flat out for the full minute. Tonight I did 60 straight off, rested for a few seconds, did another 10, rested again and did the final 10. My goal, obviously, is to do the 100 in one go. My second aim is to do my 1000 press ups every 3 days - on my way to completing one million press ups inside 10 years - as fast as I can. It is a chore, of course, and, as my wife will tell you, I want to finish my chores just as fast as I can!

**18th January 2019**

**17th January 2019**

**1000**

Cumulative total 157,000

Another good session tonight:

I began with 80 full press ups in the first minute (60 straight out, then two sets of 10 within the minute) - a PB- then I did 40 every 3 minutes up to 320, when I went down to sets of 35. This took me through to 570, when I went down to sets of 30. At 660 I went down to sets of 20, which I maintained through to 1000. Took me 80 minutes all told

**16th January 2019**

**15th January 2019**

Chin ups 7, 7, 6, 5 = 25

Seem to be going backwards :(

**14th January 2019**

600

Cumulative total 156,000

Only 600 press ups tonight - wasn't really feeling like it, so I decided to even up the cumulative total - it's been bugging me for a while.

**13th January 2019**

**Kettlebell exercises**

**12th January 2019**

**Chin ups - 7, 7, 7, 5 = 26**

**11th January 2019**

1000

Cumulative Total 155400

**8th January 2019**

**Chin ups - 6, 6, 6, 6 = 24**

**7th January 2019**

**1000**

Cumulative Total 154400

**5th January 2019**

**1000**

Cumulative Total 153400

**25th December 2018**

**1000**

Cumulative Total 152400

**23rd December 2018**

**1000**

Cumulative Total 151400

**20th December 2019**

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.

1000

Cumulative total 150400

**15th December 2018**

1000

Cumulative Total 149400

**12th December 2018**

**1000**

Cumulative Total 148400

**9th December 2018**

1000

Cumulative Total 147400

**7th December 2018**

**1000**

Cumulative Total 146400

**3rd December 2018**

**1000**

Cumulative Total 145400

**28th November 2018**

**1000**

Cumulative Total 144400

**24th November 2018**

**1000**

Cumulative Total 143400

**21st November 2018**

1000

Cumulative Total 142400

**18th November 2018**

**1000**

Cumulative Total 141400

**15th November 2018**

**1000. Every 6 minutes I decided to do as many good press ups as I could in one minute. I don't do these all straight off - I might do 50, rest for a few seconds, do another 5 or 6, and so on:**

00 - 67

06 - 63 = 130

12 - 65 = 195

18 - 60 = 255

24 - 65 = 320

30 - 65 = 385

36 - 60 = 445

42 - 65 = 510

48 - 65 = 575

54 - 60 = 635

60 - 50 = 685 (starting to tire, now!)

66 - 30 = 715 (decided to do 30ish every 3 minutes)

69 - 35 = 750

72 - 35 = 785

75 - 30 = 815

78 - 30 = 845

81 - 30 = 875

84 - 30 = 905

87 - 30 = 935

90 - 30 = 965

93 - 35 = 1000

So, 1000 press ups, every one of which my head hit the towel.

Cumulative total 140400

**14th November 2018**

**Kettlebell exercises**

**13th November 2018**

**Chin ups -**

7, 7, 7, 8

**12th November 2018**

**1000 press ups in sets of 50**

Cumulative total 139400

**7th November 2018**

**1000 press ups in sets of 50**

Cumulative total 138400

**5th November 2018**

Chin ups 9, 7, 8, 7 = 31

**4th November 2018**

**1000 press ups in sets of 50**

Cumulative total 137400

**2nd November 2018**

**Chin ups -**

9, 7, 7, 7 = 30

**1st November 2018**

**1000 press ups in sets of 50**

Cumulative total 136400

**31st October 2018**

**8, 8, 8, 7 = 31**

**29th October 2018**

**1000 press up in sets of 50 - 668 of which were 'proper' press ups**

Cumulative total 135400

**27th October 2018**

**Kettlebell exercises**

**26th October 2018**

**Chin ups -**

7, 8, 8, 5 = 28

**25th October 1208**

**1000 press ups in sets of 50 - first 31 of each set 'proper'ones**

Cumulative total 134400

**24th October 2018**

**Kettlebell exercises**

**23rd October 2018**

**Chin ups -**

7, 8, 6, 7 = 28

**22nd October 2018**

**1000 press ups - 50 every 4 minutes, first 30 of each set 'proper' ones.**

Cumulative total 133400

**20th October 2018**

**Chin ups -**

9, 6, 7, 8 = 30

**19th October 2018**

**1000 press ups - 50 every 3 minutes - first 30 of each set 'proper' ones.**

**Cumulative total 132400**

**17th October 2018**

**Chinups:**

7, 7, 7, 7 = 28

**16th October 2018**

**1000 press ups. Tonight I started early, doing sets of 60 proper press ups ever 9 minutes. Took me nearly 3 hours. But i get lots of other things done in-between.**

Cumulative total 131400

**15th October 2018**

**Kettlebell exercises**

**14th October 2018**

Chin ups - from now on, all my chin ups will be full ones. In that my eyeline dips below my elbows each time.

