Monday, January 16, 2006


Trekked to Tel Aviv and back yesterday to meet my aunt who is visiting Israel. Got back to Jerusalem and did Chest Triceps Shoulders. Everything made me happy, especially the push-ups, which were weighted with a 2.5 Kg plate. It's small but it's a start. Life is busy, trying to get as many papers written and as much studying done as I can before I go. I will be writing two exams the week I fly, so the more I can do now the calmer I'll be later.

Clouds over the Jewish cemetary on the Mount of Olives.


At 10:54 AM , Anonymous Bud Gibson said...

Glad to hear you are doing weighted push-ups. I've made it up to 40 lbs (around 18 kg) for 10 reps. What are your reps? My guess is you can progress pretty quickly to double your weight with the same reps. It a also depends a ALOT on where you place these in the workout.

FYI, my training partner, Nancy, who is preparing for a bodybuilding competition frequently putzes at 10 lbs. These are hard for women.

At 7:44 AM , Anonymous nancy said...

Nice to see someone else doing weighted pushups!! Don't worry about the weight initially just keep doing the reps and your weight will increase perhaps faster than you may think. Keep up the good work! Nancy

At 8:42 AM , Blogger Scott said...

That's a great cemetery. There was a service last time I was there, and from a distance it looked like a small group of people standing on a dry sea bed.

At 11:53 AM , Blogger Mich said...

The weighted push ups come after the bench pressing. I don't worry about the weight - I'm happy with the way they're progressing. Can't wait till I can do finger tip pushups, knuckle pushups, diamond pushups... maybe even a handstand pushup one day :-)

BTW, I don't think push-ups are harder for women than any other upper body exercise, really. It's just that most women have been conditioned (by stupid gym teachers, both male and female) to do the half push-up.

At 1:38 PM , Anonymous Bud Gibson said...

Woowee! Hey man, I'm just glad to see you made progress on these after seeing you talk about them in your blog. Nancy's right when she says not to worry about weight. When I started 2.5 years ago, I could only do 2 push-ups, no weight.

That said, I've become somewhat of a metrics hound, not so much really as a point of comparison between people but as an indication of where you are personally.

As far as the differences between men and women, I personally think women limit themselves too much in terms of their potential. However, I do think men and women start out in different places, and my comments were only meant to reflect that.


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