Sadly, I can't do a proper push-up. Not even one! It's very distressing because the fitness gurus that I see on social media make it look so easy. But when I try and do it there is some type of invisible anti-gravitational force preventing me from "lowering my body in a controlled manner"...
I do more of a "stay up on wobbly arms until I collapse face first on the floor" movement
So in order to fix my "push-up immune" state I decided to look for a 30 Day Push Up Challenge for the month of May. I searched online and this was one of the first ones I saw...
I'm going to look for something a little more realistic. Like a plan that starts with 1 push-up ;)
After my strength training this morning I found great comfort in the discomfort of muscle soreness. There is something oddly soothing about that sensation. It could be that it's associated with the satisfaction of knowing you had a good workout. The reassurance that you successfully tested your limits but didn't do anything beyond your capabilities. "Beyond" usually leads to an injury for me so this morning I stayed within my physical limitations, while still pushing those limitations as far as I safely could. The result?... a day filled with muscle soreness, aka "a comforting discomfort".
Halfway through typing my blog post for today my computer froze and my internet decided to run slower than I do. So I decided to do some yoga and stretching while I waited for technology to "get its act together". I also tried to do a push-up (pictured above) and took care of my blisters. But in the midst of all of that half of what I typed disappeared because apparently the "auto save" default setting decided to go on strike as well.
So I'm taking this as my cue to go to bed since I run tomorrow morning ;)
Hope you had a great Monday!
Do you like doing push-ups? What's the most you've ever done at a time?
What's your favorite strength training workout for your legs? arms?
What's your biggest technology pet peeve?
I always enjoyed doing push ups. Even during P90X I looked forward to the push up challenge... you had to do: Standard push ups, wide front push ups, Military push ups, wide fly push ups, decline push ups(my fav.), and diamond push ups. Sadly since my shoulder surgery I have been advised not to do them or do modified versions (to prevent ripping my stitches)ReplyDelete
Ok so I didn't even know there were so many types!!! Now I have to research all the different ones :(Delete
I really need to first learn how to do a standard pushup I guess. I'm sorry that you can't do all of them anymore. I guess doing the modified one is better than nothing at all though ;)