100 Push-Ups: You can do it!

2 Dec

Weight training is a fantastic thing for ladies with PCOS (well–for anyone, but especially for ladies with PCOS!). It helps regulate insulin, contributes to weight management, and makes you look great in a sleeveless top.

If you don’t know where to start with weight training, I highly recommend doing some moves that don’t require actual weights. These “resistance moves” are things like push-ups, sit-ups/crunches, squats, lunges, or dips. The push-up is a great move. It is simple but very challenging. It works your arms and your core. In fact, if you’re doing it right, you’ll find it works just about everything!

A good way to get rolling: check out the 100 Push-Ups program. I am a person who likes structure. I like someone to tell me what to do and how many! (That’s why I like Couch to 5k, too.) The 100 Push-Ups program can be found here.
Start with the fitness test to see where you should begin, and then follow the schedule to work your way up! Even ten good push-ups will put you way ahead of the average. Most people can’t do any or can only do a couple, at least with any kind of form. There are modifications for you if you need to start slower, too; just do the half push-up (with your knees on the floor) or the wall push-up until you’re ready to move on.

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