Following the training program, my first day will consist of five sets with 60 second breaks in between. The sets look like this:
- 10 push ups
- 12 push ups
- 7 push ups
- 7 push ups
- as many as possible with a minimum of 9
Since I had done my initial test earlier, the first 10 were a little difficult. The set of 12 wasn't too bad. The first set of 7 was quick and easy! But by the time I tried to do the second set of 7... I wasn't sure HOW to do a push up anymore! I layed there for a minute and attempted to re-figure out my form. Once I got it, those 7 were a little shakey, but I made sure not to cheat them.
Finally the last set. A minimum of 9. A little scary now, but if I fall, at least I'm not too far from the ground! I have to say these were probably the most difficult push ups I had done in.. well, these were the most difficult push ups I had done! I thought that I'd at least just do an even 10, but I squeaked by with barely 9, again making sure that I don't cheat them, touching my chin to the ground each time.
Whew! A successful 45 push ups. I decided not to do the yardwork I had planned on completing just after my workout, and I am looking forward to not doing push ups on Tuesday, but I am ready to continue on with my challenge!