I recently took on the 22 push-ups a day for 22 days challenge to raise awareness for combat veterans. There are 22 vets a day that are committing suicide, and this is a small way to raise awareness for that issue.
After looking at the rules one part stuck out to me, “Try to choose people you think will want to do this and/or have the ability to do it.”
Many fear the ability to perform push-ups, but want to help raise awareness. I set out a plan on performing 22 variations or enhancers for push-ups so more people can help with bringing awareness to this issue. This video shows the 22 different variations I used to perform the 22 push-ups a day for 22 days challenge.
The rules are simple:
* Once you are nominated your 22 days start the following day.
* Every day you record yourself doing 22 push-ups. Try your best to reach 22. If that means doing assisted (from your knees) push-ups or that you have to stop and take a break that’s fine but try to get them all done in one video.
* Every day you must nominate a different person. Try to choose people you think will want to do this and/or have the ability to do it.
* And finally, have fun with this. This is a simple and fun way to get the word out about a matter that more people need to be aware about. These brave men and women put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms and its sad that so many veterans feel that suicide is the only way out.
To learn more about the challenge visit the 22 Kill website: https://www.22kill.com/22-honor-pushups/
Below are the Push-up variations I used during the 22 Day Push-up challenge
Upper Body Rolling
Band Assisted Push-up
Handle Release Push-up
Mountain Climber Plus Push-Up
Feet on SB Push-up
Feet in TRX Push-up
Medicine Ball Crossover Push-up
Cross Under Push-up
Plank Walk-up to Push-up
I’m sure we all have family or friends that have served. Let’s honor their service, and bring awareness to some of their suffering.
Committed to your health,
Heath Herrera, M.Ed., CSCS
HH Fitness, Inc.