I watched an interview with a previous Heinemann Trophy winner who said how he got ahead was by doing 5,000 pushups and 5,000 sit-ups a day on top of his normal workout routine.
Where I know that 5,000 sit-ups and pushups is a little unattainable I decided to start with a goal of 200 sit-ups and 200 pushups on top of what I do every week for workout. And anyone can do this! No matter what your fitness level is..no matter if you workout or not we can all do a little more!
I started by simply doing 8 pushups 3 times, 3 times a day and at the same time I alternate in 15 sit-ups 3 times, 3 times a day. That's already 135 sit-ups a day and 72 pushups a day! And I am slowly adding more every few days.
I still do my normal weekly routine of working out and then 3 times a day a little alarm goes off and I drop and do my extra sit-ups and pushups. I do them in between laundry, when I wake up, after I make dinner.....or any other time! Just as long as I do it 3 times a day!
I have already noticed a huge difference in my arm strength! The last set each time I do my sit up and push ups I do to failure. So the first two sets I do 15 sit-ups and 8 pushups and the last set I go until I can't go any longer. That means some times I do more than my first two sets and some times I do less. The idea behind going to failure is to push yourself just that little bit extra!
Whether you work, have kids, both or have a crazy busy life and can't workout at all...you can all do this!
Here is a little video I filmed yesterday explaining it a little better. I have been doing little video tutorials for a few sources so I decided I should do them for my own blog as well!
Here is to a healthy and happy New Year!!!