While I was away, I set myself a challenge to do as many push-ups as I could in a 5 minutes workout. I needed a fast and high intensity exercise routine as I didn’t have time for a 30 minutes workout. Because it was only 5 minutes I was able to do it everyday, usually in the morning, before taking a shower and getting ready for work. The great part is that I already had everything I needed: a phone with timer, a floor and the motivation to exercise.
After a week my results were much better than I expected. In a week I was able to do 13 more push-ups and I think that is a great result. Here is the breakdown:
Day 1 – 80 push-ups
Day 2 – 83 push-ups
Day 3 – 88 push-ups
Day 4 – 90 push-ups
Day 5 – 92 push-ups
Day 6 – 94 push-ups
Day 7 – 93 push-ups
I didn’t feel the need to do any warm up or cool down as I made standard push-ups. I started with a batch of 20, then took breaks of 5-10 seconds and even longer. I continued with shorter batches, of 5-10 and rest in between. I enjoyed myself, as I love doing push-ups. I will take this challenge again next time I’m away, in holiday or with work, as it’s so efficient and I felt great continuing keeping active in an easy way.
Do you like doing push-ups? Do you have a go-to routine while you are away? What do you think of my 5 minutes workout?