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This is a discussion on Push It within the Check-ins & Challenges forums, part of the Cathe Friedrich Fitness Forums category;; Just to make sure I am on the same page, our initial count will be number of consecutive full push ...

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Old 02-29-2012, 04:07 PM
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Just to make sure I am on the same page, our initial count will be number of consecutive full push ups on toes, no breaks and no drops to knees. Is that right? I am happy that I can do any. In high-school we had fitness tests and I could do ZERO! How embarrassing
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:27 PM
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Susan,

There is a video in the workout manager under Challenges->Cathe's challenges->Push up challenge that talks about the form to use. There's some big numbers on there all ready!

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Old 02-29-2012, 05:49 PM
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Hi everyone

It was so nice to read about your inspirational stories. I feel as though I have something in common with each and every one of you. One thing I think all of us certainly have in common, is making health, fitness & happiness a priority in our lives. So many of my relatives and friends sadly do not. I feel as though sometimes my life and their lives, are totally separate. No one can truly understand (unless they are a Cathe fan, workout video junkie, gym rat or just a fitness buff) what it means to nail Imax3, up their barbell weight, hold a plank pose, do push-ups on their toes or run a 5k, unless they have a love for fitness. I am happy and appreciative that I can share this with you.

I will start my push-ups tomorrow as per my Feb rotation. I have High Reps on tap.......but I don't own it yet. So I am picking a similar style w/o which I believe is Muscle Endurance or Jari Love's Slim&Lean. There are tons of push-ups in both.

Have a good night everyone
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:56 PM
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Good luck with the rotation, Natasha!

I did my push-ups .... eeeked out 14 of 'em. Not too shabby. I wish I could say I did 25, but this is not a bad start. I was really wobbling and breathing hard at the end. In fact, I had to go do them in the back bedroom as my 7 y.o. and 4 y.o. were arguing in the family room about who got to set up the "memory" game. I got it done though! So, this is me making fitness a priority, even if it means doing my push-ups where my kids can't distract me. Ha!!
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:41 PM
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Hello everyone! Nice to "meet" you all. My name is Dana & I am terrible at push-ups. But I'm committed to changing that & I think this check-in will be a big help. Thanks for starting it!

I usually work out with Cathe or on my elliptical 5-6x/wk. I'm a bit of a cardio junkie & can neglect the strength/weight training components of an exercise program so this challenge will be good for me. This is embarrassing, but maybe public humiliation is what I need...I can do 3 consecutive push-ups on my toes before I collapse. There, I said it.

So fargomom - don't feel so bad. I think your baseline push-up count is awesome!

Looking forward to growing stronger with you all!
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:47 PM
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Nice to meet you, Dana!

You have nothing to be ashamed about! You can do 3 pushups - that's awesome! After I had my 3rd kid, I couldn't even do one pushup. Not ONE. We all start somewhere. I agree, I think this check-in is going to be a great way for us to cheer each other on, one push-up at a time! And we all need to remember the most important thing, this is supposed to be fun!
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Hi my name is Raciela, I live in California was born & race in the Philippines. I have been married for almost 12 years next Monday. Has 3 girls 8,5 & 2! I work full time as a physical therapist. I'm 35 y/0 & has been working out with Cathe for 4years!
I love Cathes workout & running races ( local races only ). Last time I attempted push up I did 55 but its been a long time, I'm ready to do it though that's why I want to join you guys. I might try it tomorrow we will see!
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:39 PM
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Oh well I just went ahead & do 45 push ups! It was hard but I did it! On my toes & no pause. My 2 oldest girls were counting for me,lol!
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buneknek - Welcome and you are still the woman! 45 is still pretty good.

Dana...don't feel bad about 3! That's more than a lot of people can do! 14 is good too. Well done everyone!

I did my test and only got 9. It's my fault for cheating during STS. I should have been doing them on my toes the entire time. I did punish myself by doing two more sets of 5. Tomorrow I will try again since I can still feel the soreness from STS on Monday.

Have a nice night everyone. It's time to get some leg work in.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:54 PM
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buneknek ... I bow down to you!! 45?! In a row?! WAY TO GO! You are an inspiration. You have 3 kids like me ..... I figure if you can do it, so can I!

Good night everyone ..... first day of March tomorrow. Hopefully that means spring is around the corner!
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