When building muscle and increasing your strength, it's important to continue to challenge yourself. But challenging yourself doesn't always mean doing MORE. Sometimes it can mean doing less reps with more weight, and sometimes it can mean doing the same amount of work in less time, which brings me to the push-up challenge:
HOW MANY PUSH-UPS CAN YOU DO IN ONE MINUTE?
Maybe you can only do a few - but try again next week and go for one more! You might be surprised at how quickly your body can adapt and build muscle. Give it a shot and do it weekly to track your improvement!
You can't really get much done in a minute, right? WRONG! When you're challenging your body for a short period of time, you'd be AMAZED at what you can do! When training for races and trying to increase your speed, it's common to run intervals, sprints or hills. During these exercises, you are pushing your ability to the MAX, knowing that you're going to get a break soon, whether you slow down to a walk or even a jog. Can you keep that speed up for the whole race? Probably not, but you're challenging your body in a new way and thus, changing your body.
Post below in the comments, and let us know how you did!
7/1/2013 10:59:40 pm
I will be taking the challenge this weekend!!!
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