I just wanted to pass on something that happened to me recently as a cautionary tale for all of you guys. Not long ago I hurt my shoulder playing tennis. It’s an old injury that I managed to aggravate again. Even tho I knew I had this weakness in my shoulder I continued to push in the workouts – in short I didn’t listen to my body and take a break. Tonight I started with this challenge and very quickly arrived in a place where I have hurt myself even more. What was mild pain is now something that feels a lot more intense. How many times have I written in the comments “listen to your body – take a break if you need to?” Easier said than done it seems. I think that I fell into the old trap of not wanting to miss workouts instead of putting my recovery first. So please – if your body is telling you that you need a break, or you are getting over an injury, imbalance or weakness – take the break and then come back at it again when you are fully recovered. Take my word on it I know that you guys will keep on Rocking it even if I have to sit out for a while, and that I can join back in when I feel better. Besides, this gives Zuzana a chance to win some challenges and workouts for once
P.S. My score for this challenge is 44 sets, but I did have to switch back and forth between the regular clapping push ups and the easier variation of this exercise for begginers.
Yours, in pain,
- Ninja Jump-Jump Up-Clapping Push Updo as many reps as you can
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Watch the video above for instructions and easier modifications for beginners.