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?

8 thoughts on “100 Push Ups?”

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

    1. 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!

  3. jonathanricciardi

    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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