Fitness

No More Wall Sits & February Fitness Challenge

January 30, 2012

Today marks the last day of the January fitness challenge which included max hold wall sits and a push up a day. I made myself a goal of a 5 minute wall sit which proved to be difficult, but I met the goal FINALLY last week. I think my top time was about 5:15.

Congratulations to everyone who joined in, my friends, Facebook friends and Twitter friends! You are all rockstars!

Ready for the next challenge?

February brings us a squat a day. For some this may be easy, others not so much. On February 1 you start with one squat. Watch your form with these. I’m not a fitness professional, but I do know you should keep your feet about shoulder width apart and keep your weight on your heels. Squat down as far as you can do. On February 2, you do two reps, etc until the end of the month. You guys are lucky this month because there are only 29 days! Don’t forget if you miss a day, you still have to make up your squats. For example if you miss February 17, the next day you would do 17 squats plus the 18 you would do normally. Set yourself a reminder because towards the end of the month you could be doing upwards of 100 some squats. Trust me, I missed two days of pushups and had to do 75 in one day. Ouch.

Our max time hold this month is a combination of the past two month’s challenges with planks and pushups. We’re going to be holding a bottom pushup. This one is hard to explain but hopefully I will get a picture up to show you guys what I mean. Basically you would do a pushup and hold yourself at the very bottom position, similar to a b]plank, but using your triceps. Make sure you keep your elbows close to your body, and your chest as close to the ground as possible without actually touching the ground. Understand? If not leave me a comment and I will try and explain better. Set yourself a goal time that you think you could achieve by the end of the month and every day hold it a little bit longer. My buddy taught me a good strategy, when you think you can’t hold it anymore count very slowly to ten. I do this with every hold I do now and it really helps me push a tiny bit further. This doesn’t come without a penalty either if you miss a day doing this. One missed day equals 10 burpees, same punishment as last month.

So there you go folks, easy as pie. Squats and pushup holds. No big deal right? We’re all rockstars after January’s challenge so this will be a walk in the park. Who’s joining?

Did you do last month’s challenge with me? What did you think?
Will you do February’s challenge?

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Lindsey
    January 30, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    I am tad behind on these challenges and just started a plank challenge, my goal is 4 minutes before Feb 29th, I am at 3 minutes so I am hopeful!

  • Reply
    Allison
    February 1, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    i love you and all your challenges!! i haven’t participated in any yet, maybe one of these times i will. Once i get through all this funeral and vacation stuff and back to real life.

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