6, 6, 7, 8 = 27

**13th October 2018**

00 - 40

03 - 80

06 - 120

09 - 160

12 - 200

15 - 240

18 - 280

21 - 320

24 - 360

27 - 400

30 - 440

33 - 480

36 - 520

39 - 560

42 - 600

45 - 640

48 - 680

51 - 720

54 - 760

57 - 800

60 - 840

63 - 880

66 - 920

69 - 960

72 - 1000

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 130400

**12th October 2018**

9kg kettlebell

2 sets of 9 exercises

**11th October 2018**

Chin ups:

15, 15, 12, 11

Wow! My best by far! Now I have no excuse, I need to start working on my form. ATM, I wouldn't say I've been doing full chin ups - so I need to go lower.

**10th October 2018**

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 129400

Chin ups:

11, 11, 9, 8

**9th October 2018**
9kg kettlebell

2 sets of 9 exercises

**8th October 2018**Chin ups:

11, 11, 9, 8

**7th October 2018**

**I was filming some of today's sets - sets of 40 'proper, head touching towel' push ups, up until I got to 200. Then I did sets of 50, with 40 of them being full on, and 10 not proper pushups. After about 700 I went to 30 real push ups, out of 50, then finished off with half and half, up to 1000. Took me just over 2 hours from start to finish. There was no doubt it helped me, especially in the beginning, to have long pauses between sets, whilst I was setting the camera up, changing TV stations on my MacBook, and generally being unhurried.**

**Today's total, 1000**

Cumulative total, 128400

**6th October 2018**

9kg kettlebell

2 sets of 9 exercises

**5th October 2018**

Chin ups:

10, 10, 7, 7

**4th October 2018**

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 127400

**3rd October 2018**

9kg kettlebell

2 sets of 9 exercises

2 sets of 9 exercises

**2nd October 2018**

Chin ups:

10, 12, 11, 9

**1st October 2018**

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 126400

**30th September 2018**

Chin ups:

9, 10, 11, 9

**28th September 2018**

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 125400

**24th September 2018**

Chin ups:

12, 12, 8, 10

**23rd September 2018**

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 124400

**21st September 2018**

Chin ups:

12, 9, 8, 9

**20th September 2018**

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 123400

**18th September 2018**

Chin ups:

10, 10, 8, 6

**17th September 2018**

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 122400

**14th September 2018**

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 121400

**12th September 2018**

Chin ups:

8, 9, 8, 9

**11th September 2018**

Okay, this is getting a bit ridiculous. From now on I'll just post the totals for every day I do my press ups.

So, today I did my usual 1000 - roughly 40 every 3 minutes - took me an hour and 21 minutes.

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 120400

**8th September 2018**

00 - 20

01 - 40

02 - 60

03 - 80

04 - 100

05 - 120

06 - 140

07 - 160

08 - 180

09 - 200

10 - 220

11 - 240

13 - 280

14 - 300

15 - 320

16 - 340

17 - 360

18 - 380

19 - 400

20 - 420

21 - 460

22 - 500

(Short break)

32 - 520

33 - 540

34 - 580

35 - 600

36 - 620

37 - 640

38 - 660

39 - 680

40 - 700

41 - 720

42 - 740

(Another break)

(Now taking a 2 min gap)

52 - 760

54 - 780

56 - 800

58 - 820

60 - 840

62 - 860

64 - 880

66 - 900

68 - 920

70 - 940

72 - 960

74 - 980

76 - 1000

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 119400

**7th September 2018**

2 x 9 sets of kettlebell exercises

**6th September 2018**

Chin ups:

10, 10, 7, 10 = 37

Notes: There was around 15 minutes between the first 2 sets, then only 4 minutes between sets two and three - then another 30 minutes before the last set. Once I can manage 4 sets of 10, I shall start reducing the gaps between them. Once I get the gaps down to 1 minute, still doing sets of 10, I shall start working on my form. At the moment, I don't go all the way down before coming back up again.

**5th September 2018**

(Posted in real time)

00 - 20

01 - 40

02 - 60

03 - 80

04 - 100

05 - 120

06 - 140

07 - 160

08 - 180

09 - 200

10 - 220

11 - 240

13 - 280

14 - 300

15 - 320

16 - 340

17 - 360

18 - 380

19 - 400

20 - 420

22 - 460

24 - 500

26 - 540

28 - 580

30 - 620

32 - 660

34 - 700

36 - 740

38 - 780

40 - 820

42 - 860

44 - 900

46 - 940

48 - 980

50 - 1000

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 118400

**1st September 2018**

Chin ups:

9, 9, 7, 8 = 33

(Back to normal)

**31st August 2018**

(Posted in real time)

Today I made a real effort to get my form right. I am well aware that my press ups are not perfect. So today, for the first 600 I made sure that my forehead touched my rolled up pacamac each time. After 600 I found this a bit too much, so reverted to my 'imperfect' press ups.

