Monday, July 21, 2008

7 Ladies, Please Join Us to Become Lean, Mean "Hundred Pushups" Queens!


I'd like to encourage more people to join us & participate in the Hundred Pushups Challenge. Well, what are you waiting for?! 8-)

Now, I know an awful lot of guys who are doing this program, but we also need the ladies to adequately represent here, OK?! It seems that there are only a scant few ladies doing the Hundred Pushups Challenge right now -- And among them are fellow runner-blogger, kch (i.e., Kristen) of Run Faster, who is one of the brave ladies currently taking the challenge along with me & a few others.

Why so few ladies? What's up with this?! Surely, there've got to be some gutsy, strong women out there who're just chomping at the bit for the opportunity to step up to the plate & go for it?!

So whom else amongst the ladies has the courage & the feistiness to join us?! Where's your pluck & your steely, almost-supernatural resolve? Ladies, it'd certainly be nice to have more (female) company here. So, c'mon & join us!

To spark a fire (or perhaps I should say, "light a fire under some derrières" ;-) ) & generate some fun, motivational impetus to encourage other women to join, I'm starting the "I Am A Lean, Mean, Hundred Pushups Queen" club, (or the "Hundred Pushups Queens" for short).

Here's how it works: Ladies, after you sign up for the Hundred Pushups challenge, please email me or drop me a comment to let me know that you've joined the Hundred Pushups Challenge participants list.

(Also, when you join, please don't forget to email Cymrusteve, so he can add your blog to his ever-growing list of Hundred Pushups participants.)

Once I've gotten confirmation that you've committed to the program, I will add you & your blog to the eponymously-named link list on the front page of my blog. In fact, you'll even get top billing, at the upper left sidebar of my blog.

I'd like to see this group grow to be a hundred strong! So how about it?!

And ladies, please, let's not make excuses or shortchange ourselves by giving into the stereotypical, old-school notion that we ladies "just have to accept that our arms just aren't very (naturally) strong." That's someone else's label from another era, & those outmoded notions just don't hold any water anymore. Why let other people's expectations & perceptions of our bodies determine how we see ourselves? So there, take that & stuff it in your front shirt pocket! (And if you are in fact, actually doing the Hundred Pushups Challenge, then that shirt pocket will be adjacent to some very well-toned arms! LOL.)

Speaking of which, if there are any ladies out there in the blogosphere who want to firm up their underarm muscles (& eliminate the dreaded "flabby underarm" syndrome which typically plagues so many women), let me tell you, pushups are a quick & highly effective way to do this!

Sure you could do kick-backs with free weights to achieve the same effect, but the really cool thing about doing pushups (instead) is that it doesn't just strength your triceps; it will also strength multiple muscle groups at once -- your triceps, pecs, abs, shoulder muscles, etc. It's like a fierce four-pronged attack! ;-) Just think of the amazing upper body definition you'll have after working your way through this program.....

Here are some other reasons to join: The triceps are a typically underused muscle for us ladies. Unless women are doing exercises specifically geared towards strengthening their triceps, chances are that this muscle group will typically be neglected. But of course, you can change all this, simply by doing pushups on a regular basis.

And guess what?! There's yet more impetus for the ladies to join the program: As a woman, you'll be able to honestly say that you're most likely stronger than the average female. ;-)

Then you can do your best Hans & Franz SNL impersonation & say things like, "Ja, I break you in two, like tiny little twig." ;-)

Goodnight! (Er, that'd be good morning now.... ;-) )


cymrusteve said...

Excellent idea!

And as Corey said, don't forget to email your name and blog/web site address if you have for the "take the challenge" page.

Come on ladies! The program needs you...


cyberpenguin said...

Thanks, Steve! Yes, ladies, just contact Steve to be added to his "take the challenge" page, & then please email me or comment anywhere on this blog & I'll also add you to the "Hundred Pushups Queens" club. That'll give you big-time bragging rights! ;-)

Melanie Brookshire said...

Hey Corey - I'm in! Signed up with Steve and bought the T-shirt!

Should be fun!

robin said...

Hello. I"m signed up with Steve too. Just about to start week three in column three. Already see lots of progress. Also training for a half marathon. Good site. Was referred to you by Steve. Thanks!


cyberpenguin said...

Hi Melanie & Robin,

Welcome & congratulations on becoming official exercise royalty! ;-)

BTW: Robin, what blog should I use for you? I followed the Blogger link (for your profile) but there wasn't a blog listing for you. Help! ;-)

And Melanie, which blog is your running blog? I noticed you had several, but was trying to figure out which one to point to for your listing on my blog. ;-)

Thanks for joining ladies & I look forward to reading about your hundred pushups progress!

Best wishes,

Allyson said...


Please add me to your list, I am on week 4...........kicking my butt...


ally also known as Cymrusteves wife

cyberpenguin said...

Hi Ally,

I've added you to the list! Thanks for joining the "Hundred Pushups Queens." Sounds like you are well on your way to finishing the challenge. Only one work week left to go! Good for you for sticking it out!

Nice to finally "meet" you. ;-) If you & Steve are planning on racing in any upcoming events in the DC area, please let Erik & I know; we'd love to finally meet you in person one of these days!


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