Friday, January 13

35 Push-ups for Men, 45 Push-ups for Women

I can do 45 push-ups in a row. I'm so happy and I feel strong.

About a month ago I read an article about how a healthy "average" man should be able to do 35 push-ups and a healthy lady should be able to do 45 (girl style) push-ups. I laughed out loud and thought to myself, "I bet I can do five. 45 push-ups is insane!"

Well at that moment I got down on the ground and I barely squeezed out ten of the most pathetic push-ups I could muster.  Right then and there I told myself that I would add a few push-ups a day until I was able to do my 45.

After that first day I woke up the next morning so sore. It was definitely the worst day. My pectoral muscles were killing me, but I still managed to do 11 with more ease than the first day. Day after day 11 turned into 15, and then to 20, and then 30, until today I finally did my 45.

So get down on the ground and give me 45! Or 35 if you're a dude. Don't hurt yourself and listen to your body. Build up the strength slowly and let me know when you can do a complete set. Then we can Internet high-five.
Cheers,
~Claudia

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