Day 13 – 22 Pushups – 22 Days – Awareness of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)


 

Day 13- 22 Pushups – 22 Days – Awareness of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

This was taken in our close  – ish Neighbours front lawn. Everything is big in Texas .

The reason for 22 days and 22 pushups is the recognition and awareness of proven statistical evidence that there are at least 22 veterans commit suicide each day in the United States Of America and a growing number in Australia. There has been 274 suicides in Australia since 1999.

For most of us, we can not comprehend the trauma that they experience and how tolerant and supportive we must be for those who fight for our freedoms. It is not only tragic for our vets it is certainly heartbreaking for the families of these young men and women.
Today I nominate David Vige to take the challenge.

No pressure . If you can great, if not that’s ok too.

But once you accept, you start tomorrow. The rules are simple:
* Once you are nominated your 22 days starts the following day.
* Every day you record yourself doing 22 push ups, try your best to reach 22. If that means doing assisted push ups (from your knees) or you have to stop and take a break, that is fine but try to get them all done in one video.
* Every day the push-ups must be in a different location.
* Every day you just nominate a different person.
* And finally have fun with this!
This a great way to have fun and let these courageous Men and Women who put their life on the line and those suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) know that someone is thinking about them.
You can make donations to assist in the rehabilitation of our veterans with PTSD on the website of ‘Getheadstrong.org
Crisis line in USA
Crisis line in Australia

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9 responses to “Day 13 – 22 Pushups – 22 Days – Awareness of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

  1. cacramer

    Is there a charity associated with pushups recorded and donation to wounded warriors, or the like?
    I would make a resolution of 1000 pushups weekly for 2016, and I am ahead of schedule. I have established the endurance to complete 250 pushups in 30 min. I participate in an interval training where I complete sets of 3, 5, 8, or 10 pushups separated by dumbbell exercises.
    I have done 600+ pushups in

    • lesleyvoth

      Yes there is a charity called “Headstrong” The website address is at the bottom of my article. You are very impressive. I have another 7 days to go for my challenge. I have enjoyed it but finding different places to do it is now a challenge, running out of interesting places. Today will be inside as it is now 100 degrees or close outside. Way too hot.

      • cacramer

        ThankYou. Becareful, hydrate often, and it is a worthy cause. I have taken the last few days off, and I feel it is not impressive, all in a day’s work.
        IMA BEAST, was the name change after I got hit by a car whilst wrestling in the road.

  2. cacramer

    …75 minutes.

      • cacramer

        I can produce video of that, but realize that my numbers are incorrect. I do sets of 260 pushups in 20 minutes; the it just becomes an exercise in repeating the routine until I don’t. At the start of the year the resolution I settled on was 1000 pushups weekly. It was 5 or 6 months into the year when I performed 1000 pushups in a day. Now, I will try to establish the endurance to complete 1000 pushups in 180 minutes. I have done 650 pushups in 120+ minutes.

      • lesleyvoth

        Now that is impressive💪

      • cacramer

        ThankYou.

      • cacramer

        I researched headstrong and found it is not a match. ThankYou.

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