It’s been a few years since I have tested myself, but at that point I managed 46 pushups nonstop. I doubt that I could do that right now, although I could probably get into the low 30s.
There’s a craze going around right now about doing 100 non-stop pushups. The craze was started by one of the readers of this site, Steve Speirs.
He started the Hundred Pushups, which provides a 6 week program designed to get anybody into shape fast so that they can complete 100 pushups. It may take some people a little longer than 6 weeks if they have to repeat any of the weeks, but it is a proven system that will build up strength and endurance in record time.
Steve told me about his new site when he first launched it, and it was right after I started my own program for the Summer. I am looking forward to this Autumn, though, when I plan on following Steve’s program to see how many pushups I can work up to.
The site allows you to follow each week separately
or download the complete program all at once. You can also choose to be listed with others taking the challenge so that you can provide mutual support and encouragement while getting public accountability.
If you are in the market for a new weight training program, then this is a good solution to throw into the mix and can give you something to be proud of once you have completed it. Pushups are one of the best exercises that you can do and having a strong base can really improve your running.
Have you joined the challenge?
Yea, I haven’t fallen for this one yet!! But I’m sure I will and a lot of my friends have!!
Nice post Blaine and thanks once again for providing the animated demos!
Hope you had a good June and here’s to a very successful July…
I actually just started today but I’m doing them with my feet on my core workout ball -- those are a lot tougher so we’ll see how it works out!
I have the whole family doing the challenge. We started week 4 today. All of us are at different levels, but trudging forward as best we can.
Wes -- come on, you know you wanna!
Steve -- No problem! I saw the page and thought it needed something like that.
Nick -- The biggest problem I see when I start this is that pushups can get old, especially when you know 50 or 60 different ways of doing them. Heheh.
David -- That’s cool. I don’t see my wife even considering the challenge. Looking forward to hearing about the results.
Thanks for posting this Blaine. This is exactly what I needed! I got started yesterday and I have posted on my blog about it, with trackback to your blog.
This is a very simple program. I am in bad shape right now. Let us see how this program helps me.
I can do 51 before I can’t get back up. Can’t wait till I get 100! Great post by the way, always good to see good info. I have a similar blog, you might want to check it out…
I DID IT!!! D-U-N!!! 100 (modified) PUSHUPS under my belt!!! 🙂