As I said a few weeks ago, I was going to do two-a-day cardio for the rest of the month or at least as long as I could. Well, with a little bit of pain in the last week or so, I think I finally found the limit of what my body can keep it without a break. So between the pain from a few days ago, and yesterday’s unexpected break from working out I decided it was time to experiment with my workouts a little.
So today I started out by doing a little research on some other exercises I can do at home without really any gym equipment. It’s not like I got all that creative, I went right for some of the classics but with a new twist, push-ups. I started by trying to figure out how many calories a push-up would burn. The answer is about .825 calories per push-up, but that was the important part of what I had learned.
I found a program called One Hundred Pushups. The goal of the program is to be able to do 100 consecutive push-ups by following a 6 week program. It seemed like a pretty good goal to me so I kept reading. Not only do they have laid out for you exactly many push-ups you need to do in the right number of sets for the right amount of time, but they even have an iPhone app! Here’s a few quick screen shots as I get starts on Week 1, Day 1:
After my One Hundred Pushups workout, I did some plain old cardio on the treadmill again: 30 minutes, 1.91 miles and burned 245 calories.
And….. just for fun after that, I did 100 jumping jacks in 4 sets: 20, 20, 30 and 30.
Then, finally, I wrapped up with another 15 minutes of cardio knocking out 1 mile and another 132 calories!
Hopefully I’ll be able to continue to mix things up a bit like this!