May Challenge

It’s been a long winter no matter where your located. My mother always used to say “April showers bring May flowers.” Well, if your not the Abominable Snowman then you are more than ready for those flowers! Beside the flowers we get warmer weather (fingers crossed), cinco de mayo, and Memorial Day. So basically May kick-starts the summer and bathing suit season. In the spirit of the season I have created a fun little challenge for all to participate in and anyone can do…. in case you missed that: ANYONE CAN DO IT. Yes I just took away any and all excuses you may have! Feel free to jump on it tomorrow and get moving! I highly encourage you to track your progress so that you can see the results you are making along the way!

May Challenge:

Beginners

Week 1:

30second Plank

10 push ups

x3

Week 2:

50 second plank

15 push up

x3

Week 3:

70 second plank

20 push ups

x3

Week 4:

90 second plank

25 push ups

x3

Advanced

Week 1:

1min  Plank

10 push ups

x3

Week 2:

1min 20second plank

20 push up

x3

Week 3:

1 min 40 second plank

30 push ups

x3

Week 4:

2min plank

40 push ups

x3

It is important to constantly push yourself. So if you have never been able to get through 10 push ups start with the beginners challenge but try to get in as many regular push ups before you drop to your knees. At the beginning of the week it may take you a little longer to get through the challenge but as the week goes on your rest time should lessen. Remember you CAN DO THIS! Give yourself as many breaks as needed and in no time you will be able to bust out 10 Regular push ups or more! Do not hesitate to email me for any modifications you may need. There are MANY progressions and regressions to the push up and plank!

Exercise tip: During any variation of the push up make sure to keep your core engaged just like you would when doing a plank. Remember to keep your belly button up and in!

Bring on bikini season!

GOOD LUCK

If you are currently injured or have a previous injury or medical condition that would prevent any of these exercises please consult your doctor.

 

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