I do five days of cardio a week for 1h, with usually 2 days rest.
Running, biking, and swimming.
I don't currently follow a training plan, but I combine it so that I usually burn 1000 kcal a day, or 5000 kcal a week.
This feels comfortable, I gradually go faster, to make it a bit harder, but I didn't want to increase the time spent.
Here on SP, during the 5% challenge, I was encouraged to do some pushups, and someone recommended the www.hundredpushup
site. I liked what I've seen, and I decided to go with the plan.
This is my strength-training, to mix up my cardio.
I made the initial test, I could do 21 "nice form" push-ups, which ranked me in Week1, Day1, Column 3.
I could also start one level more up, which according to the description, is directly on Week 3, Day 1, Column 2, but I found it's a bit of a stretch.
Why these push-ups?
- I wanted to add strenth-training
- I wanted to do an exercise which I can do wherever I am (I tend to travel, both for pleasure and business)
- I didn't want to spend much money on new equipment, gym membership, and such
I also like there is an exercise plan, which gradually adds more challenge, so I don't have to think about how much to do.
I printed the pocketable exercise plan, and marked the dates to do the push-ups.
And why did I start today, on Wed 03 July 2013?
Because this is a perfect day to start.
In fact, much better then tomorrow. :-)
How my arms feel?
Haha, like a tomato-puree... :-)
This is from my morning bike-ride, a typical countryside house in Austria.
Are you doing push-ups?
How much you can do?
And tips, suggestions for me?