Boom Generation Fitness

Mind - body fitness and health strategies for powering thru later years

The blog is aimed at the generation that was born between 1946 and 1964 - the so-called Baby Boomers.

We are now into our middle-age and very interested in staying fit and healthy until well into our senior years.

This blog provides some of the tools to do just that. You can find posts here and lots more by clicking on the links to THINK FIT and THE FITNESS PAPERS (see left side column).

These pages are about any and all matters concerning wellness, mind, body and spirit and, of course, physical exercise of all sorts. A special feature is an emphasis on individuals who can provide examples for us all of a healthy, energetic and positive life.

............WELCOME!

Geoff Quartermaine Bastin

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Sunday, August 01, 2010

ONE HUNDRED PUSH UPS CHALLENGE

This is a neat little web site... www.onehundredpushups.com.

It's very simple. Just a short training program to get you from where you are - if you are over 50 and you can do more than 20 push ups you are about in the middle of the fitness range - to 100 push ups (press ups we English say) in 6 weeks of training. Nothing needed except yourself and the floor.

I like the idea, and the challenge. I'm pretty fit for a 60 year old and a weightlifter but 100 push ups is a serious number and I'm way off... 30 is about my current mark. The fact is that push ups sound simple but the exercise uses a range of muscles including those in your core that are very important as you get older (back pain etc...). Well worth the effort to strengthen them.

So I'm taking up the challenge and will be reporting it accordingly.

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