How many military push ups can you do?

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
How many military push ups can you do?
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Thu, 02-02-2012 - 5:30pm

Did you all see this with Ellen DeGeneres and Michelle Obama?






Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Wed, 02-08-2012 - 9:27am

Jean, I've been doing push ups with my feet on the ball for several weeks now (since you challened me on another board to give it another try-lol). I'm far more confident

Karla
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Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 02-08-2012 - 9:51am

We were all doing a lot of push ups that month, plus the board had a lot of members. It was an awesome challenge, though bookkeeping took time.

I'm so glad you're doing the push ups on the ball.






Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Wed, 02-08-2012 - 12:00pm

ok, you guys rock!

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Wed, 02-08-2012 - 8:05pm

ROFL-Me, my daughter, and husband were trying to do this. I'm going to need some practice to get the balance right. lol I need to learn to read better too-

Karla
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Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 02-10-2012 - 7:32am

Could any of you do it? It also helps to practice it on the wall, feet wide apart.






Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Fri, 02-10-2012 - 8:19am

I could not even do one. I kept dipping too far to the opposite side. Maybe my "push up" arm wasn't near enough to my center?

It is definitely a challenge!

Karla
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Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 02-10-2012 - 8:53am

Try putting more weight on the right arm, or the one on the fingertips, even if you have to come down on the palm.






Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Fri, 02-10-2012 - 9:54am

I'm going to try it with my supporting arm up on a step or something. That may help me keep from "rolling". lol

I just am amazed you could do 10 of these. You must be very strong and coordinated!

Karla
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Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 02-10-2012 - 9:57am

You actually build up to it quickly if you've been doing military push ups. Oh, and it does help that I'm short!






Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Fri, 02-10-2012 - 1:44pm

lol Jean I always feel like my exercise classes are geared towards short people!

Karla
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