00 - 20

01 - 40

02 - 60

03 - 80

04 - 100

05 - 120

06 - 140

07 - 160

08 - 180

09 - 200

10 - 220

11 - 240

12 - 260

13 - 280

14 - 300

15 - 320

16 - 340

17 - 360

18 - 380

19 - 400

20 - 420

21 - 440

22 - 460

23 - 480

24 - 500

25 - 520

26 - 540

27 - 560

28 - 580

29 - 600

32 - 650

34 - 700

36 - 750

38 - 800

40 - 850

42 - 900

44 - 950

46 - 1000

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 117400

**29th August 2018**

Chin ups:

7, 7, 5, 6 = 25

(Slipped back a little, since I haven't been doing them regularly)

**28th August 2018**

(Posted in real time)

00 - 50

02 - 100

04 - 150

06 - 200

08 - 250

10 - 300

12 - 350

14 - 400

16 - 450

18 - 500

20 - 550

22 - 600

24 - 650

26 - 700

28 - 750

30 - 800

32 - 850

34 - 900

36 - 950

38 - 1000

40 - 1035

Today's total 1070

Cumulative total 116400

(Aiming to round up the cumulative total - but gradually.)

**24th August 2018**

(Posted in real time)

00 - 50

02 - 100

04 - 150

06 - 200

08 - 250

10 - 300

12 - 350

14 - 400

16 - 450

18 - 500

20 - 550

22 - 600

26 - 700

28 - 750

30 - 800

32 - 850

34 - 900

36 - 950

38 - 1000

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 115330

**22nd August 2018**

(Posted in real time)

00 - 50

02 - 100

04 - 150

06 - 200

08 - 250

10 - 300

12 - 350

14 - 400

16 - 450

18 - 500

20 - 550

22 - 600

24 - 650

26 - 700

28 - 750

30 - 800

32 - 850

34 - 900

36 - 950

38 - 1000

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 114330

**19th August 2018**

(Posted in real time)

00 - 50

02 - 100

04 - 150

06 - 200

08 - 250

10 - 300

12 - 350

14 - 400

16 - 450

18 - 500

20 - 550

22 - 600

24 - 650

26 - 700

28 - 750

30 - 800

32 - 850

34 - 900

36 - 950

38 - 1000

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 113330

**18th August 2018**

2 sets of kettlebell exercises

**17th August 2018**

**Initial set of one hundred - in 59 seconds.**

Then sets of 50 every 2 minutes for 34 or so minutes

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 112330

**14th August 2018**

(Posted in real time)

00 - 90

02 - 70 160

04 - 60 220

06 - 50 270

08 - 60 330

10 - 50 380

12 - 50 430

14 - 50 480

16 - 50 530

18 - 50 580

20 - 50 630

22 - 50 680

24 - 50 730

26 - 50 780

28 - 40 820

30 - 40 860

32 - 40 900

34 - 40 940

36 - 40 980

38 - 20 1000

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 111330

**13th August 2018**

2 sets of kettlebell exercises

**12th August 2018**

Chin ups, 4 sets:

9, 8, 9, 8 - total 34

**11th August 2018**

Sets of 40 every minute up to 600, then:

Sets of 30 every minute.

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 110330

**9th August 2018**

Chin ups, 4 sets:

9, 8, 9, 9 - total 35

**8th August 2018**

Push ups: Sets of 40 every 2 minutes (roughly)

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 109330

**5th August 2018**

Push ups: Sets of 40 every 2 minutes (roughly)

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 108330

**2nd August 2018**

Chin ups, 4 sets:

7, 7, 8, 7 - total 29

**1st August 2018**

Push ups: Sets of 40 every 2 minutes (roughly)

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 107330

**30th July 2018**

Chin ups, 4 sets:

6, 6, 5, 5 - total 22

**29th July 2018**

Sets of 40 every 2 minutes (roughly)

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 106330

**25th July 2018**

Chin ups, 4 sets:

8, 7, 7, 6 - total 28

**24th July 2018**

Sets of 40 every 2 minutes (roughly)

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 105330

**18th July 2018**

Sets of 40 every 2 minutes (roughly)

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 104330

**17th July 2018**

**2 sets of kettlebell exercises**

**16th July 2018**

Chin ups, 4 sets:

7, 7, 7, 4 - total 25

**15th July 2018**

Sets of 40 every 2 minutes (roughly)

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 103330

**13th July 2018**

Kettlebell HIIT:

8 sets of 2 handed swing for 20 seconds - with 10 seconds rest

**12th July 2018**

Sets of 40 every 2 minutes (roughly)

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 102330

**11th July 2018**

2 sets of kettlebell exercises

**10th July 1018**

Chin ups: 7, 7, 6, 6 - Total 26

**9th July 2018**

HIIT first, then sets of 20 every minute (roughly)

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 101330

**7th July 2018**

Sets of 25 every minute (roughly)

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 100330

**Notes**:

Since my goal is to complete 1 million press ups in ten years - between my 80th and my 90th birthday - equating to 100,000 every year - I'm presently approximately 12 weeks ahead of schedule.

I'm aware that my form was not very good in the beginning, and it still isn't perfect. But it's a lot better than it was at the beginning. I'm meeting with a trainer shortly to help get my press up posture as it should be.

