2017 Push Up Challenge V2

Keep improving along the way

I made a new year resolution to clock 100,000 push ups this year and planned the method of achieving it via a self challenge. It started off as a minigame of sorts but after one and a half months into the challenge, I think there’s a need to give the rules a little update to better meet my training objectives.

One reason being 300 push up is too little after disciplined training. My body adapts to the physical stress too quickly. Another reason is due to the fact that I discount any additional push up I do in the day, so the count rate is limited and any disruptions to my normal daily life, such as prolonged field missions or attending to emergency cases, negates my efforts and brings down the already limited count.

With the first version of the Challenge, I am not engineering my training for success. There is too little margin for failure not due to negligence or laziness. The rules should keep me motivated and challenge my discipline, not punish myself excessively due to circumstances I cannot control.

As such, here come version 2 of the 2017 Push Up Challenge.

This year, I will clock a total of 100,000 push ups.

  • Starting with 150 push up everyday, for 7 days
  • Increase count by 30 for the next 7 days
  • Then increase count by 30 again for the following 7 days
  • keep doing so till I reach my physical limit, then maintain

At any point in time should I fail to perform or complete the set for the day, the 7 day counter resets to day 0.

In the event of physical fatigue, fall back to the previous tier by one for every rest day.

This is independent of any other PT I’ll do in the day, no matter how tired I am.

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