100 Push-ups a day!

The way I stay fit and firm.

Think there’s no way possible you could do this? I think you can. All you need is a good plan, discipline and about 10 minutes a day to achieve this goal!

Some of you can already do 50 consecutive push-ups, but let’s face it, you’re in a minority. Most of you reading this won’t even be able to manage 10 push-ups. Actually, I’m sure many of you can’t even do 5.

However, it really doesn’t matter which group you fall into. If you follow the progressive push-ups training, I’m sure you’ll soon be able to do 100 push-ups each day!

I am a 53 year old male and found started getting into push ups again when I was contacted on Facebook for the 22 Pushup Challenge for 22 days.

Below is me one I had been doing it for a week or so. The thing is you try different ways of doing it to keep it interesting and motivational.

22 for 22

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So once I mastered the 22 a day I though hmm can I do 50 or more? I challenged myself to do 50 each day and noticed great results in physical improvements in my body. Losing weight, firming up and WOW I was starting to see my abs again.

Several months later my brother who is also into fitness as a daily life habit (not something you feel forced to do) challenged me to do 100 push ups each day for a month. Being a sibling challenge how could I say no?

I will not miss lead you , it was difficult at first but became easier and easier. After the month I just kept going. I work “Daily Fitness” into my life as it is not something you need to book in nor travel to a gym and use all that fancy equipment.

As I am carrying on with my day ( mostly at home) I just get the urge and get down on the floor and pump out 25 push-ups. I am up in a minute or less and carrying on with my day. Boom! do that four time and I am done.

Once you start seeing gains in your body and feel better you will keep up with it as a habit.

Here are some Benefits:

Increased muscle tone and strength

There are several different variations of pushups, and each type activates the muscles in different ways.

A small 2015 study involving eight volunteers looked at the following pushup variations and compared their effects on different muscle groups:

  • Standard pushup (SP): The hands are shoulder width apart and directly in line with the shoulders. The upper body, or trunk, lines up with the legs, and the body remains rigid throughout.
  • Wide pushup: The distance between the hands is twice that of in the SP.
  • Narrow pushup (NP): The hands are below the center of the breastbone, or sternum, with the thumb and forefinger of each hand touching.
  • Forward pushup (FP): The hands are shoulder width apart but 20 centimeters (cm) in front of the shoulders.
  • Backward pushup (BP): The hands are shoulder width apart but 20 cm behind the shoulders.

The study found the following:

  • NPs resulted in the greatest activation of the triceps and pectoralis major muscles, or pecs.
  • FPs and BPs resulted in the greatest activation of the abdominal and back muscles.
  • BPs activated the largest number of muscle groups overall.

The authors conclude that BPs might be the most beneficial pushup variation for improving upper body condition and strength.

NPs are best suited to people trying to increase the size, tone, or strength of their triceps and pecs.

Please share and like this article if you found it interesting. Now go do some push ups!!!!

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