April 2017 - Push-ups

Every month students at Sheridan Fencing Academy locations can compete in our fitness challenges. The goal is to have fun while improving your fitness! Over the course of the month, you will be given a basic body weight exercise to work on independently--it might be squats, it might be planks, it might be push-ups, who knows?--and at the end of the month, the Sheridan Fencing location that shows the greatest percent improvement (not simply the highest overall numbers) will be crowned the winner! The secret to success is setting a few minutes aside outside of practice to work on your exercises.

The April Challenge is Push-ups! The Sheridan Fencing location that has the greatest percent increase in max push-ups (on your toes and with good form!) is the winner.

Here are the rules:
- Each location will determine the current max push-up number of the students competing during the first week of April.
- Students will spend the next 3 weeks improving their push-up strength and quality.
- During the last week of April, new max push-up numbers will be counted. The team with the greatest percentage improvement wins!

Here's a video to help you with your push-up form:

Follow the chart below for your push-up challenge workout schedule! First determine how many push-ups you can do in a row with good form. Then round it down to the closest number on the chart for your "X Value". Now spend the next 21 days getting stronger! Remember to keep your body tight during your push-ups!