Building Strength with Pushups
Doing the 100 Pushup challenge and getting closer to 100 Consecutive Pushups. I think being able to do 100 consecutive pushups is a worthwhile goal. Especially for myself since only a year and a half ago, even one pushup was too much for me to handle at one shot. Pushups have been a standard test of strength for as long as I can remember. We all know the images of just about every military force in the world using pushups as a basic strength conditioner.
Perhaps because they are just so simple, needing only a floor and yourself, they are overlooked. In any case, you might be wanting to add pushups to your exercise regimen. Maybe you also can only do one or a few and want to build up to 10 or 20 or 50 or 100. How do you do start building up your pushups? My suggestion is to increase gradually. Start with one good form pushup. If you can do more than one, great, do it and rest the next day and then try again.
This time, add another pushup or pushups whenever possible. If it takes you a month to get up to 10 pushups, so be it. Once you hit 25 pushups, you will be closer to the holy grail of 100. My max so far over the last 2 years has been 56. I am trying to reach 100 by doing sets of pushups within a restricted time frame, hoping to get stronger as I decrease the time. For example, I started by doing 100 pushups within 15 minutes several weeks ago.
Today, I did 100 pushups in 11 minutes and 30 seconds. Friday I will shoot to bring the time frame down a drop more. Hope this gives you some ideas on how to do the 100 pushup challenge and increase your pushups and shoot for 100 pushups! Can you do a 100 pushups in a row? If yes, how did you achieve the 100 pushup challenge? Please share!
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