Week #4 is the PUSH-UP CHALLENGE!
Week #1: the CLEANSE - if you hated it, I get it, but if nothing else stuck from that challenge, try to start as many days during the week as possible with a cup of warm lemon water... you can ditch the apple cider vinegar if you have to... the warm lemon water is like an all-natural scrub for your insides and it WILL pay off to use it a few times (or more) per week :)
Week #2: couch to 5k - this was meant to get your cardio kicked off. I hope y'all are getting in to this challenge! (If not, send me a private text... we can come up with a plan B for you).
Week #3: sugar detox - how'd it go, guys? I would love to hear some feedback on this one! If you struggled, or are still struggling, give yourself a few more days. This is the most life-changing of all the challenges. YOU HAVE TO DO IT!
.... and now Week #4!
PUSH-UPS! Look, I know they are not fun, but they work! If you want your arms to look ah-mazing for Spring, this is the BEST way to do it! A little honesty... when I don't have time to work out, I do push-ups. I set a goal (let's say 200), I start doing laundry, and do sets of 20-30 in between loads. By the time laundry is done, my arms are fried. Push-ups, when done correctly, use every upper body muscle, as well your core.
YOUR CHALLENGE: (break into sets of 10, 20, etc.)
- LEVEL 1: 100 Full Push-ups per day!
- LEVEL 2: 50 Full Push-ups per day!
- LEVEL 3: 20 Full Push-ups per day!
Start wherever you are... if you rarely do pushups, start at level 3. If you do them pretty consistently, start at level 1. This should be a 'challenge'!!
BASIC STEPS TO A PERFECT PUSH-UP:
- Start in Plank - hands under, but slightly outside, shoulders
- Lower your body as close to the floor as you can, while bending arms into a 45 degree angle. Pause, breathe out and push off, back to the start position. SQUEEZE CORE throughout the movement.
- If your hips move up or down during the movement, form is broken and you should modify (use your knees).
- If push-ups hurt your wrists, try using dumbbells in place of your hands on the floor - this creates a more neutral wrist for pushing off the floor.