Homer's Travels: Pumping Up The Guns

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Pumping Up The Guns

While the Loon Whisperer was here, she commented that I had nice calves. At the risk of sounding vain, I think my calves are the best part of my physique. The worst part, in my opinion, is my chest and upper arms - wimpy and getting wimpier with age. I decided to try to correct this situation.

I decided to attack my pecks and triceps with the venerable Push-Up. To assist me in this effort, I needed a plan and, thanks to the internets, I found one. The web site, hundredpushups.com, outlines a basic program to work your way up to doing 100 consecutive push-ups. It's very similar to from couch to 5k in six weeks ( I have no intention doing this program leaving the care of my calves to hiking and biking).

I've been working this plan for just over two weeks now. When it was time to start week three I decided that I just wasn't quite ready to step it up so, based on the sites recommendations, I'm repeating week two. I'm blaming this on age. I figure seven weeks instead of six weeks isn't so bad.

I will keep you posted to my success or lack thereof. Wish me luck.


  1. I've seen this around on blogs and often though I should do it. I haven't done it.

    Did you take pre 100 photos of your arms?

  2. I've been told I have attractive legs as well. Maybe when youse come up we should put on tights and strut our stuff at the Renaissance Festival? "Eat your hearts out, ladies, we're taken!"

  3. Best Man ... I am ... I am ... Speechless.

  4. Best of luck to you. Of course, you know all your female fans will be demanding pics of your new guns (make sure to speak with Ah-nuld's accent when you take the photo).

    And to The Best Man: gee, thanks for that mental image...

  5. JaG: That's OK, you been doing the running thing and that takes a lot more effort and commitment than what I'm doing.

    I'm afraid I did not take a picture. I would have had to use the macro function of my camera.

    BM: Whah?? Huh?!? Uhhh!?! Do I know you?!?
    Tights and my legs shall never meet and I NEVER want to see you in tights HA!! ;-)

    Wife: No Sh!t!

    GH: Thanks. I have so few non-related female fans that I don't think I have to worry about the demands.

    Since you've never met the BM, you don't know the half of it. :-)

  6. Hey, BM has great legs, its just nobody ever sees them but me. And the rest ain't bad either. He could totally do the tights thing and look great. I'd still laugh, but a man in tights is just funny anyway.

  7. MoH: OK, that may be true but I still don't want to see him or any other guy in tights.

  8. Thanks for the suggestion. I think I'll give it a try.

  9. Gany: Good luck. I'm running into some difficulties on week three.