Lucky for all of you followers, it is giveaway time once again!
I am really excited about this one.
Heck, I get excited about all of them but this on is different. This is a test of my (and your) strength, determination, and willpower. I have always been a cardio junkie. Give me a treadmill, an elliptical, or a bike. Plain and simple. I never used to see much need for strength training. I always thought it was a girl’s job to be skinny. No need to be strong. Over the last few years my perspective has completely changed. Strength is a necessity. Strong women are beautiful. I have taken up weight training a few times a week but there is still something that I haven’t mastered.
The push up.
I was given the opportunity to review the book 7 Weeks to 100 Push-Ups by Steve Speirs.
It was personalized, too
My first impression of the book was “awesome…nice and small…I won’t have to read a gazillion pages to figure out how to do a push up”. It is portable, so I can easily take it with me to the gym. The book is well-written and everything is explained in very simple terms (for people like me). I have read it cover to cover and was impressed with all of the background information provided before it actually went into the workout programs. There are a variety of programs to follow, whether you are a beginner or an advanced push-up master. I am considerably weak in my upper body so I decided to go with the beginner program. I intended to start the program last week but my training schedule was off so I have re-started today and am really excited to see where this takes me.
|This is an older picture…I have learned to keep my arms in closer to my body|
I love that the program is gradual. For example, today I only had to do seven push-ups. The sequence went 1-2-1-1-2 and I got a one-minute rest after every set. It may seem minuscule to some, but this is a great starting point for me. Doing push-ups this way definitely makes them seem less daunting and I have a really GOOD feeling this program is going to work.
It was sent to me at the most perfect time. I am running the Chicago Urbanathlon in October which requires a lot of upper body strength to complete the obstacles throughout the course. I think that being able to do 100 consecutive push ups will definitely be an asset to me during this race.
Who is up for the push-up challenge??
YOU have the opportunity to win one of these amazing books. Here is how:
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Contest closes August 29, 2011! GOOD LUCK!
Disclaimer: Steve Speirs sent me his book free of charge and my review and opinions are completely my own.