How many push ups will you do?
I just finished writing a piece on push ups for my bi-weekly Commit to Fit column in the Vancouver Courier. Even though, in that article, I tout the benefits of a less is more approach to push ups, as in “Drop and give me ONE!”, on this day, and this day only…we want to see how MANY you can do!
Last year my sister started the party off by doing 500 push ups while she and her husband were on vacation in Iceland. I finished the party off by doing 500 pushups in honour of 500 “facebook likes” on our Eastside Fitness page. In total, all of the Eastside Fitness family near and far performed over 3000 push ups on May 30th, 2014.
So let’s see how many push ups we can do on May 30th, 2015! I will be doing 600, for 600 facebook likes, a yearly tradition we started in 2012 when we were aiming for 100 facebook likes.
I will be at the studio in the morning of May 30th but you can do your push ups anywhere. Send in photos and your final count. Let’s PARTY!
Some benefits of pushups:
- core strengthening/activating
- upper body strength and endurance
- no fancy equipment required
- can be done anywhere
- easy to modify to make more or less challenging