Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Resolution New You #25 - Do 40 push-ups a day

It's said the push-up is a great indicator of good health since it uses many major muscle groups. It's the do-anywhere exercise that requires nothing other than your own body weight.  Yet for many people, they're so darn hard to do. Me included.

According to a NYT article, the average 40-year-old woman should be able to perform 16 push-ups, and the average man of the same age should be able to do 27.  These statistics are according to using the proper form of a push-up and not the knee-down method.  
I just tried it and accomplished 10 - barely.  I have a lot of work to do.
So try it with me.  How many can you do today? 

My goal is 40 becuase that is how many Kelly Ripa said she does a day and her arms look great!

1 comment:

Thanks for sharing!