I've been asked several times if I ache after doing these exercises - and I have to say, generally, I don't. I'm always glad to have finished, and the last 2 or 3 hundred can be really hard work. But there is no muscle pain - either directly after, or the next day.

However, since I recommenced my chin ups, I've found doing the push ups the day after can be very hard work. I've been advised to leave three days between push ups, to allow my body to rest. As I get more used to both these exercises, it might be that I can resume every other day push ups and chin ups - if I do this, I'll do the kettlebell exercises on the same day as my chin ups.

**3rd July 2018**Sets of 25 every minute (roughly)

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 99330

**2nd July 2018**

Chin ups: 6, 6, 6, 5 - total 23

**1st July 2018**

Sets of 25 every minute (roughly)

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 98330

**29th June 2018**

Sets of 40 every 2 minutes (roughly)

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 97330

**24th June 2018**

Sets of 34/33 every minute (roughly)

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 96330

**22nd June 2018**

Sets of 40 every 2 minutes (roughly)

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 95330

**19th June 2018**

Chin ups: 7, 5, 5, 5 - total 22

**18th June 2018**

Sets of 40 every 2 minutes (roughly)

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 94330

**11th June 2018**

Chin ups: 7, 6, 6, 6 - total 25

**10th June 2018**

Sets of 50 every 2 minutes (roughly)

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 93330

**8th June 2018**

Chin ups: 5, 6, 5, 5 - total 21

**6th June 2018**

Sets of 40 every 2 minutes (roughly)

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 92330

**4th June 2018**

Chin ups: 5, 5, 4, 4 - total 18

**3rd June 2018**

Sets of 40 every 20 seconds (HIIT) - 320

Then sets of 50 every 2 minutes (roughly)

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 91330

**2nd June 2018**

Chin ups: 4, 3, 3, 3 - total 13

**1st June 2018**

Sets of 40 every 20 seconds (HIIT) - 320

Then sets of 50 every 2 minutes (roughly)

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 90330

**31st May 2018**

Just installed my new chin up bar, so:

Chin ups: 3, 3, 3, 3 - total 12

Not bad for a first effort.

**27th May 2018**

Sets of 40 every 20 seconds (HIIT) - 320

Then sets of 50 every 2 minutes (roughly)

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 89330

**25th May 2018**

Sets of 50 every 2 minutes (roughly)

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 88330

**21st May 2018**

Sets of 50 every 2 minutes (roughly)

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 87330

**18th May 2018**

Sets of 40 every 2 minutes (roughly)

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 86330

**16th May 2018**

Sets of 50 every 2 minutes (roughly)

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 85330

**14th May 2018**

Sets of 33/34 every minute (roughly)

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 84330

**10th May 2018**

Began with HIIT - 8 sets of 40, then:

Sets of 33/34 every minute (roughly)

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 83330

**8th May 2018**

Began with HIIT - 8 sets of 40, then:

Sets of 33/34 every minute (roughly)

Today's total 1000

Cumulative total 82330

**6th May 2018**

100 every 3 minutes in sets of 33, 33, 34 = 100

So, 10 blocks of 100 =

Total = 1000

Cumulative total 81330

**4th May 2018**

100 every 3 minutes in sets of 33, 33, 34 = 100

So, 10 blocks of 100 =

Total = 1000

Cumulative total 81330

**1st May 2018**

100 every 3 minutes in sets of 33, 33, 34 = 100

So, 10 blocks of 100 =

Total = 1000

Cumulative total 81330

**29th April 2018**

100 every 3 minutes in sets of 33, 33, 34 = 100

So, 10 blocks of 100 =

Total = 1000

Cumulative total 80330

**25/4/18**

30 every 2 minutes for 72 minutes. roughly

Total 1000

Cumulative total 79330

**23/4/18**

50 every 2 minutes for 40 minutes

Total 1000

Cumulative total 79330

**21/4/18**

50 every 2 minutes for 40 minutes

Total 1000

Cumulative total 79330

**17th April 2018**

At home all day today, so, in between spending time in the kitchen, I did a few sets several minutes apart, making sure that each one was as perfect as I could make it:

