With the gyms closed in Harstad (again) I thought to myself: I want a challenge. But what kind of challenge? I wanted to make something that most of us could participate in, and a challenge that most people would have the time and effort to do. Then I thought, what’s my weakness when it comes to exercise? Upper body strength.
After giving birth to my first child in January 2020, I lost a lot of muscle mass and in many ways, I have to start from scratch. Right after, I even struggled to be able to sit upright – which wasn’t normal for me. And my arms … there was no strength left. I don’t want to be this way or feel this way. I want to be strong and energized and be able to hold my baby without being exhausted right away.
That’s why I came up with the 10 push-ups for 30 days challenge and I hope you will join me!
The challenge starts 01.04.21 and will be over at 30.04.21
This is the challenge:
- For 30 days we'll do 10 pushups a day. You don’t have to do all the pushups in one go, but split them up throughout the day as it suits you.
- If you want to join the challenge, you can share your journey in the BARA Community or on social media, by using the hashtag #BARA10push30.
I hope to see as many participants as possible and together we'll do this!
The goal? To be able to finish the challenge and do as many repetitions as you can.
But what if this isn't a challenge for me?
If you're already pretty strong and are at an intermediate to expert level of fitness, you can easily make it a challenge by adding more and more repetitions to your daily routine for 30 days.
Start by doing as many reps as you can and try to stay on that count throughout the challenge. Whenever it gets too easy, just add more reps.
On these days you should do a test where you push yourself to the maximum to see how many you can manage:
TEST: How many can you do on your knees or toes?
Compare the different test days to see if you have made any progress.