Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Day 2 of 100 pushups, 200 situps and 200 squats


Today I did Day 2 of the program listed above.

Verdict for pushups: Last set got 30 - 5 more than the recommended minimum.

Verdict for situps: Last set got to 20 situps. Twice the recommended minimum.

Verdict for squats: Last set go to 32 squats. Twice the recommended minimum.

I was pretty much embarrassed by my poor performance in the first day of the final set that I only got one more than the recommended minimum that I put my mind to getting more than that. Even though I got more than the recommended minimum by 20% I still maybe feel I could do better.

But it does go to show that if you put your mind to something you can achieve anything.

Friday I'll shoot for 40% more than the minimum on pushups and for situps and squats two and half times the minimum.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Day 1 of 100 Pushups, 200 Situps and 200 Squats


I just finished Day 1 of my programs.

Verdict for max on pushups: 21. One more than what they said should be the minimum.

Verdict for max on situps: 13. Five more than what they said should be the minimum.

Verdict for max on squats: 20. Seven more than what they said should be the minimum.

My feeling is that I should have pushed myself more on the pushups as I only did one more then the minimum. I'll shoot for at least five more than the minimum on Wednesday.

Thanks for checking in. It's now time to stretch and shower. And then hopefully go golfing today. If the rain can hold off until this evening.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Day Before starting my programs


Tomorrow is the big day I start my programs for 100 push ups, 200 sit ups and 200 squats.

I'll let you all know how it goes.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Cardio On A Busy Schedule

In fitting with the theme of this blog on how to incorporate fitness routines into a busy schedule, we must never forget what is probably the most important muscle in the body - the heart muscle.

Experts (or so called experts) say thirty minutes a day three times a week or more depending on what expert you listen to.

But, with work, families and other stuff life throws at us do we always have the time to do that? While some will say if it's important enough to you you'll make the time.

Well your heart health, and your heart health is important enough so make the time. And here's two suggestions on how you can make the time. More to follow later

1. Take a bike to work as opposed to your car - obviously more practical in warmer climates or in the summer in Canada.

2. Instead of using the elevator use the stairs. But instead of walking up run up the stairs. If you're just starting out and can't make it up every flight in your building take the first flight to the second floor and then go up the elevator. Build up to a level of fitness by starting small and improve in baby steps. Not one giant leap.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Initial Test Results for 200 Situps and 200 Squats

Verdict for my situps initial test: 20 with good form. Which puts me at the poor (or bottom) rating on the programs scale. Oh well only one way to go from there. That puts me in column two for the first week of the program.

Let that be a lesson to all of you not to neglect any protion of your training.

Verdict for my squats initial test: 26 with good form. Which puts me in the dreaded average rating. Body weight squats are surprisingly difficult to perform. Remember with them it's the number of reps you perform not the amount of weight.

Anyway that puts me in column three for the first week of the program.

I will be performing the 100 pushups, 200 situps and 200 squats program simultaneously for the next six weeks.

I'll still be posting other advice and I will be posting my daily and weekly results from the programs.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

100 Pushups Program Overview

After checking out the program I start on week three of the six week program. That's what the program at recommends.

This going to be an exciting endeavour for me. Can't wait to be able to do 100 puchups in one set.

On that site there is also a link to a program for two hundred situps and two hundred squats that I will be doing as well.

Tomorrow I will be doing the initial tests for those programs and I will let you know where I stand.

Monday, June 21, 2010

One Hundred Pushups

Hello and Welcome Back.

Today is the start of the program to get 100 pushups in one set. The program can be found at

To start it has you do an initial test to see where your fitness level is at. My test today puts me at 26 pushups with good form. Level three for me.

Next get familiar with the program, which is what I'll be doing for the next post.

Saturday, June 19, 2010


Hello and welcome to the first post of my fitness blog.

As the name suggests it is intended to help and inspire those who are tight on time to improve their level of fitness.

Whatever your time constraint may be - job, family or whatever - there really is no excuse not to attend to this aspect of your life. My challenges are as of the start of this blog - I work two jobs for sixty to eighty hours a week. Plus I am also an aspiring screenwriter - check out that blog at So I know time constraints.

The main focus will be on bodyweight exercises like pushups, one arm pushups, handstand pushps, bodyweight squats and pullups.

The main benefit to bodyweight exercises is that they are free. You don't need to have a gym membership or the cost of gas driving to the gym. You also don't need any expensive equipment unless you want it.

They can be done anywhere. At work - when the boss isn't around of course. At home or basically anywhere there's room for you to stretch out.

I will be using myself as a guinea pig for everything I try. Then pass the results on to you.

Join me and lets have fun and get fit together.