This month, I’m doing 100 push-ups everyday. While this physical fitness challenge has been tough, there have been a lot of benefits which have come from it as well. In this post, I’m going to share with you how you can do 100 push-ups a day for a month to become more fit and get in shape.
Are you looking for a body weight physical fitness challenge? Do you think you could out every day for a whole month?
This month, I’ve been doing 100 push-ups a day.
Each day, no matter what, I’ve done a few sets of 20, 25, and 30 push-ups, to get pp to 100 push-ups.
While there have been some days where my chest has been sore or tired, I still got my push-ups in.
Now, my chest is feeling strong and I’ve also noticed that I’ve lost some body fat across the rest of my body.
In this post, I’m going to share with you how to do this body weight exercise challenge, talk about why push-ups are good for you, and give you motivation to crush this challenge!
How to Do 100 Push-Ups a Day for a Month
Doing 100 push-ups every day for a month is a big task to take on.
When starting out, doing push-ups are tough and can be a struggle, especially if you’ve never done them before.
The first few days, you will be sore, but after about a week, the soreness goes away and you will see the progress and gains.
For your 100 daily push-ups, you can do them anyway you want.
You can do incline push-ups, decline push-ups, regular push-ups, or vary the technique in any way you want. As long as you are getting down and have a good range of motion (getting your elbows to 90 degrees is the correct way to do a push-up), you will be making the most of this workout.
Right now, I’, doing 5 sets of 20, or 4 sets of 25 (depending on the day). These 4 or 5 sets take me between 10-15 minutes to do, but if you can’t do as many push-ups in a row as me, then you can break it up into more sets with less reps.
Doing 10 sets of 10 is the same amount of reps as 2 sets of 50.
In addition, doing 10 sets of 10 could be spread out through the day to reduce the energy spent in any one session.
If you still think 100 in a day is too much, you could start off slower.
During the first week, you could do 30 push-ups a day. Then, in the second week you can do 60 push-ups a day.
Finally, during the third and fourth weeks of the month, you can get to 100 push-ups a day.
By the third week, your body will start to get used to the increased number of push-ups and will be able to handle this increased volume.
Why are Push-Ups Good for You?
There are a number of reasons why push-ups are good for you.
Obviously, any exercise is better than no exercise, but there are a number of tangible benefits to doing push-ups.
One of the bigger benefits of push-ups is how it activates nearly every body part. When you do a push-up, you are using your chest, your shoulders, your core, your arms, and your back.
By activating all of these different body parts, you will increase the amount of muscle fibers recruited and can strengthen more than just 1 muscle group at a time.
Another benefit is how you will be stretching various muscles in your back and arms as you perform the push-up.
One more benefit is that your posture will improve through doing push-ups. The muscles that are responsible for your posture are the same ones activated when you do push-ups properly.
Finally, you can do push-ups where ever you are! I can get a great chest workout without leaving my apartment, an if you are someone who doesn’t have a lot of money, then you can save money and get in shape at home with push-ups.
Don’t You Need to Take Some Rest Days to Recover?
Make no mistake, doing push-ups every day is tough.
One thing about the human body is that it is incredibly resilient and is able to adapt to tough situations.
From experience, the first few days of this body weight exercise challenge is tough.
You are sore, and you aren’t loving life.
But, after about a week, if you are sleeping enough, eating a healthy diet with a lot of protein, and not pushing too hard else where, you will start feeling more confident and better about your progress.
In general though, if you really need a break, then you should take a break. If you are on the verge of injury, then taking a day off instead of pushing through would be best.
However, I don’t think general soreness is necessarily an injury.
With body weight exercises, the amount of work and stress you are putting on your body is not an intense amount, so you can do it more often.
At the same time, as I mentioned, you need to listen to your body to make sure you are doing what’s right for your current level of health and physical fitness.
At the end of the day, incorporating body weight exercises and push-ups can be very beneficial for you and support your current routine.
Would You Do 100 Push-Ups a Day?
Now that you have finished reading this post, I hope you are inspired and motivated to get out there and try this challenge.
While I don’t think I’d recommend it if you are doing heavy bench press (there your body definitely does need to recover), I would recommend this if you want a change in your exercise schedule and routine.
Readers: what exercise challenges do you like doing? Would you do 100 push-ups every day for a month?
Thanks for reading!