100 push up challenge
Tried it last year and for some bizarre reason I ended up in column three all the time, got to week five before a knackered shoulder put me on rest duties. Now using push up bars and doing slow and controlled push ups in repeated sets of 5, 6, 7 or whatever until tired, which seem to be having a greater effect.Posted 6 years ago
I think it was developed as a joke
I don’t think you’d get from zero to 100 in the time, but if you keep repeating weeks until to can comfortably complete them, you’ll progress. If I get to being able to do 20 or 30 in one set, that’d be a considerable improvement for me and I’d be happy.Posted 6 years ago
I generally do 25, a 90 second plank, then another 25, then 25 dumbell curls on each arm with 15kg and 100 sit ups. The push ups I do slow though to make them harder. I’ll give 100 a go later.
*edit* 50 straight is no problem and if you keep it up every night, 100 should be easily achievable in 6 weeks. I’d like to see people doing them with straight backs though – makes me laugh when you see folk doing them and they look like they are trying to do the caterpillar 😉Posted 6 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I started it last year but after about 3 weeks it started to ramp up far too fast for me- totally stopped my progress, even after redoing weeks. So I got pissed off with it in the end, just became totally disspiriting. I enjoyed it while it was achievable though but the plan didn’t work for me.Posted 6 years agomrblobbyMember
18 in a minute for me and felt like I was going to be sick towards the end. Just had a pizza and a couple of ciders though which probably didn’t help. If this actually works I may be tempted to give it a go but going by what’s on here it’ll take me a year to complete week one 🙁Posted 6 years agodirk_pumpaMember
yeah if your doing them that quickly your form is rubbish and your using momentum. i always struggle to do lots of reps of anything but i think its because my form is good. i could do 50 super clean pressups within a few weeks, how much further icould go im not sure. but flapping about like that dick isnt my stylePosted 6 years ago
You’re not doing them properly. Take 2 second down and 3 seconds up; how many can you do then?
Just done another 25 with that timing – normally do them slow (not quite that slow though) see my earlier post.
Bear in mind I’ve just done 100 fast though and 50 x 15kg curls, as well as 30 sit-ups with 15kg on my chest, so I’m a bit pooped.
Will try slow ones from the off tomorrow – won’t manage anywhere near 100 though.Posted 6 years ago
dirk_pumpa – Member
yeah if your doing them that quickly your form is rubbish and your using momentum. i always struggle to do lots of reps of anything but i think its because my form is good. i could do 50 super clean pressups within a few weeks, how much further icould go im not sure. but flapping about like that dick isnt my style
No need to get insulting, I know how to do a press-up ffs. When I’m in the gym, it’s low reps (10-15) with as much weight as I can manage, slowly.Posted 6 years ago
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