This is a “man-up” challenge to all the males out there.
A few months ago, I had a great time speaking at an event for Child Evangelism Fellowship. I was able to spend time with one of my favorite people, CEF president Reese Kauffman. I have lots I could say about Reese but one thing I have always noticed, just being honest, is that when I grab his arm or shake his hand, the guy is tight. What is particularly admirable about this is that Reese is in his upper 60s. A stud in his 60s… okay, I am listening.
At this event, Reese was showing me around his hotel suite and I noticed a set of push up bars laying there. I asked him about them and he got excited. He explained they were made to come apart so he could easily travel with them. I found out that Reese travels with push-up bars everywhere. He does sets of pushups every day without fail. I stood there and looked at the upper 60s man who clearly could take me if he wanted and I thought, “if he can do it, so can I.”
For the past 4 months I have been doing pushups nearly every day. When I started, I was shaking to do 15. That changed and I quickly began to enjoy it. The great thing about it is that it takes about one second to do a push up. So 20 pushups is 20 seconds. Do you have a free 20 seconds in your day? I have been happy with the results. Until a recent shoulder problem, I have hardly missed.
Here is the “man-up” challenge; start with 1 push up a day and build to 20. Then start doing a set of 20 and a second set adding one per day. Sets of 20 seem to work well. I promise you; you will be surprised by the results! You may not end up like the man of steel Reese but doesn’t boy of steel sound pretty good?
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