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Title: #22 Pushups Challenge
Post by: Overlord on August 09, 2016, 01:11:08 PM
I've been called out by Jonathan Ashman for the push-up challenge!

The challenge is 22 push-ups for 22 days to raise awareness on the fact that 22 AMERICAN VETERANS will commit suicide today.

I don't think the fact I'm British gives any reason not to take part. 22 people is a truly sad, startling number of people and people should be aware of it.

I don't want to call people out, but if this is something you feel you can do then please take part too...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdpF3gag5T4[/youtube]
Title: Re: #22 Pushups Challenge
Post by: The Gem Cutter on August 09, 2016, 05:17:06 PM
I am a US military veteran, and I don't know if I am the only one or one of many on this board, so I'll step up and say thank you for your engagement.

In my time I served with members of the British Military, these being members of the RAF, the paras, and some Scots who damaged my psyche with renditions of the famous British Baboon.

/Salute
Title: Re: #22 Pushups Challenge
Post by: Rostum on August 09, 2016, 06:31:56 PM
I took a sort of go at this earlier and again just now splitting it into two is about doable, but 11 at a time is a real challenge for this ancient, broken and  out of condition body of mine. If I can stick with it (Knees) I aim to do 22 in one go.

Title: Re: #22 Pushups Challenge
Post by: m3mnoch on August 09, 2016, 07:14:25 PM
do we have to video ourselves?  all 22 days?
Title: Re: #22 Pushups Challenge
Post by: The Gem Cutter on August 09, 2016, 07:18:05 PM
I did the challenge on FB but I felt like I was preaching to choir, since most of my friends are vets or related to vets. I videoed each day, and to make it interesting I tried to incorporate interesting military/veteran anecdotes. Not a bad experience.
Title: Re: #22 Pushups Challenge
Post by: Rostum on August 09, 2016, 07:27:25 PM
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do we have to video ourselves?  all 22 days?

I wont be videoing myself at all or posting to my non existent social media accounts
Title: Re: #22 Pushups Challenge
Post by: JMack on August 21, 2016, 03:45:34 AM
Way late to this, but I'll start tomorrow.
Title: Re: #22 Pushups Challenge
Post by: Rostum on August 22, 2016, 10:26:40 AM
Sadly I have failed to keep this up in the chaos of the last week, not that I can actually hit 22 press ups in one go at the moment a damning indictment of my fitness in general. I will start again as time allows.
Title: Re: #22 Pushups Challenge
Post by: JMack on August 22, 2016, 10:37:00 AM
Yesterday was my Day 1: 15 in one set, 7 in the next
Day 2 (today): 16 in one set, 6 in the next.
Title: Re: #22 Pushups Challenge
Post by: m3mnoch on August 22, 2016, 02:15:52 PM
awww, man.

i'd forgotten about this.  if rostum and jmack are doing it . . .  *sigh*

be right back.


edit:  here's my proofs.  it's funny, on that last one, you can see me hesitate.  i was like, "was that 20?  or 21?" -- i totally lost count.  upon further review, neither.  i did 23.

srsly.  who let this guy in?  and, for real, who loses count?

[youtube]R00cKdHZkIc[/youtube]
Title: Re: #22 Pushups Challenge
Post by: The Gem Cutter on August 22, 2016, 04:02:53 PM
I frequently lost count - and I spent 23 years in the army counting them out loud...
Title: Re: #22 Pushups Challenge
Post by: m3mnoch on August 23, 2016, 08:03:11 PM
oh!  i almost forgot!

knocked out day 2 this morning, right before i jumped in the shower.

well.

not literally jumped.

it was more like stepping casually.
Title: Re: #22 Pushups Challenge
Post by: JMack on August 23, 2016, 08:21:24 PM
And I forgot to do at home, so whipped off 22 in one set here at the office earlier.
Title: Re: #22 Pushups Challenge
Post by: m3mnoch on August 25, 2016, 07:42:00 PM
And I forgot to do at home, so whipped off 22 in one set here at the office earlier.

i totally picture your tie, bunching up on the ground as you push up and down.

got day 4 done this morning!  it's looking like it'll be a "while the shower is warming up" thing.
Title: Re: #22 Pushups Challenge
Post by: JMack on August 25, 2016, 10:21:55 PM
And I forgot to do at home, so whipped off 22 in one set here at the office earlier.

i totally picture your tie, bunching up on the ground as you push up and down.

got day 4 done this morning!  it's looking like it'll be a "while the shower is warming up" thing.

Glad you reminded me! Just knocked them out.
Title: Re: #22 Pushups Challenge
Post by: m3mnoch on August 25, 2016, 10:32:54 PM
And I forgot to do at home, so whipped off 22 in one set here at the office earlier.

i totally picture your tie, bunching up on the ground as you push up and down.

got day 4 done this morning!  it's looking like it'll be a "while the shower is warming up" thing.

Glad you reminded me! Just knocked them out.

social proof in the house!
Title: Re: #22 Pushups Challenge
Post by: Rostum on September 02, 2016, 01:17:43 PM
Started this again today as I can now do 22 in one set. Now just need to stick with it, eat well and do another 1:55:00  exercise a day to get back a pale imitation of the fitness level I once took for granted.
Title: Re: #22 Pushups Challenge
Post by: JMack on September 02, 2016, 03:08:11 PM
I've been keeping it up.
So, Aug 21 to now... this will be day 13.
I'm trying to add a second set, so it's one set of 22 in the a.m. and one in the p.m.
I don;t always get that in, but at least 1 set a day.
Title: Re: #22 Pushups Challenge
Post by: Rostum on September 18, 2016, 07:50:10 PM
[youtube]FbMmdVdKT24[/youtube]
Title: Re: #22 Pushups Challenge
Post by: JMack on September 19, 2016, 05:02:51 PM
Blew past 22 days!
And this is now a daily thing.
I'm up to 31 in a single set.
Title: Re: #22 Pushups Challenge
Post by: Rostum on September 22, 2016, 09:44:47 AM
and finished
Title: Re: #22 Pushups Challenge
Post by: m3mnoch on September 22, 2016, 03:02:31 PM
damn.  i totally forgot and fell off the wagon.

stupid travel.

i'll have to see if i can re-trace my days.  figure out what number i was on.

5?  6?  7?

maybe i'll just start over.  i'm so lame.

Title: Re: #22 Pushups Challenge
Post by: Rostum on September 22, 2016, 04:17:12 PM
I was talking with a friend yesterday who admittedly is a bit of a camera whore, but she assured me the secondary reason to do this was to post cleavage video on Facebook.
Title: Re: #22 Pushups Challenge
Post by: The Gem Cutter on September 22, 2016, 04:20:55 PM
God bless her  :D