Push Ups are probably one of the easiest ways to gain strength. Want to build strength and can’t get to a gym? The old fashion Push Up just might be your answer.
The 100 Push Up challenge is designed to get you doing 100 push ups in about six weeks, quicker than that if you can do 20+ push ups. If you can do 60-80 push ups. They also have a bit more challenging workouts that you can do.
Fitness level according to push ups. My fitness level is currently 4 out of 7. I can do 35 push ups and on the 35th one, I’m starting to shake with fatigue.
Why is fatigue important? When you start feeling fatigue, you start to lose posture. Posture is important when working out, so you don’t injure yourself. Preventing injury is the key to a successful workout.
Why the 100 challenge? Well, I can’t do 100 push ups yet, so why not? Also, having a goal to reach for will more likely keep you motivated. Especially if you share your goal with your family and friends. Better yet, start a blog like this one.
If push ups get a little easy for you, you could always move on to the 200 challenge. If that gets easy for you, move on to the Hindu Push Up challenge. Ok, maybe I made that one up, but still. Change it up when it gets easy.
When you go to Week 1, they give you the recommended place to start. For me, they recommended that I start on Week 3, looks like I’ll get done with this in a months time.
Day one looks a little something like this…….
rest 60 seconds between each SET (longer if required)
> 25 push ups
set 1 – 14 set 2 – 18 set 3 – 14 set 4 – 14 set 5 max (at least 20)
It progressively increases each day, so you’re doing a little more each day. There are three days in the workout, which allow for you to take a break in between the work outs. So, you’re workout days would look something like, Mon, Wed, Fri.
My over all goal here? To gain strength. My muscles are kind of weak in this day and age. On top of that, I’m kind of out of shape. So, when something heavy needs lifting, I have trouble some times and need to increase that strength and how many people do you know that can do 100 push ups?
They also have a Sit Up and even a Squats challenge, among other things. Visit Hundred Push Ups for more details.
Keep it real, keep fit.