t monumentally satisfying for me, …ave a much lower risk of heart problems that firefighters who—ahem—can’t do 10. That spurred me on. Soon I did 50 in a row. No big deal for serious pusher-uppers, I’m sure, but monumentally satisfying for me, and better than some firefighters who are way younger.
Robert Roy Britt
Great article and the section here about pushups grabbed my attention. We live in a fake world and fake pushups are no different - Youtube is full of them in their 1000s. 50 proper pushups is a serious achievement.
I set your same goal for my 70th, and got there - I had a PT stand by me and count minus one for every one not full range range of motion or otherwise fake. I did the 70. Since COVID mine have also fallen apart. I can barely do 30 now.
I've turned to running, despite hating it, and run 5km every day. That's been a learning experience, and I'd glad I took it up. Lot's of new Covid runners to nod to on the trail (running with a mask!).
Well done, keep it up!