There's something really exciting going on in our forums. No, it's not the whole “guy above you“ thing, though it is amazing how many varieties that can have. Rather, a bunch of intrepid RealJockers are on a mission to do one million push-ups, adding their daily counts to a running total and posting them to the forum. They've just crossed the 100,000 mark, less than three months after they started. Anyone can contribute: all you need is willingness to do push-ups—as many or as few as you like—and some basic math skills.
On April 25th of this year, Rockbiter came up with a simple, compelling forum topic: to keep track of how many push-ups RealJock members are doing, and add them together until the total reaches a cool million. As he said in his original post, “This is a good reminder of what can be accomplished when everyone pushes a little.“ He started with 30. Now, the forum's total is up to 113,000 and counting. The only rules of the game: count your push-ups, add them to the running total, and show your work when doing the math. The guys in this forum hope to hit a million in less than a year. We thought maybe we could persuade a few more guys to help out.
The million push-up forum has a lively, funny dynamic. Guys give each other kudos and support. Math errors abound, and are quickly corrected. Rockbiter from the beginning invited anyone participating to feel free to dedicate the push-ups to someone or something, and he often does so himself, in ways liable to make you laugh out loud. Our favorite: “These are dedicated to a kick-ass cover letter that I just wrote.“ Well, why not?
Some of the guys in the forum are putting up amazing push-up numbers, but the most inspiring thing in watching the totals climb is how every contribution, even if it's only a few push-ups, moves that count steadily higher. Every push-up counts, no matter how small the set. So, come on. Be part of something big, while getting a big chest. Keep count. Add it up. We can't wait to see this cross the finish line.