One of the privileges of inventing the Perfect Pushup is hearing directly from users who have changed not only their bodies, but their lives, after they started pushing out push-ups. Here's what Taylor M. had to say: "I am 18 years old and got the Perfect Pushup about a year ago. My goal was to transform my body for the next step in my life, college. At first the objective was to be able to attract girls but after seeing the first results I achieved something greater. I learned determination, gained confidence, and was given a new positive outlook on life. (THE NEW AND IMPROVED) Taylor M."
Here's Taylor's workout:
Workout cycle #1 (3 weeks)
Day 1: Chest and upper quad
Day 2: Biceps and hamstrings
Day 3: Shoulders, traps and low quad or ankle
Day 4: Triceps and calves
Day 5: Back, traps and abs
Workout cycle #2 (6 weeks)
Day 1: Chest
Day 2: Back
Day 3: Legs
Day 4: Arms
Day 5: Shoulders
It's very important to add a week off when muscles aren't recovering as well. Also, no two days would ever be the same. I alternated between two workout cycles. For one week for chest, I might do cable flies and save dumbbell flyes for the next week. In a given month, none of my days are the same because I keep them each diverse.
The Perfect Pushup was such a great tool. I invented new exercises that gave even more diversity to my workout as well.
For cardio, I tried to run at least 3.8 miles usually 1-2 hours after lifting, so I could rehydrate, reenergize and burn any extra lactic acid. I try to run 3.8 miles or more three or four times a week, depending how many soccer games I'm playing. A lot of research was done to make sure I got the most out of every workout.
Alden Mills, creator of the Perfect Pushup, is CEO of Perfect Fitness, based in California. Mills went to the Naval Academy, where he went on to become a Navy SEAL. After retiring in 2000, he earned his MBA at Carnegie Mellon. His ultimate mission is to inspire everyone to pursue their own dreams.
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