In search of a new fitness challenge? Then the 100 pushup challenge – 100 push us a day for 30 days is a great way to get yourself motivated with a workout you can do anywhere. As with the 30 day, 300 kettlebell swing challenge I’d be doing this one with a friend. This is a great way to create accountability and push each other. There are going to be days you want to quite, believe me.
How the 100 Pushup Challenge Works
The challenge is simple, do 100 push ups in a little time as possible, every day, for 30 days. To make it a little more challenging my goal would be to build up to 100 unbroken pushups. My starting PR (from a few years back) is 60. I’m also a big fan of rest days, so we are taking a rest day every Sunday and just added those missed days of swings to the end. That’s 6 days of 100 push ups and 1 day off for 6 weeks (5 weeks, 5 days).
What You Need & Getting Started
Two arms and the floor.
That’s the great thing about the 100 pushup challenge. You can do it anywhere and take as long as you need.
Optional thing you may want:
Yoga Mat – Makes doing that may pushups a little more comfortable.
Push Up Bars – If normal pushups hurt your wrist, push up bars will help.
Perfect Push Up Elite – If you want to step up the difficulty, check out the Prefect Pushup Elite.
For some of us the challenge is to do 100 push ups in 24 hours for 30 days. For others it will be doing 100 pushups as quickly as possible for 30 days. This challenge is universally scalable .
And lastly here is a quick brush up on your form. There are a lot of ways to cheat on pushups so try your best to keep yourself in check.
Tips from my 100 Pushup Challenge
Know your goal. Are you looking to build up to 100 unbroken push ups or to do 100 pushups? Both offer a challenge. Go into the 30 days with a plan based on your goal.
A couple workouts to break up the challenge:
100 pushups for time
Do them in as few sets as possible
5 sets of 20
10 pushups every 45 seconds for 10 rounds
100 Push Ups a Day Results
My 100 Push Up Challenge results are in! After the 30 day challenge my max unbroken pushups went from 60 to 92 in just under 5 weeks. To do this I didn’t go after max reps each day. I made sure to mix it up, sets of 10 (great for recovery days), 20, 25, max unbroken, for time ect. Just make sure you stay with it and let me know your results in the comments below.