Push Ups Challenge
This push-up challenge is sure to make you feel stronger and tone your entire body along the way. By day 30 you'll be able to do 100 push-ups in just one workout. Push-ups are a great exercise for a challenge because they're challenging.
Traditional Push Up
Start on the floor, with only your hands and knees touching the ground. Place your hands just slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, keeping the elbows tucked in like a chicken wing. Holding a straight line from your head to your heels, slowly lower your entire body toward the ground, bending through the elbows. Go down until your elbows are at 90 degrees, and then press back up.
Focusing on the negative, or lowering, portion of the push-up is a trick to building more strength. This is because most of the muscle damage or soreness actually happens during this part of the exercise.
Your goal on this exercise is to lower your body down as slow as possible, taking around three to five seconds. To push yourself back up, you can use assistance by dropping your knees down or simply push back up like a normal rep.
During push-ups you're in a plank position, except on your hands. To get to 100 push-ups, it's important to have a strong core that can keep up. The stronger your core is, the less energy it will take to hold yourself up. To get in plank position, start on the floor, putting your elbows down and directly underneath your shoulders.
Lift your entire body up and hold it, keeping a straight line from your head to your heels.