11:25 - 11:48 4 sets of 25 = 100

11:54 - 12:08 3 sets of 34, 33, 33 = 100

12:13 - 13:05 5 sets of 40 = 200

Sub-total = 400

That meant I only needed to do 600 in the evening -

100 every 3 minutes in sets of 33, 33, 34 = 100

6 blocks of 100 = 600

Total 1000

Cumulative total 78330

**15th April 2018**

20 every minute for 50 minutes

Total 1000

Cumulative total 77330

**13th April 2018**

100 every 3 minutes in sets of 33, 33, 34 = 100

So, 10 blocks of 100 =

Total = 1000

Cumulative total 76330

**8th April 2018**

100 every 3 minutes in sets of 33, 33, 34 = 100

So, 10 blocks of 100 =

Total = 1000

Cumulative total 75330

**6th April 2018**

25 sets of 20 every minute = 500

Then 100 every 3 minutes for 15 minutes = 500

Total = 1000

Cumulative total 74330

**3rd April 2018**

10 sets of 40 over 10 minutes = 400

Then 12 set of 50 every 90 seconds = 600

Total = 1000

Cumulative total 73330

**1st April 2018**

10 sets of 40 over 10 minutes = 400

So, 6 blocks of 100 (100 every 3 minutes in sets of 33, 33, 34) = 600

Total = 1000

Cumulative total 72330

**29th March 2018**

10 sets of 40 over 10 minutes = 400

So, 6 blocks of 100 (100 every 3 minutes in sets of 33, 33, 34) = 600

Total = 1000

Cumulative total 71330

**27th March 2018**

10 sets of 40 over 10 minutes = 400

So, 6 blocks of 100 (100 every 3 minutes in sets of 33, 33, 34) = 600

Total = 1000

Cumulative total 70330

**25th March 2018**

HIIT over 3 minutes, 40 every 30 seconds = 320

So, 6 blocks of 100 (100 every 3 minutes in sets of 33, 33, 34) = 600

2 x 40 = 80

Total = 1000

Cumulative total 69330

**23rd March 2018**

Relaxed session - over 40 minutes, sets of 50 every 2 minutes

40 x 50 = 1000

Total = 1000

Cumulative total 68330

**21st March 2018**

HIIT over 3 minutes, 40 every 30 seconds = 320

So, 6 blocks of 100 (100 every 3 minutes in sets of 33, 33, 34) = 600

2 x 40 = 80

Total = 1000

Cumulative total 67330

**19th March 2018**

HIIT over 3 minutes, 40 every 30 seconds = 320

So, 6 blocks of 100 (100 every 3 minutes in sets of 33, 33, 34) = 600

2 x 40 = 80

Total = 1000

Cumulative total 66330

**17th March 2018**

HIIT over 3 minutes, 40 every 30 seconds = 320

So, 6 blocks of 100 (100 every 3 minutes in sets of 33, 33, 34) = 600

2 x 40 = 80

Total = 1000

Cumulative total 65330

**15th March 2018**

100 every 3 minutes in sets of 33, 33, 34 = 100

So, 10 blocks of 100 =

Total = 1000

Cumulative total 64330

**13th March 2018**

100 every 3 minutes in sets of 33, 33, 34 = 100

So, 10 blocks of 100 =

Total = 1000

Cumulative total 63330

**10th March 2018**

100 every 3 minutes in sets of 33, 33, 34 = 100

So, 10 blocks of 100 =

Total = 1000

Cumulative total 62330

**7th March 2018**

30 press ups every minute for 33 minutes = 990

Total = 990

Cumulative total 61330

**5th March 2018**

Working hard on form

Over 34 minutes:

