Thursday, January 13, 2011

Curiouser and Curiouser.

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.)

7 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I just wanted to say that I loved WKRP. And do not love pushups.

Dave Hingsburger said...

My word verification today, no kidding, is 'obsess' ... which is what people who do push ups seem to do about doing push ups. I don't remember the last time I did a push up, I think it was on a grotty gym floor alongside sweaty spotty kids. One grows up for a reason - primarily to not have to do what spotty sweaty kids do.

Gwen said...

And my word verification is "mouthd" which is exactly what we're going to do with Mayan Chili Chocolate in the summer, baby.

Push ups, smush ups. The day will come when you want to do them again. So then, do them.

kristieinbc said...

If I were you I would attribute it to knitting (which must use some of the same arm muscles) and immediately order some more yarn as part of a balanced workout program.

kate said...

I adore the phrase curiouser and curiouser.

lizbon said...

One can be out of shape cardiovascularly speaking and still have good core strength. I'd be willing to bet you do a lot of incidental hauling of people and things that makes you Strong. (Strong should always be capitalized)

PS. I love chocolate & chilis together. (She says, dashing off to kitchen to brew up some Mexican hot chocolate).

stitchin' girl said...

After your post awhile back I too tried the push up program, but never made it past the 3rd week! I guess I like chocolate too much :o)