Jenn Reese Writer, Artist, Geek

100 Push Ups?


I saw an interesting site today: one hundred push ups. It presents a simple fitness plan that purportedly enables a person to do 100 consecutive push ups by the end of six weeks. From the site:

Think there’s no way you could do this? I think you can! All you need is a good plan, plenty of discipline and about 30 minutes a week to achieve this goal!

Boy, I would love the ability to do 100 good-form push ups at a time! Push ups have long been an arch-nemesis of mine. Even on a good day, I can’t do that many. Now that I have a chronic shoulder problem, I’m basically back to square one.

So take a look at the plan. What do you think? Does it make sense, or is it nuts? (The site seems a little odd, in that this plan is its only component.) Is it worth giving it a try?

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  • Hmmm. An interesting question. Looking at it I'm thinking it looks like a slowly adding plan, so I don't see anything that leaps out at me as being dangerous. My own approach to get to 100 pushups was to do 100 pushups a night, ie, starting out when I was a freshman in college I started out able to do 10 before needing a rest, maybe 3-5 sets of 10 that'd get me halfway there. Then performance would degrade, so I'd do them to failure, then rest until I could do more, until I had a 100. Took about 3 months to get to the point where I could do 90 on the first set.

    I was benched by my doctor for the last 3 months, but today I got a clean bill of health, I'm allowed back to martial arts and to lifting, I'll take a look at the pushup routine and maybe incorporate it in to my routine, see if the plan makes any sense when it hits the ground.

  • I'm at the end or repeating week 1. I ran into trouble with the initial test, in which I performed 13 pushups, which put me on the highest of the three levels to start. Day three was already more pushups that I could keep up with. I redid the initial test, making sure to be very strict about my form. I was probably too sloppy the first time. This time I could 9 perfect pushups, so this week I redid the first week routine at the second level. Tough, but executable — so far!

    • I actually had to drop out after day 1 (is that a record?) because my other workout regimen interfered. On day 2, I couldn't use my arms because of my first boxing class. I decided that I'd probably bitten off more than I could chew. I'll try the 100 pushup program later, if one of my other workouts disappears. Until then, I will eagerly follow your progress to see how it goes!

  • i started doing a hundred pushups a day a couple of weeks ago the first i could only do 5 and then two days later i did 10 and now i do them like nothing with a little bit of hard work and less bitchen it should be really easy

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Jenn Reese Writer, Artist, Geek

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