Toning the Temple

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?

© 2009 Steve DeWitt. You are permitted and encouraged to reproduce and distribute this material in any format provided that: (1) you credit the author, (2) any modifications are clearly marked, (3) you do not charge a fee beyond the cost of reproduction.

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  1. Jonathan Pierce

    Hahaha… Nice post. Just be careful you might have to start buying some new suits, unless you like that Incredible Hulk ripped shorts look.

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