Mar20-726 total 80,696
weight 202.5 bf 22%
calories left to burn 49924
Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things." Frank Clark
A collegue if mine asked why I was trying to do a million push ups/chins. I guess it is like someone who wants to run a marathon-it is not easy-not everyone could do it-or would do what is necessary to reach the goal. One million is a huge number. At my current rate it will take over ten years to achieve the goal. The first time I stumbled across the website
The first thing I thought was wow -most people could not do that. The next thing that came to mind is-I could do that. It didn't take to long to get from :I could do that" to I will do that. In North America we tend to want things to come quick and easy to us. I have two University degrees( you wouldn't know it with my spelling -sometimes). Granted a University degree has some practical value when it comes to getting a job and all that. However one of the gratifying things about graduating is it takes several years of effort and a lot of work. This is what makes it valuable.
In my last post I promised to include the link for the 1000 push ups article. It was written by Richard West and the link is :
http://www.articlestree.com/fitness/doing-pushups-to-build-muscle-mass-and-boost-metabolism-tx282333.html. I have included the first paragraph from Rochard's article below. You've got to be impressed with anyone who can eat 5000-6000 calories a day and still lose bodyfat. Richard goes on in his article to explain how to build up to 1000 push ups, loss fat and gain muscle. His training sounds a little like mine -although it sounds like he is getting a little better results.
I am still working on pushing up the average push ups/chins per day. As I mentioned in my last post I averaged a little over 160 per day last year. Right now my daily average is a little over 240 per day. If I can drive that number up to 274 per day-that will work out to about 100,000 push ups a year.
Having spent many years doing many different workouts involving weights, cardiovascular machines, and calisthenics, I determined that the best way to build mass and boost metabolism is by doing pushups. Lots of pushups! After less than three months training, I was able to complete a one-thousand pushup routine in exactly 80 minutes. I gained 15 lbs of solid muscle mass, lost a considerable amount of body fat and consistently ate 5000-6000 calories daily.