Tuesday Fit Challenge

100 pushup plan

Okay girls and boys are you ready for today’s challenge? Here goes…I want you to do 100 push-ups! Yikes, that’s a lot of push-ups! My goal is to perform all “boy” push-ups but I want you to do girl if that will help you take on the challenge! I don’t expect you to do them all in one time slot. I’m going to do 15 at a time so I keep good form and get the full benefit of a push-up.

Pushups are one of the oldest and most basic exercises and they are very effective. They work out all the muscles in the upper body and build optimal strength in the forearms, wrists, upper arms, shoulders and chest. Pushups push the body toward physical exertion. In addition to building strength, they force the heart to work harder and the blood to pump faster. This increases metabolism and helps you burn more calories. The benefit of the pushup is still felt hours after the exercise is done.

Doing pushups on a regular basis will make you stronger and improve your overall conditioning. However, it will also increase your confidence. You will find that doing pushups in sets of 25, 50 and 100 will build massive arm and upper body strength. Do it regularly and you will build as much strength as the guys who spend hours in the gym. This will give you tremendous pride in your accomplishment and the confidence that comes with achievement.

Women typically have less upper body strength than men. While there has been an increase in womens’ weightlifting, many women are not comfortable lifting barbells and heavy dumbbells. Pushups can be the great equalizer. Women who do pushups can quickly build strength in the chest, upper arms, forearms and wrists. Doing three sets of 10 to 15 pushups is a great starting point for women who want to get stronger.

In addition to building upper body strength and gaining more power in the arms, shoulders and hands, pushups done with the proper form will help build the core musclesin the middle of your body. To do pushups properly, your elbows must be fully extended at the start and end of a pushup, your toes should be on the floor and your legs, hips and back should be straight.

Questions:

1. Who’s in??
2. Are you going to do them all in one shot or break them up?
3. Are you doing girls or boys?
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About fitsgreaterthanskinny

My favorite thing to do is to wake up early and start the day off with a good sweat. There's nothing more exciting then trying and new workout. I love to create new workouts to help people get fit. View all posts by fitsgreaterthanskinny

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