About a half dozen of my friends are doing 22 push ups a day for 22 days and posting about. It’s an eclectic mix of fitness types and academic philosophers.
I was intrigued.
I asked about it.
I said, “Hey, what is this thing? Why are you doing it?”
I asked them to blog about it.
Did they agree?
No. They did not.
Instead, a whole slew of them tagged me in the challenge. As with other challenges the idea is you do it and then challenge others to take part.
I should have just consulted Google!
According to the article 22 Push-Up Challenge Dominates Social Media: What It Is And What You Need To Do the challenge “was started by an organization named 22Kill. The challenge is asking for people to upload videos while they do push-ups, with 22Kill looking to capture at least 22 million push-ups on video. Why the number? It was taken from the shocking statistic that, on average, 22 veterans commit suicide daily in the United States, according to a report published by the Department of Veterans Affairs. As such, the challenge is looking to collect that many push-ups on video to both honor the men and women who have served the country and to raise awareness for the prevention of veteran suicides through empowerment and education.”
And yes, any version of the push ups counts. How many variants are there? Lots. Here’s 82 of them.
And yes, I did my first 22 today.
Day 1, done.
UK version: 22 pushup challenge
US/Facebook: 22 Pushup Challenge