To anyone who’ll listen!!!!!
Damnation and tar nation week 2 has been a mess for me with this challenge. My work schedule’s ramped up like never before. You’d think there would be enough hours in the day but every time I think I’ve got a few minutes to put in another set of 30 I’ve been getting called up for this, that, the other thing, and that thing nobody really wants to do so I have to do it.
In other words, the second week has been a freaking hectic one, people! Fortunately, I’ve got some good news and some bad news.
Bad news first: I’ve been getting pains in my lower back that weren’t there before. Comes upward from the back of my hip. This is probably as much a reflection of poor posture, sitting at a desk all day, and lack of stretching the muscle group in the lower lumbar region. But it’s a hindrance nonetheless.
General soreness is something I’m getting used to, it’s eased a bit as the week’s progressed but the rule of thumb is: if you’re not sore then you’re not working the muscle.
Good news: I’m up to doing reps of 35 at a time which allows me to do only 3 sets a day instead of my previous 4, which saves a bit of scheduling.
Definitely noticing a difference in tone from pecks down through my biceps, around to my triceps, and up to my traps. It’s phenomenal how many different muscle groups are getting worked out! This is without a doubt the biggest plus and best discovery that drives me to want to continue to meet this challenge.
I’ve also been experimenting with different kinds of push ups this week:
Triangles. This is where you put your hands into the shape of a triangle and push up from there. You narrow your shoulder doing so and work a completely different group of muscles, very much feeling my triceps and deltoids getting worked doing this. I can push myself (PUN TIME!) to do about 18 before stopping.
I’ve also experimented with having my arms be much farther apart from each other.
The amount of difference in terms of work and changing focus of which groups you’re working on by moving your arms just 6 inches wider or narrower is astounding and shows the versatility and amount you can accomplish.
Ultimate goal: Looking better naked
Next week: Clapping!
Just bring it!