100 Push Ups Challenge

100 Push Ups Challenge

Hey guys. I was challenged to see if I could get to 100 straight push ups before a fitness nut from my church. She runs like crazy, and has affectionately become known as the “Crazy Runner” here on the site. She has a lot of fitness goals (like being able to pull a Hummer down the street), and decided to add push ups to her list.

I gladly accepted the 100 push ups challenge, and once other people heard about it, they asked if they could join as well. So our little challenge grew from 2 people to over 20! I have collected the videos of all of the participants below, so you can see their progress without having to search through the site.

A Proper Push Up

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One thing that I noticed from the videos that I received is that everyone had a different form. I need us all to be uniform, if this contest is going to be fair. Here is what will count as a full push up:

1) You must fully extend your arms when you are pushing up (be sure not to lock your elbows).

2) You must come all the way down – if you have someone with you at home, have them place their fist on the ground, you must drop down far enough to have your chest hit their fist – if not, it does not count. If you do them alone, a good proxy to use would be a 12 oz can of Carnation Milk (or a similar item) or 2 small cans (5-6 ozs) of tuna. Your chest should be no more than 3 inches off of the ground. I’ll be going down further than that, so try to match me if you can! ;-) – My suggestion is not for you to do all of your push ups with a can under you, but for you to use it as a way to determine how far down you need to go. Actually, #3 will be even more accurate…

3) When you go down, your arms must form a 90-degree angle! If you follow the guidelines in step 2, this should be no problem.

4) It doesn’t matter how fast you go, as long as you extend up and come down as far as indicated above.

5) You need to count out loud on the video, or have someone count for you while you do them.

6) I reserve the right to alter the number of push ups if you fail to meet these guidelines.

*As always, please consult your doctor before attempting any physical activity!

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And now on to the videos:

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