Pushup Workout Routine

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I want to first congratulate Jody Rindy for winning 1 free year of bootcamp!  We held a 7 week contest for who could recruit the most people to Fit Fun Bootcamp and MamaTone.  Jody blew the competition away with 10 people!  In the

Jody before almost 60 lbs ago

Jody before almost 60 lbs ago

past year she has referred close to 20 clients to my programs.  She is very well deserving of this reward!  She has also lost 59 lbs and is in by far the best shape of her life after having 5 kids!  She tells me she gets asked by so many moms how she has transformed so much the past year.  There isn’t really any secret… she workouts incredibly hard, is consistent 3-4 times/week, and has completely changed her eating habits.

In order for her to receive her prize I make her do 52 pushups, but I didn’t want to make her do it by herself, so I had the help of some of the women in my 5:30 AM McFarland class to join her.

Check out the video!

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I have talked about my frustrations in previous posts about how many women believe they aren’t capable of doing even 1 pushup!  That is SO ridiculous.  Many of these women couldn’t do a single pushup when they started, but now can do 40-50.  We even had another woman in her mid 40’s do 70 perfect pushups!  When a proper training program that is supported with a balanced nutritional plan, amazing things can happen.  This isn’t the exception, it is the norm.  If you put in the hard work and follow a plan that has worked for hundreds of others, you will get the results!

Click here if you are interested in learning more about Fit Fun Bootcamps. We have many locations around the Madison and surrounding area, and with close to 200 in the various bootcamps, we are the largest bootcamp program around the area!

If you would rather follow a workout plan at home, you might be interested in checking out the Fit Moms For Life DVDs.  I encourage you to check it out.  To make it easier, I am giving the first months DVD and a CD for free.  Just pay for the shipping.  If you decide you like it, you can continue to receive a new DVD each month.  It is like having me in your home taking the guess workout out of what to eat and what exercises to chose, how many sets, how many reps, etc.

Push-ups: They Aren’t Just For Men!

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Many women and their view of push-ups frustrates me more than pretty much anything else in the fitness field.  I don’t know where the mentality started, that women can’t do push-ups and need to do them on their knees.  That is such a victims/low-expectation mentality.  Within 3 months of training with me, most women are able to do at least 20 perfect push-ups on their toes.  My philosophy, is that every woman should be able to do 20 push-ups.  Many of the moms I train can do at least 40 perfect push-ups.  Guys should shoot for at least 50.

Push-ups are such a great exercise, because they don’t require any equipment, are great for toning the chest, arms, and shoulders, and can be a great test to see improvements in upper body strength.

Once you are able to do more than 15, you need to come up with ways to make them harder.  You can put your feet on a ball or a chair, like Jody did when she was on NBC with me. Another way to challenge you in the push-up is to do an explosive push-up.  This type of training will stimulate the type 2 fast twitch muscle fibers.  One variation is the clap push-up, which many of you are aware of.  Not only are these great for the upper body, but put a tremendous amount of pressure on the core, so your abs will get stronger from it as well!

Today, John Hall and I are going to share with you another fun variation.  I have been using it with my clients the past month and they love it!


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