I never shoulda told Gabe I could do push ups from my toes.
When you can do push ups from your toes, you are eligible for lots of other fun exercises.
Like "walk-outs". Walk-outs start from a standing position. Then you bend down, touch the floor, walk your hands out to a push-up position, do a goddam push up, then walk your hands back to your toes, then stand up. I get to do 4 sets of 10. Or 15, depending on what else Gabe has for me.
You also get to do planks. A plank is a push up position held in place for a period of time. Gabe says it's only 60 seconds but I think he meant 60 MINUTES. Because that's how it feels. Sometimes, just for fun, Gabe puts a 25lb weight on my back as I plank. I am not lying.
Today we did a fun one.
Around the World!
Doesn't that sound cute? Doesn't it evoke images of happy children in national costume holding hands and dancing in a circle? Doesn't it make you think of exotic places with women in colorful fabrics handing you glasses of the local refreshment? It makes one think of fun drinking games and nights of hilarity. Around the World. How delightful.
I think a more appropriate name would be "Circle of Agony".
To do an Around the World, you begin in a plank position. Then you do a push up. Then you walk your hands a few degrees to the left - or right, depending on which hemisphere Gabe is working on -- and do another push up. The you move your hands a few more degrees, push up, walk hands, push up and so it goes until you have turned a full 360 degrees.
You may have heard the expression "Horses sweat, Men perspire and Ladies glisten." My glistening left a perfectly round mark in the carpet that won't dry for a few more days.
I bet next week Gabe makes me do a variation he'll call "Mary-Go-Round". An "Around the World" with Victor standing on my ass.
I just hope he takes his shoes off first.