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I got 100 in on most days but I was not perfect. I do my best physical work in the gym, not home. Got my 100 today, sets of 15, 20 and 25.
There is no doubt that your chest and shoulder muscles respond to this sort of abuse demand. Plus it is a core exercise, like planks. Great for women. Women cannot grow visible muscles with resistance exercise due to relative lack of testosterone, but they sure can firm up and tighten up and that is rewarding.
From now on, I am probably going to plan on the 100 mostly on my Calisthenic Days, not daily. These weeks were a good start for my push-ups, for sure. I find the first set the hardest. I will now do a set of 15 as a warm-up set, then they get easier.
I had planned the next 4 weeks to be a 100-Burpee/day Challenge, but I can't do it. It just kills my injured shoulder to the point that I can't sleep on my right side. Maybe 100 Mountain Climbers? Or is that too easy? With Mountain Climbers, it's all about the speed. Mountain Climbers are HIIT Cardio/Calisthenics, not strength-building but definitely fitness-building.
I started the 100 pushups a day for 30 days challenge on October 1. I do 5 sets of 20, and haven't missed a day. It did get difficult at about day 20, but now it's fairly routine.
I'm 68 years old with about the same physique I had at 18...maybe an inch wider at the waist now...
I don't see myself stopping after 30 days, as I like the addition to my daily Yoga and Qi Gong sessions.
I've done at least 100 everyday since the start. I've worked myself to a place where I do four sets of 30. Some days the last five of each of the final two sets are a bit slow, but no issues otherwise. I do feel stronger and there has been a marginal improvement in my physique - more muscle definition than increase in size.
I plan to keep going. I do other weight training, three days on uppers and three on lowers. Will continue that too.
I started out with you, but half way through I switched to every other day. 2 sets of 50 each but with only 10 regular pushups to start and the 40 modified for the rest. I am a 54 yo slightly overweight woman and have definitely noticed an increase in strength which pleases the heck out of me.
I intend to keep at least this pace up and work for more regular pushups as strength improves.
I appreciate the challenge thrown down!
Since I have had previous shoulder injuries and don't want to stress my already stressed muscles I did the 100 on the days I don't lift. Every other day my sets of pushups were all to failure, usually 45, 20, 20 and finish off with 15. I would add a couple extra to the last set in case I messed up with the count, as a lot of the time I had a 2 and 4 year old performing along with me. I am 59 and try to work out 7 days a week.
I started late. Now on day 22. 100 per day, everyday. Initially 10 sets of 10, then 5 of 20 then moved up to 3 sets of 30 plus 10 before bedtime. Have gone back to sets of 20 because the 30 set hurts too much. I can never seem to get used to it. So I am back to 5 sets of 20. two weeks ago I decided to do sit-ups as well, just flip over after the pushups are done. That has been going well.