7 x 20 = 140

20 x 33 = 660

5 x 40 = 200

Total = 1000

Cumulative total 60340

**2nd March 2018**

HIIT 320

2 sets of 80 = 160

9 x 60 = 540

Total = 1020

Cumulative total 59340

**27th February 2018**

HIIT 320

Introduced a bit of variety - started a little earlier and working on form

5 x 30 = 150

6 x 40 = 240

1 x 50 = 50

4 x 60 = 240

Total = 1000

Cumulative total 58320

**25th February 2018**

HIIT 320

6 sets of 80 = 480

2 sets of 67 & 1 set of 66 = 200

Total = 1000

Cumulative total 57320

**23rd February 2018**

HIIT 320

6 sets of 80 = 480

2 sets of 67 & 1 set of 66 = 200

Total = 1000

Cumulative total 56320

**20th February 2018**

HIIT 320

6 sets of 80 = 480

2 sets of 67 & 1 set of 66 = 200

Total = 1000

Cumulative total 55320

**Sunday18th February 2018**

HIIT 320

6 sets of 80 = 480

2 sets of 67 & 1 set of 66 = 200

Total = 1000

Cumulative total 54320

**Wednesday 14th February 2018**

HIIT 320

6 sets of 80 = 480

2 sets of 70 = 140

1 set of 60

Total = 1000

Cumulative total 54320

**Saturday 10th February 2018**

HIIT 320

8 sets of 80 = 640

1 set of 40

Total = 1000

Cumulative total 52320

**Wednesday 7th February 2018**

HIIT 320

6 sets of 80 = 480

2 sets of 70 = 140

1 set of 60

Total = 1000

Cumulative total 51320

**Monday 5th February 2018**

HIIT 320

12 sets of 60 = 720

Total = 1040

Cumulative total 50320

**Sunday 28th January 2018**

HIIT 320

12 sets of 60 = 720

Total = 1040

Cumulative total 50280

**Tuesday 23rd January 2018**

HIIT 320

12 sets of 60 = 720

Total = 1040

Cumulative total 49240

**Saturday 20th January 2018**

HIIT 320

12 sets of 60 = 720

Total = 1040

Cumulative total 48200

**Thursday 18th January 2018**

HIIT 320

12 sets of 60 = 720

Total = 1040

Cumulative total 47160

**Tuesday 16th January 2018**

HIIT 320

12 sets of 60 = 720

Total = 1040

Cumulative total 46120

**Saturday 13th January 2018**

HIIT 320

12 sets of 60 = 720

Total = 1040

Cumulative total 45080

**Thursday 11th January 2018**

HIIT 320

12 sets of 60 = 720

Total = 1040

Cumulative total 44040

**Tuesday 9th January 2018**

HIIT 320

12 sets of 60 = 720

Total = 1040

Cumulative total 43000

**Sunday 7th January 2018**

HIIT 320

12 sets of 60 = 720

Total = 1040

Cumulative total 41960

**Friday 5th January 2018**

HIIT 320

12 sets of 60 = 720

Total = 1040

Cumulative total 40920

**Wednesday 3rd January 2018**

HIIT 320

12 sets of 60 = 720

Total = 1040

Cumulative total 39880

**Monday 1st January 2018**

HIIT 320

12 sets of 60 = 720

Total = 1040

Cumulative total 38840

**Thursday 28th December 2017**

HIIT 320

12 sets of 60 = 720

Total = 1040

Cumulative total 37800

**Friday 22th December 2017**

HIIT 320

12 sets of 60 = 720

Total = 1040

Cumulative total 36760

**Tuesday 19th December 2017**

HIIT 320

12 sets of 60 = 720

Total = 1040

Cumulative total 35720

**Sunday 17th December 2017**

HIIT 320

12 sets of 60 = 720

Total = 1040

Cumulative total 34680

**Friday 15th December 2017**

HIIT 320

12 sets of 60 = 720

Total = 1040

Cumulative total 33640

**Monday 11th December 2017**

HIIT in 3:50 = 320

Then 12 sets of 60 every 2 minutes = 720

Total = 1040

Cumulative total = 32600

**Saturday 9th December 2017**

HIIT in 3:50 = 320

Then 12 sets of 60 every 2 minutes = 720

Total = 1040

Cumulative total = 31560

**Saturday 9th December 2017**

HIIT in 3:50 = 320

(I'm trying to improve my form by going deeper into each press up, so I'm now doing sets of 60 every 2 minutes. I can still do this routine whilst watching the Sky newspaper review followed by the BBC paper review on iPlayer.)

Then 12 sets of 60 every 2 minutes = 720

Total = 1040

Cumulative total = 30520

**Thursday 7th December 2017**

HIIT in 3:50 = 320

Then 12 sets of 60 every 90 seconds = 720

Total = 1040

Cumulative total = 29480

**Tuesday 5th December 2017**

HIIT in 3:50 = 320

Then 12 sets of 60 every 90 seconds = 720

Total = 1040

Cumulative total = 28440

**Sunday 3rd December 2017**

HIIT in 3:50 = 320

Then 12 sets of 60 every 90 seconds = 720

Total = 1040

Cumulative total = 27400

**Friday 1st December 2017**

HIIT in 3:50 = 320

Then 12 sets of 60 every 90 seconds = 720

Total = 1040

Cumulative total = 26360

**Wednesday 29th November 2017**

Change in routine today - I've decided to increase the HIIT portion of my workout to 8 sessions of 40 every 30 seconds - so:

HIIT in 3:50 = 320

Then 12 sets of 60 every 90 seconds = 720

Total = 1040

Cumulative total = 25320

**Monday 27th November 2017**

HIIT in 2:50 = 240

Then 13 sets of 60 every 90 seconds = 780

Total = 1020

Cumulative total = 24280

**Saturday 25th November 2017**

HIIT in 2:50 = 240

Then 13 sets of 60 every 90 seconds = 780

Total = 1020

Cumulative total = 23260

**Tuesday 21st November 2017**

HIIT in 2:50 = 240

Then 13 sets of 60 every 90 seconds = 780

Total = 1020

Cumulative total = 22240

**Saturday 18th November 2017**

HIIT in 2:50 = 240

Then 13 sets of 60 every 90 seconds = 780

Total = 1020

Cumulative total = 21220

**Wednesday 15th November 2017**

HIIT in 2:50 = 240

Then 13 sets of 60 every 90 seconds = 780

Total = 1020

Cumulative total = 20200

**Monday 13th November 2017**

HIIT in 2:50 = 240

Then 13 sets of 60 every 90 seconds = 780

Total = 1020

Cumulative total = 19180

**Saturday 11th November 2017**

HIIT in 2:50 = 240

Then 13 sets of 60 every 90 seconds = 780

Total = 1020

Cumulative total = 18160

**Thursday 9th November 2017**

HIIT in 2:50 = 240

Then 13 sets of 60 every 90 seconds = 780

Total = 1020

Cumulative total = 17140

**Tuesday 7th November 2017**

HIIT in 2:50 = 240

Then 13 sets of 60 every 90 seconds = 780

Total = 1020

Cumulative total = 16120

**Sunday 5th November**

Had a few days break - 3 of them walking in the Wye valley, Herefordshire, with some good friends.

As is our custom on these weekends (this was our 58th - my 32nd), we had a charity collection and it was decided that I was to be the recipient.

To express my thanks, I did a demo of my press ups, achieving 109 in one minute. In the evening I did my usual HIIT and then continued with sets of 60 every 90 seconds while the evening newspaper reviews lasted.

