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No push ups / crunches update

Have had a killer cold all week, still struggling with it.

Did my progress test for crunches week 6 (91, column 2) but come Tuesday night I just couldn’t get enough breath.  Utterly failed final push up set and mid way through crunches.  Thursday had an event to attend which also interfered.

Not to say I’ve been idle.  I decided to make it a full cardio only week.  The cardio gives me temporary relief and I was saying I needed a weight break anyway due to niggling injuries.  Once it was clear how lousy I was feeling anyway decided to make it this week.

If I decide on marathon, I will almost certainly be reviewing fitness program in entirety so we will see.

Edit:  fixed some misc errors as the original was posted from the phone.

100 Push Ups, 200 Sit Ups – Week 4 (PUs again)/5 (Crunches)

Decided I wasn’t going to hold up the crunches anymore even though the push-ups are a repeat of Week 4.  So I did my interim progress test on crunches – 71.  Placing us firmly in column 3 for crunches.  Went well.

Push-ups, bah, not so much.  Feel like I’m going backwards.

Hundred Pushups – Week 4 Info – Video – How To Do A Push-Up

200 Hundred Situps (Crunches) – Week 5 Info, Video – How To Do A Crunch

Set # Push Ups Target Push Ups Done Crunches Target Cruches Done
Day 1 (60 second rest both exercies)
1 18 18 54 32
2 22 22 45 38
3 16 16 36 32
4 16 16 45 32
5 25+ 25 60+ 72
Day 2 (60 second rest crunches, 90 push ups)
1 20 20 30 30
2 25 25 30 30
3 20 20 36 36
4 20 20 36 36
5 28+ 29 27 27
6 27 27
7 33 33
8 70+ 80
Day 3 (60 second rest crunches, 120 push ups)
1 23 23 30 30
2 28 28 30 30
3 23 23 36 36
4 23 23 36 36
5 33+ 25 30 30
6 30 30
7 40 40
8 75+ 81

100 Push Ups, 200 Sit Ups – Week 4 (Take 2)

Better, but still room for improvement.  Used longer rests most days, but still final push on Day 3 was a bust.  Will be repeating Week 4 (again).

Hundred Pushups – Week 4 Info – Video – How To Do A Push-Up

200 Hundred Situps (Crunches) – Week 4 Info, Video – How To Do A Crunch

Set # Push Ups Target Push Ups Done Crunches Target Cruches Done
Day 1 (60 second rest both exercies)
1 18 18 32 32
2 22 22 38 38
3 16 16 32 32
4 16 16 32 32
5 25+ 25 48+ 54
Day 2 (60 second rest crunches, 90 push ups)
1 20 20 38 38
2 25 25 45 45
3 20 20 38 38
4 20 20 38 38
5 28+ 29 54+ 63
Day 3 (60 second rest crunches, 120 push ups)
1 23 23 45 45
2 28 28 50 50
3 23 23 45 45
4 23 23 45 45
5 33+ 30 60+ 65

100 Push Ups, 200 Sit Ups – Week 4

Rough week on the push-ups.  Doing well on the crunches.  Not helping that I am very active on the Saturdays lately and push-ups at the end of the day with an aching chest, arms and back are not what I am looking to do.  Will be repeating Week 4.

Edit – left out I was also using longer rests on Day 3 due to how beat I was in general.

Hundred Pushups – Week 4 Info – Video – How To Do A Push-Up

200 Hundred Situps (Crunches) – Week 4 Info, Video – How To Do A Crunch

Set # Push Ups Target Push Ups Done Crunches Target Cruches Done
Day 1 (60 second rest both exercies)
1 18 18 32 32
2 22 22 38 38
3 16 16 32 32
4 16 16 32 32
5 25+ 19 48+ 50
Day 2 (60 second rest crunches, 90 push ups)
1 20 20 38 38
2 25 25 45 45
3 20 20 38 38
4 20 20 38 38
5 28+ 17 54+ 57
Day 3 (60 second rest crunches, 120 push ups)
1 23 23 45 45
2 28 28 50 50
3 23 18 45 45
4 23 23 45 45
5 33+ 27 60+ 61