A few years ago I found out about this 100 pushups thing, and posted about my initial test. You do as many pushups as you can, in a row with proper form, and then you work towards a goal of 100 consecutive pushups...it's quite good for you, apparently. Good for your core strength. And I guess a 'cold' test is supposed to be a reliable indicator of your fitness level. In September 2008, I did twenty.
My fitness level is way down at the moment, due mostly to me not having time to exercise during the past....oh, long time. I can tell this by the way I am puffing and panting just going up a couple of flights of stairs.
But this is weird - I just tried the initial test again, and I did thirty pushups. Thirty. What the hell? Remember that WKRP episode "Fish Story" where Johnny Fever is doing an on-air test involving the effects of alcohol consumption on drivers? And the more shots he does, the faster his reflexes get? Well, apparently I, like him, get better and better as I am getting worse and worse.
And no, I am not going to carry on towards the 100. My wrists are already burning. I will go have some Mayan chili chocolate instead. (Also excellent for your heart.)