Check out this cool letter I received from Tom LaCoppola. He rose to the challenge (the 30 day Rocking Push-Up Challenge that is) and is flying high!
I have been following Original Strength for about four years and I love the system and the movement snax you share. I have been battling a hip injury for a little while and the rocking has been helping me rehab my hip. When I watched the recent video you did about rocking push-up’s, I loved it. I love physical challenges, so when you threw out the challenge to do 50 rocking push-up’s every day for 30 days, I was excited.
However, I figured instead of doing 50 push-ups a day, why not do 100 to make it a little more interesting? How tough can it be? You did give the warning that doing fifty rocking push-ups in a row would definitely let you realize you have back muscles, abs and shoulders – you were right. All those muscles received a workout!
I’m writing to tell you I forged ahead with the challenge. As the days passed and the rocking push-ups stacked up, I noticed something; my Hips felt good and my shoulders were stronger and a little bigger. But I noticed another change I did not expect. You see, for the last six or seven years I have dealt with tendonitis in my elbows. It started when I was performing lots of rope climbs and it just never really got any better. But two weeks into the challenge, my elbows felt great! I could do pull-ups and my elbows did not kill me afterwards!
Anyway, I finished the challenge (your’s plus my addition): 100 rocking push-ups for thirty days for a total of 3000 rocking push-ups. I love the benefits so much they are now part of a morning routine I do with rocking, head nods and cross crawls. Thanks so much for the challenge opportunity, and all the movement snax you share. Keep them coming my friend.
Thanks, Tom!!! Now, back to you! Have you tried out the 30 Day Rocking Push Up Challenge? If not, let’s get started! We are at the start of a brand new month!