Challenge 3: 100 Press-ups in 7 weeks

The first and main question that springs to mind when I read the title of this post…is why on earth do I read people’s blogs late at night when fueled with dance induced enthusiasm? it makes me agree to things that I really should think twice about!

100 press upsNevertheless, inspired by this post by Awesome Ashild (push ups)Β I have decided to take her challenge of getting to 100 press-ups in 7 weeks! No, not a total of 100 press-ups in 7 weeks…I could do that now…that is less than 1 per day that is not a challenge! Apparently, If I follow this plan I will be able to do 100 consecutive press ups by the end of 7 weeks. The plan details are here, but basically, you have to do press ups 3 times a week, you do the number it says each week and you will be able to improve.

Why am I doing this…well…press-ups Β are generally awesome, they are good for chest, shoulders, core strength and all sorts of things…so I thought it has got to be a good thing! Also it nags at the back of my mind that I want to be able to do real press ups well and at the moment I can’t! So this is going to help me with that! I am going to attempt to do these as full press-ups, I may have to modify slightly at first by putting my hands on the bottom step of the stairs but I will let you know once I have done my initial test tonight! I know that by the end I will be doing full press ups.

Will I get to 100? Who knows but I am going to give it a good go! If in 7 weeks time I can do more than 50 press-ups in a row I will be really pleased and if I get to 100 I will be ecstatic!

I will keep you posted πŸ˜€

10 thoughts on “Challenge 3: 100 Press-ups in 7 weeks

  1. Good luck with this one — it’s a toughie. I started it about 2 years ago and gave up after a couple weeks. It takes tremendous strength to do 100 consecutive push-ups. If you do this, you deserve a medal! πŸ™‚


    1. To be honest, I am going to give it my best shot but I am still quite heavy for that many press ups…but I will see where I get to…I will improve and if I get a respectable number I will be happy πŸ™‚


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