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Saturday, December 22, 2012

December Update

Dec1-240,Dec2-169,Dec4-106,Dec5-40,Dec 8-211,Dec 9-198,Dec10-306 dec 11-60,dec12-150,dec13-164 dec15-269,dec17-115,dec20-50 dec21-20

total push ups/chins 434,418
December is almost over so once again time for an update. Still doing the p90x -insantiy hybrid I described on my other blog. The numbers are not so high on a daily basis ,and I am not logging numbers everyday (as not all the workouts involve push ups or chins) -nonetheless these workouts are getting the job done.
You can check out my plan and progress on my other blog:

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Under 2000 for the month

Nov7-nov29  -1879

total push ups/chins 432.320
It has been almost a month so I thought I should do an update. November wasn't such a good month for push ups and chins. I only logged push ups or chins on 9 days. I didnt do a breakdown above but instead a total which was under 2000 reps for the month. My wife and I are doing and Insanity P90X hybid. Trying to keep my pre-Mexico progress going. P90X and Insanity both have push ups and P90x has chins as well. So I wll be logging some chins and push ups this month but the numbers will probably be a little lower. If you want to see how the hybrid progress is going- check out my other blog.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Las Cabos here we come

nov 3-1056, nov 4-1108,nov 5-1004

total push ups/chins 430,441
Tomorrow is my trip to Mexico. I am hoping to keep up the push ups and chins, but maybe not at the 1000 reps a day level. Push ups and chins have worked quite well at helping me lose weight before the trip. Most day I am doing about an hour or so of push ups and/or chins. As well as my dip/chin tower that we have in the basement -I bought a doorway chin up bar, and this has been useful in getting a few more chins in each day. The odd extra 15 or 20 minute chin up work out has burned a few extra calories and helped me log a few hundred extra chins. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Oct 24-417, oct 25-198,oct27-405,oct28-1053,oct29-1000,oct30-1006,oct31-1000

total push ups/chins 427,273
Thought it was time for a post. I have been trying to do a 1000 push ups and/or chins a day. I have managed to keep it up for a few days. It takes me at least an hour to 90 minutes to pump out a thousand, depending on how many are chins and how many are push ups. Chins are smaller sets so it takes me longer. Whenever I have tried to do days of 1000 I tend to burn out or hurt myself but it has been a few days in a row and  I am feeling not so bad. I am going to try to keep it up for a while and see if I adjust to the higher volume. I am away on business the next few days so we will see if I can keep it up in the hotel, or if there is a gym/fitness area.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Ring Push Ups

Oct 20-615, Oct 21-239, Oct 22-324, Oct23-255

total push ups/chins 422,194
As I have been playing around a bit with Crossfit workouts, I decided to get myself a pair of rings. They are some sort of plastic rings with miltary webbing type straps. I don't think I could do a muscle up at this point so I have been using them to do ring push ups. I have them suspeded about 6 or 7 inches from the ground. A few sets of push ups on these rings is a great workout because you have to fight a bit while you are doing your push ups so that your arms don't flail out. They do provide a bit of motivation to do pretty strict controlled repetitions - the motivation being that you really don't want to fall straight onto your face. Maybe motivation, or maybe more accurately "fear" . Nonetheless the rings are adding a little variety to the push ups workouts. 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Half a Million by Christmas?

oct 10-306,Oct13-130,Oct 14-252,oct 15-138,oct 17-362,oct18-155

total push ups/chins 420,761
Time to update the numbers. I am not sure I am going to hit half a million push ups and/or chins before Christmas-but who knows might just ramp it up a bit. I have kept up the running, with a little moderation. I am doing about a mile or two every second day. I have been throwing a few crossfit workouts in here and there as a lot of the workouts include push ups or chins and there is a pretty good calorie burn which fits into my goals ( as described on my other blog). If you want to check it out the link is below on on the side of this blog:

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Calorie Burn

Oct 6-459. oct8-215, oct 9-285

total push ups/chins 419,418
Thought I should get a post in. I have been a little more consistent this week in posting on my other blog. Essentially right now tracking my efforts to get beach ready for Mexico next month. I have mostly been using the push ups and chins ups as an additional strategy to burn calories. I have been trying to do either supersets or small sets with only 30 seconds rest in between. Keeping that heart rate and calorie burn up. My heart rate monitor also measures calorie burn, which is interesting as I seem to be able to get my heart rate up quicker supersetting push ups and variations of chins, than when I run. Also overall I am getting a better calorie burn. Partly because I run at a slow shuffle and I have conditioned myself to do set after set of chin ups or push ups. If you want to see how my prep for Mexico is going check my other blog.