Time for weekend challenge! I hope my strong and happy BoxFit/ Fighter girls are still hanging in here.
It had to come: The Push Up challenge.
Now, as I say in the class: ‘You’re more than welcome to do them on your knees. Just keep the form’. It’s up to you, if you want to try on your toes, but do yourself a favor. If you choose to do push up from your knees, choose challenge two or three.
There are three different levels in this challenge. If you’re completely new to push ups, go with number 1. If you’re experienced choose number two, and if you’re feeling strong – definitely go for number 3!
- Perform 3 sets of 10 push ups = 30 push up total. Take about a minute break in between the sets.
- Challenge a friend, partner, family member to a push up challenge (or compete against your self): Perform as many push ups as you can in 30 sec. Do this three times = 3x 30 sec push ups. Take about a minute break in between the rounds.
- 3 min. card game: Take a deck of cards, pick one card. The number on the card gives you the number of push ups to perform. If you pick 2 of hearts, you’ll be performing two push ups. King of Spades = 13 push ups. Aces are 1. After your push ups, you shuffle the deck again, and pick a new card, and do your number of push ups. The game last for 3 minutes only.
You can play this game with a friend/ family member/ partner too: Just take turns picking a card.
Remember to keep your form, when performing your push ups. Otherwise you’ll stress your lower back, and won’t get the full benefit from the push ups working your arms, shoulders, back and core.
Enjoy this weekends challenge and let me know, how you’d got on!
Click above for pic tutorial. Remember keep your but* low, try to keep your body in ‘plank’ position for best work out. If your hands are right underneath your shoulders, the push ups will be harder, an easier version have your hands outside your shoulders. (see middlepic).
**** ROSS DAY: Density day ****
* 2 snatches pr arm
* 6 Burpees
– 10 min –
– 10 min –
* Heavy bag work
– 5 min –
First set was brutal, second not that much and third I skipped cause I didn’t have a sandbag. Instead I did a lot of push ups!
Sledgehammer swings in the shadow