25 (as a warm-up)

109

240

660

Total 1034 + 14066 =

15100 cumulative total

[

**31st Oct 2017**- I've done it! Here's the BBC's report on it - pics and interview.

I absolutely smashed my original 100 target, achieving

**127**press ups inside 60 seconds on my third set. Total so far = 14066. Story below.]

In July 2016, I managed 1175 press ups in 1 hour, raising £850 for the local YMCA and Taunton Association for the Homeless. I did this by doing a set of 20 press ups every minute, roughly, for the hour.

I’ve kept practicing and my plan for this year's challenge is to see how many I can do in one minute. To my surprise, I’ve built up to over 100 in one minute.

I turn 80 in a few days or so, and my intention is to raise more money for charity by getting a 1 minute video of my efforts up on to YouTube. I'm still improving, and there's no doubt I'll smash my 100 press up target.

BBC film and interview on my challenge.

**Tuesday 31st October 2017 - THE DAY!**

**All went well - I had three attempts at a record:**

00-01 109

05-06 119

10-11 127

Total 355

All three were filmed, both by BBC Somerset (see report above) and the YM. As soon as I do, I'll post a link. I was given good support from the YM team, who provided both a timer and a counter. I had an audience of around 30 people (including one vegan!) who were very encouraging.

This evening I did the rest of the thousand I'm doing every other day:

HIIT in 2:50 = 240

Then 7 sets of 60 every 90 seconds = 420

With the 355 from earlier in the day, that equates to:

Total = 1015

Cumulative total = 14066

**Sunday 29th October 2017**

Thought I needed to do a dress rehearsal before my challenge attempt this coming Tuesday - but I didn't want to do it the day before. So I need to do it today.

00-01 102 press ups

04-05 111

08-09 116

12-13 126

16-17 130

Total 585

I was very happy with that - I feel I'm in good shape for Tuesday.

Cumulative total = 13051

**Saturday 28th October 2017**

HIIT in 2:50 = 240

Then 11 sets of 60 every 90 seconds = 660

That gave me 900. Finally I did 123 press ups in 60 seconds.

Total = 1023

Cumulative total = 12466

**My original target was 2000 a week - roughly 700, 3 days per week. So, 4 weeks in I'm over 4000 ahead of schedule. But I'm conscious that at any time I could suffer from something that stops me exercising. That's one reason I've upped my exercise routine - the other reason is that I like to push myself - and 1000 is a nice round number. Takes me round about 22 or so minutes. As I progress, no doubt I'll reduce the time between each set.**

**Wednesday 25th October 2017**

HIIT in 2:50 = 240

Then 11 sets of 60 every 90 seconds = 660

That gave me 900. Finally 2 sets of 50.

Total = 1000

Cumulative total = 11443

**Monday 23rd October 2017**

Smashed my first target of 10,000 tonight - 100th of the way to 1 million!

HIIT in 2:50 = 240

Then 11 sets of 60 every 90 seconds = 660

That gave me 900. Finally 2 sets of 50.

Total = 1000

Cumulative total = 10443

**Saturday 21st October 2017**

Bit of a change tonight - I decided to leave a longer gap between sets (after I've done my HIIT) to allow me to improve my form. I want there to be no doubt about any of my press ups when I go for my one minute challenge - in only 10 days, now!

HIIT in 2:50 = 240

Then 11 sets of 60 every 90 seconds = 660

That gave me 900. In the final set, I then went for a full minute to see how many I could do - and managed 128.

Total = 1028

Cumulative total = 9443

**Thursday 19th October 2017**

HIIT in 2:50 = 240

Then sets of 60 every minute x 10 = 600

Then sets of 60 every 70 seconds x 3 = 180

Total = 1020

Cumulative total = 8415.

**Monday 16th October 2017**

HIIT in 2:50 = 240

Then sets of 60 every minute x 5 = 300

Then sets of 60 every 75 seconds x 6 = 360

Then sets of 50 every 75 seconds x 2 = 100

Total = 1000

Cumulative total = 7385.

**Saturday 14th October 2017**

HIIT in 2:50 = 240

Then sets of 60 every minute x 7 = 420

Then sets of 60 every 90 seconds x 4 = 240

This gave me a total of 900 - since I was aiming for 1000, I thought I'd do the last 100 in one go.

Whilst I was doing this last set I thought, "Why not do a full minute and see how many I can manage?"

So I kept going - and finished with 130 in 60 seconds, a new personal best!

Today's total 1030.

Cumulative total = 6385.

**Thursday 12th October 2017**

Out to the Brewhouse theatre tonight - no beer involved - to see Ronnie Scott's All Stars Quintet. Once again a fabulous night's entertainment!

HIIT in 2:50 = 240

Then sets of 60 initially every minute x 3 = 180

Then sets of 60 every 75 seconds x 8 = 480

Finally sets of 50 every 75 seconds x 2 = 100

So, 240 + 180 + 480 + 100 = 1000

Cumulative total = 5355.

My projected target is 650 every other day, so I'm ahead by about 800, which means I can miss the odd day or so if necessary.

Cumulative total = 5355.

