Category Archives: Push up

Friday Cycle & Bodyweight Exercises Tests

Pasir Ris Park

14.03km

35m 30s

23.71 km/hr

Mapmyrun: http://www.mapmyrun.com/route/sg/pasir%20ris/841126356722530011

Sportypal: http://sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/125793

Bodyweight Exercises Test

Push up: 25

Sit up: 40

Notes:

As time progresses, like in any other relationships, my connection with my Prancing Zebra is developing at a good rate. My handling is much better than when I first rode on her. I still remembered the first time when I test-ride her when I was totally unsure of where to even place my hands on the drop bar; and I can proudly claim to be a cycling afficionado.

Goodness gracious me!

While others balk at the sheer boredome of road cycling events like the Giro d’Italia, de la Vuelta a España and the grandpapi of them all, Le Tour de France (I would like to add The Tour of Langkawi but it’s not telecasted here 😦 ), I love to see the micro-politics that is omnipresent during each stage of these tours. How there will always be the usual suspects of breakaway and this in turn will prompt the general classification contenders with the backing of their teams to start rallying other teams to assist them in reeling in the breakaways.

Back to the main headlines of the day, wussy me is still apprehensive of riding on the road here, so for the time being, Pasir Park will be my test track where I will train to build up my endurance before joining my local cycling group for their rides. As of now, I couldn’t even sustain an average speed of 30km/hr to keep up with them.

Besides that, I finally did my bodyweight tests for the 100 push up and 200 sit up programs and I did pretty average to say the least. So I will continue Week 3 under the second column.

Till then taking care!

Auf Wiedersehen!

p/s: If you have 5mins to spare, do visit the website and blog of an ex 400-pounder to a multiple Ironman finisher, Dan Benintendi. I do not know him personally but his story is such an inspiration and in August he’s embarking on a monumental swim from Spain to Africa.


Friday Bodyweight Exercises: Wah Piang Eh!

Week 2 Day 3 Push up Sit up
16 24
17 25
14 21
14 21
20 30
Total 81 121

Notes:

I’m dead beat and I have a class to conduct tomorrow.

Wah piang eh*!

*An exclamation expr. astonishment, consternation, despair, dismay, etc.

Source


Wednesday Bodyweight Exercises: I Am Weak

Week 2 Day 2 Push up Sit up
14 21
16 24
12 18
12 18
17 26
Total 71 107

Notes:

I think I have bitten off more than I can chew. These programs are sadistically tough for weaklings like me. Looks like I need to repeat some weeks, like what I have done today, so as to get my body adequately prepared for the successive weeks.

Come on!

Don’t give up!

To see an example of great strength and endurance, have a look at this amazing 44 year-old lady:

Did I mention she’s 44?


Wednesday Dusk Run & Bodyweight Exercises

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park Connector

4.88km

39m 00s

08:00 min/km

7.56 km/hr

Mapmyrun: http://www.mapmyrun.com/run/singapore/-singapore/872235299493

Sportypal: http://www.sportypal.com/Workouts/Details/115632

Week 2 Day 2 Push up Sit up
14 21
16 24
12 18
12 18
17 26
Total 71 107

Notes:

Totally delighted with today’s run. Looks like sub 39mins is a very plausible target in the near future.

However, I couldn’t say the same about the push up and sit up programs. They are definitely a killer. Totally struggled for today’s workout. The chest muscles felt real tight and for my stomach muscles, if I have any, they were struggling badly just now.

Aiyoyo!


Monday Bodyweight Exercises

Week 2 Day 1 Push up Sit up
14 21
14 21
10 15
10 15
15 22
Total 63 94

Wow! Does these exercises torture me… Adoiii.

Week 2 already.

I can do this.

Come on!

Hoo yahh!


Christmas Swim and Bodyweight Exercises

Sengkang Swimming Complex

Swim

600 metres

Rest every 30m

Week 1 Day 3 Push up Sit up
11 17
15 22
9 14
9 14
16 21
Total 60 88

Notes:

It was a productive day today after fitting in two workout sessions. The swim today was awesome due to the great company and the swimming complex was not as crowded as expected considering today is a public holiday.

The highlights would surely be the 100m added to my previous swimming total distance. I also discovered that swimming breaststroke or frogstyle is not as hard as I once assumed it to be. I managed to backstroke 50m straight and didn’t feel breathless after that.

If only I can feel the same after swimming freestyle…


Wednesday Bodyweight Exercises

Week 1 Day 2 Push up Sit up
10 15
12 18
8 15
8 15
16 18
Total 54 81

Oh my… These are killing me… Help!