Push ups have always been a struggle for me. I want to become better at them, which is why I’ve created this push up challenge!
This is an exercise we are all very familiar with. We’ve been doing push ups since gym class in elementary school. You would think we would all be able to crank out 100 at any time, but that’s SURELY not the case for me.
How To Do A Push Up Correctly
Starting in a high plank position, keep your body straight as you lower. Keep your core tight and your booty in line with your back. Bend your arms and lower your body down, but not all the way to the floor. Push yourself back up into a straight arm high plank again, but try not to lock your arms. Try to keep a steady pace. Don’t go too fast because then you’re using momentum which will hinder your results.
If you can’t do a push up on your feet, you can do them on your knees.
I want you to do this challenge with me!!!!! This is a challenge that can be done ANYWHERE and doesn’t require a gym membership or even a change of clothes! Just drop and go 🙂
For the next 14 days, do 50 push ups a day. The 50 push ups can be split up throughout the day. Just make sure you get all 50 in each day. Always do each set until failure where you can’t physically do any more.
Keep a push up journal to track how many you can get in each day. In the beginning of the challenge, you will probably have several smaller sets of push ups throughout the day. By the end of the challenge, you should be able to do fewer sets with more reps. If you can do more at the end of your last set, keep going until failure!!!
Also, if 50 is too easy for you, change it up to a 100 push up challenge!
Leave a comment below letting me know what day you’re on and what your set counts were.
Day 4: 5 sets – 13, 12, 10, 10, 5
Day 12: 2 sets – 30, 20
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Good luck!!! LET’S DO THIS!