One Hundred Push-Ups

One hundred pushups, aka, Lost My Mind.

But not really. There’s this program called One Hundred Pushups that, as the name implies, intends to get you from the state of wimpy human to that of uber human that can do 100 pushups – all in a time span of 6 weeks.

While I wouldn’t mind being uber-human, I’m really just looking for a down and dirty, quick upper body strength routine. (Bonus! Pushups are good for the core, too). I’ve always slacked at upper body strength training. I convince myself that running is plenty, while frowning at my wimpy arms.

So, to complement my return to the gym and running/cycling/ellipticalling (?), I’m going to take a stab at the hundred pushups plan.

Initial test: 17 pushups, girl style. (Will go for the whole enchilada if I manage to get to 100 girlie ones!)

Seems like a depressing start, but the site assures me I’m normal. (Most people start out in level 2 [6-14] or level 3 [15-29]).

With that, Week 1 starts tomorrow! Who wants to join me?

3 thoughts on “One Hundred Push-Ups

  1. I have done this program and my best advice is to be prepared to redo a week. They ramp things up WAYYYYY too fast. If you keep at it though and redo weeks as you have to then you will see an awesome improvement in strength.. it really surprised me how easy it became to do pushups.. I got to the point of 5 sets of like 28 then slipped back and kinda quit.. but it worked while I did it!

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