So I started the Push-ups/Squats/Situps Challenge today with an exhaustion test, to try to see what level I belong to. Turns out Cindy Whitmarsh’s abs workouts on Exercise TV have done me a whole bunch of good, because I managed to do 100 situps in one set (N.B. – the “situps” recommended by the 200 Situps site are actually crunches, since full situps are not good for your back). I got 80 squats in, but only 18 push-ups! So now I know I need to work on my arms most of all.
It’s been an hour or so since I did the exhaustion test, and already my muscles are complaining. I think it’s a good idea to do these exercises every other day, as recommended on the site, to give my body a chance to recover.