My projected target is 650 every other day, so I'm ahead by about 800, which means I can miss the odd day or so if necessary.

**Tuesday 10th October 2017**

Bit tired tonight - I had had a beer in the interval of the play I was watching at the Tacchi-Morris Theatre*. That possibly affected my initial performance.

So my HIIT was 30 press ups every 30 seconds x 6 = 180.

Then I did 50 every 60 seconds x 14 = 700 (once I got going, I was fine, so I just kept going until the end of the BBC paper review)

180+700=880 (in 17:25)

Cumulative total = 4355

**That's 2 weeks, now, so I'm 355 ahead of my target.**

It's definitely getting easier. That's the thing about these press ups - my progress is measurable, almost every session!

(*Brainstorm - production by Heathfield Yr 11 pupils. It was brilliant, can't praise it too highly!)

**Sunday 8th October 2017**

I've now decided, for my HIIT, to go for 6 sets of 40 every 20 seconds. This makes it a lot easier to work out, and each set takes me roughly 20 seconds.

HIIT = 240

Then sets of 60 every 75seconds x 8 = 480

So, 720 inside 14 minutes

Cumulative total 3475

Cumulative total 3475

**Thursday 5th October 2017**

HIIT = 236

Then sets of 60 every 75seconds x 8 = 480

So, 716 in around 15 minutes

Cumulative total 2755

**Tuesday 3rd October 2017**

My HIIT - (20 seconds flat out, 10 seconds rest x 6)

00:00-02:50 = 230 within 3 minutes

05:00-15:00 every 75 seconds I did 60 press ups = 480

I added an extra set of 60 today, so 8 sets;- and I was a bit more relaxed about timing. I want to stay ahead of my weekly target just in case anything happens sickness, holidays, etc. I shall aim for 700+ each time, just to give me that leeway.

I added an extra set of 60 today, so 8 sets;- and I was a bit more relaxed about timing. I want to stay ahead of my weekly target just in case anything happens sickness, holidays, etc. I shall aim for 700+ each time, just to give me that leeway.

Today's total = 710

Cumulative total = 2039 (So 39 up!)

**Sunday 1st October 2017**

My HIIT - (20 seconds flat out, 10 seconds rest x 6)

00:00-02:50 = 230 within 3 minutes

05:00-13:00 every 75 seconds I did 60 press ups = 420

Today's total = 650

Cumulative total = 1329

**Friday 29th September 2017**

Well, a few days late, my challenge has begun.

679 press ups today:

I did one minute at the YMCA, to get the folks down there to check on my form. Two fitness experts there told me I was spot on, no need to worry.

I managed 109 in the minute.

This evening I did my HIIT - flat out press ups for 20 seconds, then rest for 10. Repeat 5 more times. This gave me 218 within 3 minutes. I followed this up with 50 every 75 seconds - 352.

109

218

__352__

Total = 679

So, day one - 679, on track!

**Sunday 17th September 2017**

**Preparation for one million press ups**:

A couple of days ago, on Thursday 14th September, I did 600 in 12 minutes. My usual modus operandi is to begin my routine with 6 sets of HIIT press ups - so, flat out press ups for 20 seconds, then rest for 10. Repeat 5 more times. I average about 33 press ups in each 20 seconds, so I’m up to 200+ in under 3 minutes. I rest for 1 minute and then go for 50 every minute. I’ve done 8 of these in the past - (8x50=400) - so another 50 should be well within my reach, and that’ll give me 650.

As you can see, each day's routine is only going to take about 13 minutes, so it's not going to take a huge chunk out of my day.

(I tend to do my exercise at 10.30 in the evening, when both Sky and BBC news do their paper reviews.)

Tonight, Saturday 16th, I’m aiming for 1000 - just to see if I can do it. I should be able to do this inside 20 minutes:

200 in 3 minutes doing my HIIT;

Rest for one minute;

50 every minute for 16 minutes;

= 1000.

**Update**:

I did it - 1000 press ups in 20 minutes. It was hard, but I know now, if I wanted to see how many I could do in an hour, I could manage 3000 - it's within my reach, I feel sure. But that's not on my horizon at the moment - I've got the 100 in 1 minute challenge first (which I've already done several times whilst practicing), followed by the 1 million between my 80th and 90th birthdays.

I must confess that, towards the end of my routine, since each set of 50 takes me less than 30 seconds, I put back the start of each set by 5 seconds - so that instead of finishing my routine tonight at 19 minutes 30 seconds, I finished it just inside on the 20 minutes.

As an aside, I've just checked my VO Max:

Given my age, my VO Max should be 32 - but apparently, I have the fitness level of a 49yr old and my VO Max is 45.

I couldn't even do one press up! Good luck, I'll be cheering you on.

ReplyDeleteThanks, Amy, been over a year, now. I'll answer your other post later tonight. :)

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ReplyDeleteWatched your video on Facebook of the 40 press-ups. You did them quite easily. Very impressive. 1000 in 20 minutes is difficult for anyone at any age.

ReplyDeleteThank you for your positive comments. Since I made the video my form has improved, and my pushups are getting lower. I'll make another video when I think I've got them just right. Thanks again.

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